Belgian Grand Prix

  • My version of the accident is different, says Rosberg 6 days ago

    London: Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton's version of events after the Mercedes team-mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton told reporters at Spa on Sunday that the Formula One championship leader had told a team meeting after the race...
  • Lewis Hamilton wonders whether Nico Rosberg can be trusted 1 week ago

    Lewis Hamilton says he no longer knows whether to trust Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on the track after they collided at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix but has ruled out retaliation. The incident, with Rosberg's front wing making contact with Hamilton's rear tyre and causing a puncture on the second lap...
  • Beaming Ricciardo looms large in Mercedes' mirrors 1 week ago

    For the benefit of those who might need reminding after reading Monday's sports pages, Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix. It was easy to overlook that fact with the headlines dominated by the turmoil at Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton accused championship-leading team-mate Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him. But if...
  • Nico Rosberg could face consequences for collision 1 week ago

    Mercedes threatened to review their policy of allowing their drivers to race each other freely after Formula One leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. "Unfortunately, yes," Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff told reporters when asked whether the dominant team might change their tactics. "It...
  • Nico Rosberg hit me on purpose, claims Lewis Hamilton August 24, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton accused Mercedes team-mate and Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The incident on lap two left Hamilton with a puncture and ultimately led to the Briton's retirement from the race, while Rosberg went on to finish second...
  • Force India bag five points from Spa after Kevin Magnussen penalty August 24, 2014

    Spa: Force India gained from Kevin Magnussen's post-race 20 seconds penalty with their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg promoted a place to be classified as eighth and 10th respectively at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Though the penalty for the McLaren driver was not enough for Force India to...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 August 24, 2014

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • Fernando Alonso expects to see Carlos Sainz in F1 sooner or later August 24, 2014

    Belgium: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says fellow-Spaniard Carlos Sainz junior will be in Formula One 'sooner or later' despite the setback of Toro Rosso opting for Dutch teenager Max Verstappen next season. Sainz, who is a Red Bull junior driver, had been seen as a leading candidate for the Toro Rosso race...
  • Mercedes say Brembo not to blame for brake failure August 24, 2014

    Belgium: The Mercedes Formula One team have cleared Italian brake manufacturer Brembo of blame for a disc failure that caused Lewis Hamilton to crash in qualifying for last month's German Grand Prix. The team said in a joint statement with Brembo at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday that they had...
  • Forgettable qualifying for Force India at Spa August 23, 2014

    Spa: Force India experienced a forgettable qualifying at the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, where their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg could only post 13th and 18th fastest times in a wet session on Saturday. The biggest casualty of Q3 was Nico Hulkenberg, who was eliminated in the first part...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix August 23, 2014

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice August 23, 2014

    Belgium: Valtteri Bottas ended Mercedes' run of fastest laps with the top time for Williams in a damp final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Finn clocked a time of one minute 49.465 seconds, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo second and 0.268 slower for champions Red Bull. Mercedes had finished one-two in...
  • Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in 2nd Belgian Grand Prix practice August 22, 2014

    Spa: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed. Conditions were cool and overcast for both runs, although the rain stayed away on the 7-kilometer (4.3-mile)...
  • Nico Rosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP August 22, 2014

    Belgium: Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton. Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes...
  • Max Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian Grand Prix August 22, 2014

    British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing contractual problems. But on Friday morning race stewards...
  • Alexander Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Max Chilton August 21, 2014

    American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after the hard-up team sidelined Britain's Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons. Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed's...
  • Sergio Perez expects to stay at Force India August 21, 2014

    Mexican Sergio Perez says he expects to stay at the Force India Formula One team next season with an extension likely to be agreed in a matter of weeks. "Nothing is confirmed yet but we should be, in the next couple of weeks, sorted for next year," the former Sauber and...
  • Hamilton, Rosberg continue their title battle at Belgian Grand Prix August 21, 2014

    Paris: The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points. Rosberg is looking to win his maiden F1 title but Hamilton, the...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to play his cards right at Belgian GP August 20, 2014

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend. Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri...
  • Ferrari got the most out of their car, says Alonso August 26, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps: Fernando Alonso got the most out of his Ferrari in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix but it was not enough to beat Sebastian Vettel's dominant Red Bull and prevent him stretching his overall lead. The Spaniard went from ninth on the starting grid to second at the finish but still Vettel...
  • Brake failure in Spa ends Raikkonen's points run August 25, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps: Kimi Raikkonen watched the end of the Belgian Grand Prix from the garage for once as his long points-scoring run ended at 27 races because of right brake failure. He is arguably the most consistent driver in Formula One and it was a rare sight to see his car crawl...
  • Webber indicates Ricciardo will replace him at Red Bull August 25, 2013

    Spa-Franchorchamps: Australian Mark Webber indicated on Sunday that compatriot Daniel Ricciardo would replace him at Formula One champions Red Bull next season, but the team played down his comments. "The decision's made. We all know who it is. I'm happy with that decision. It's good for him and good for Australia,"...
  • Sutil gives Force India points as di Resta crashes out August 25, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps, (Belgium): A collision caused a premature end to Paul di Resta's race while Adrian Sutil finished ninth in the Belgian Grand Prix as Sahara Force India lost its fifth place to McLaren, here on Sunday The team was struggling ever since the introduction of new tyres by Pirelli and Sunday...
  • Vettel wins Belgian GP to extend overall lead August 25, 2013

    Belgium: Sebastian Vettel overtook Lewis Hamilton on the first lap and comfortably held on to win the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his overall championship lead. It was Vettel's fifth win of the season, second from three GPs, and 31st of his outstanding career. Fernando Alonso drove brilliantly from ninth...
  • Fernando Alonso sees Ferrari progress despite setback August 25, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso saw a silver lining in the rain clouds over the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday despite qualifying only ninth. The Spaniard was fastest in the first phase of a rain-hit qualifying and second in the next but suffered when it mattered most after being caught out...
  • F1 tyre tender would be farcical: Pirelli August 25, 2013

    Belgium: Putting Formula One's 2014 tyre supply contract out to tender would be a farcical step so late in the season, Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said on Saturday. The Italian company is proceeding on the basis that it will remain the sole supplier next season but has yet to sign...
  • Force India's Di Resta misses pole at Belgian GP qualifying August 24, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps: Force India's Paul di Resta looked set for a memorable pole position until he was pushed down to fifth place in a frantic qualifying session at the Belgian Grand Prix here on Saturday. Lewis Hamilton came up with a scintillating run in the dying minutes of Q3 to take his...
  • Lewis Hamilton secures 4th straight pole at Belgian GP August 24, 2013

    Spa, Belgium: Lewis Hamilton left it to the last second to beat Sebastian Vettel's time and secure his fourth straight pole position of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. In a frantic finish under heavy rain at Spa, the lead changed hands in a flurry of activity as...
  • Vettel fastest in third practice at Belgian GP August 24, 2013

    Belgium: Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third practice session at the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The three-time defending Formula One champion beat Fernando Alonso's time late in the session to clock a best of 1 minute, 48.327 seconds, putting him 0.105 clear of the...