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Belgian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 2,570 views]
Belgian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Despite rumours circulated by certain members of the German press that Red Bull were calling for mandatory three stops such was the degree of tyre degradation reportedly observed during qualifying, Jenson Button dominated the Belgian Grand Prix from start to finish via just a solitary visit to the pit lane. Two tyre changes were the norm, however, although ironically, it was Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel who overcame a poor start by also making the single pit stop…

Belgian GP, Headline, Qualifying »

[1 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 3,282 views]
Stats from Spa Qualifying

Jenson Button comfortably claimed his first pole for McLaren as he seeks to put his season back on track in Belgium. His time of 1 minute 47.573 seconds was comfortably the quickest time of the weekend. Kamui Kobayashi joins him on the front row, the first time the Sauber driver has qualified so high.

Belgian GP, Grand Prix View »

[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,032 views]
The Grand Prix File: Belgium

Spa Francorchamps is everything a grand prix track should be – fast, fearsome and full of atmosphere. Driving through the grey-stone village down to the circuit, the place seems filled with the ghosts of racers past. History can be felt everywhere here…

Belgian GP, Grand Prix View, Headline, Race Preview »

[27 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 3,580 views]
Preview of the Belgian Grand Prix

Missed Formula One? After the summer break the Grand Prix circus returns with the majestic Spa-Francorchamps and the Belgian Grand Prix awaiting. Fernando Alonso leads the Drivers’ Championship with a healthy 40 point lead but just eight points cover the next four and they’ll remain confident they can overhaul the Ferrari driver’s advantage by the end of the season…

Belgian GP, Grand Prix View, Race Preview »

[22 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,810 views]
Track Notes – Spa-Francorchamps

For the drivers, Spa Francorchamps is a test, and for the strategists, it’s a nightmare – the weather in the Ardennes is wildly unpredictable. It can be bone dry at the far side of the circuit, and flooded in the pits.

The hairpin, La Source, usually catches out a couple of cars at the start. Eau Rouge is at the foot of the hill that follows, and despite some re-working it’s still an awesome challenge, taken in top gear at 300km/h and with a blind crest. At -3.5G it’s the only …

Headline, History, Turkish GP »

[4 May 2011 | 12 Comments | 5,902 views]
Eight Turn Eights

Istanbul’s Turn Eight: Brilliant corner, rubbish name. With that in mind, I went in search of some more of Formula One’s turn eights. Some are unexciting affairs, some are mere parts of larger complexes and some are similarly lumbered with the unimaginative moniker of Turn 8. However, there are some absolute gems and, in no particular order, I present my eight favourite turn 8s…