The Rookie Digest: 9 – 12 Part 3

In this third instalment looking at how the 2012 batch of rookies are doing, their first summer break acts as punctuation before they lay rubber down at one of the most historic circuits on the calendar, Spa-Francorchamps. Here Charles Pic’s and Jean-Eric Vergne’s first Formula One visits to Silverstone, Hockenheim, the Hungaroring and the aforementioned … Continue reading

Belgian GP 2012

Seven Moments of the Belgian GP 1. Crash, Ban, Wallop Bumps and scapes are common features during the opening laps of races, to the point where stewards tend not to investigate first laps incidents. However this first lap smash was definitely worthy of the stewards attention, firstly Maldonado was a little too eager to start … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Race Report

This. Is. SPA-taaaa!!! Taking a cue from Gerhard Butler’s impassioned cry, the race in Belgium was a out and out battle for supremacy. It’s a tough track where the brave and talented profit, or fall amid the oft uncertain circumstances. When they line up at the bottom of the valley, with the green of the … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite saying they’ve shifted focus to 2012, they’ve brought several small front wing upgrades this weekend. Massa has used 2 sets of full wets and so both drivers have done limited running to preserve tyres. Force India: Di Resta had a moment at Eau Rouge and then just leaves the track … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Massa complains of something (possibly his helmet) giving him a lot of push and being heavy, he comes into the pitstop for a new front wing and returns to the track. Lots of flo-vis paints on the rear wing and a closer look at the  Ferrari shows a reprofiled windscreen, Massa … Continue reading

Spa Francorchamps: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Laps 44 Lap Length 7.004 km (4.352 miles) Race Length 308.052 km (191.415 miles) First Race 1950 Fastest Lap S Vettel 1:47.263 (Red Bull, 2009) 2010 Winner Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) Layout: There is one thing certain about Spa-Francorchamps, it is synonymous with Formula One and forever will be. It’s a drivers … Continue reading

The Season: 2010

The dust has barely set in Abu Dhabi and there’s already talk of the 2011 season. It’s 16 weeks away; but that’s Formula One for you. This is a sport that lives in the future. But allow me this one discretion and I’ll wrap up the past season for you. The past is reserved for nostalgia and … Continue reading

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