Lewis Hamilton at the parc ferme at Spa-Francorchamps following his victory at the Belgian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas won the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps today ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg. He last won the race in 2010, driving for the team then known as McLaren-Mercedes. Mercedes dominated proceedings at Spa from the get-go, with Rosberg flying through practice sessions before
Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez of Force India, with Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the background (file photo) The British team, which has done fairly well in the 2015 season so far, says that Force India and Lotus provide a real threat to their podium chances at the Belgian Grand Prix. The team’s Finnish sensation Valtteri Bottas finished qualifying in third, behind the Mercedes 1-2 of polesitter Lewis Hamilton and teammate Ni
#44 Lewis Hamilton takes pole at the Belgian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, who will start tomorrow’s race in P2. Hamilton had a time of 1:47.197, bettering his own previous time, while Rosberg finished in 1:47.655. Williams had a strong show at the race as well, with Finn Valtteri Bottas in third
Following a nearly month-long summer break, Formula One has now returned to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 11th round of this year’s championships. The highly anticipated Belgian Grand Prix shapes up to be a nail-biting thriller as Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brace themselves for yet another down to the wire second half of the season while being wary of the menace Sebastian Vettel will pose in t
The vivid beauty of Spa Francorchamps: F1's electrifying and much loved circuit Stavelot at Belgium houses what the entire F1 fraternity hails as perhaps the most idyllic track, set amidst the glowing beauty of Western Europe. Spa is part racing paradise, part entourage de excitement and a pure adrenaline rush all through. Breathtaking maneuvers and mental toughness are what Spa demands from its commanding racers, who come to lock horns in a
Vettel (L) with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen The four-time world champion and racing prodigy said yesterday that there have not been many friendships in the sport, as was the case in the past, reports Motorsport.com The German, who currently races for Scuderia Ferrari, described this as “sad”, and insinuated that drivers had become more selfish, which had had a deleterious effect on forming lasting friendships and
We are the champions: Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi 6-time world champion and MotoGP racing legend Valentino Rossi said he was happy to ‘give Hamilton a go’ on his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP bike. The two, who have each won multiple champions in their respective sports, met at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza last year, a race that Hamilton won. Hamilton, who currently leads the Formula 1 drivers’ championship standi
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas at the Hungaroring last week The Finn has had a very good year – currently 4th on the drivers’ championship leaderboard just behind 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Bottas has had high finishes nearly every race of the season, with points in all but two – Monaco and Hungary. Bottas is currently contracted to Williams, under whom he first entered Formula One as a test driver
Following the young Frenchman’s tragic death last week, the colleagues of Jules Bianchi came together at the Hungarian Grand Prix to pay tribute to their friend. The 25-year-old passed away following 9 months in a coma, after suffering an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. That Grand Prix had been held in a torrential downpour, when a typhoon was on its course through the nation. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil
Image Courtesy: Red Bull Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on challenging the Ferraris at tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, after a strong qualifying session at Budapest. Infiniti Red Bull Racing have had a dismal season so far, with the four-time championship winning team languishing in fourth place in the standings with 63 points. Qualifying sessions have not yielded stellar results either with both their drivers y
Fernando Alonso’s car stalls in the middle of the track at the Hungaroring Mercedes continued to dominate as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg find themselves at the top of the grid at the end of qualifying at the Hungaroring today. While Hamilton dominated sessions 1 and 2, Rosberg did well to catch up in third qualifying. Although Rosberg was the polesitter at last year’s race, he lost it to Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.
The 2014 Hungarian GP: Winner Daniel Ricciardo(L) with Fernando Alonso (C) in 2nd and Hamilton in 3rd The first two Free Practice sessions at the Hungaroring concluded yesterday. With Qualifying set for 5:30 p.m this evening, here’s what we learned from the two sessions: Mercedes look to continue their domination: Although Nico Rosberg had complained of brake problems prior to FP1, he had no issues during either session.
Second practice saw more drama as several drivers skidded on the track, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean spinning around at turn 12 as their cars turned 180 degrees at different points of the race. Hamilton led second practice as he had done with the first, with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat in second. Kvyat’s Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished in third, but faced issues with his engine ‘blowing&rs
The glory days: A battle for first between Mark Webber of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of then McLaren-Mercedes The excitement quotient of a Formula 1 race is directly proportional to the number of overtaking moves in that race. This seems to be the logic the powers in the sport used while agreeing to install and then finally installing a DRS in every car. I beg to differ. I decided to pen this post for multiple reasons. First,