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Belgian Grand Prix
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
31, 01, 02 September 2012
Length of lap: 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Total number of race laps: 44
Race length: 308.052 km (191.410 mi)
Most wins (constructors): Ferrari (16)
Fastest lap 2011: Mark Webber Red Bull 1:49.883

Last Race

Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring Circuit

1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus
Fastest Lap
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:24.136
Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:20.953

2011 Cars images

Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO)
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes MGP W02
Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit
Formula 1 image 2011 (Photo 1920x1280)
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-25
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit
Formula 1 image 2011
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race. F1 wallpaper 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Fernando Alonso. Ferrari 150° Italia
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race.
Formula 1 image 2011

Grand Prix Formula 1

Long way to go for slicks - Bridgestone

Bridgestone Potenza slick racing tyres made a return to Formula One cars for the first time in ten years as Bridgestone Motorsport completed its final test of the 2007 season after four days of running at Jerez last week. Three sets of slick tyres were available to all the teams to use over the course of the four days.

Dennis eyes another fight for the championship

Ron Dennis is looking forward to another exciting Formula One season. In 2007 he only just missed out on the drivers' championship title, but the McLaren team boss has said the team wants to build on the momentum of last year.
Speaking at McLaren's MP4-23 presentation in Stuttgart Dennis said: "The ultimate goal of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team is to fight for both the Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships. We are looking forward to another competitive season as we look to build on the momentum of last year.

Force India to announce drivers this week

Force India have revealed that they will confirm their 2008 driver line-up on Thursday. The team, who are part-owned by Indian billionaire Dr Vijay Mallya, had originally planned to announce their drivers before Christmas.

Hamilton doesn't expect difficulties to race without driver aids

Earlier this week Ferrari's team manager Luca Baldisserri questioned Hamilton's ability to handle a Formula One car stripped of electronic driver aids like traction control. But it doesn't worry the 23-year-old Briton a bit. "Maybe they are the ones that will have problems next year," Hamilton told reporters in Stuttgart.
The 2008 Formula 1 season will see traction control being banned from Formula 1. But Hamilton doesn't expect any difficulties to adjust to this rule change in F1. "I have raced without traction before and won races and championships," he said. "It will be slightly different in Formula 1 and at times it will be tricky. But all the drivers have the ability to deal with it.

Dakar 2008 - Dakar cancelled over security fears

The Dakar Rally was cancelled on Friday due to security concerns in Mauritania where four French tourists were killed last month, organisers said.
France-based Amaury Sport Organisation, in charge of the 6,000km rally, said in a statement they had been advised by the French government to cancel the race which was due to begin on Saturday from Lisbon.

Raikkonen gives F2008 first run at Fiorano

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Less than 24 hours after its official launch, Kimi Raikkonen took to the track in Ferraris new car on Monday. Raikkonen completed the F2008s first shakedown laps at the teams Fiorano circuit in Italy.
The F2008 is the machine with which Raikkonen will aim to defend his drivers crown when the new season gets underway in Australia in March. It was revealed by Ferrari at their Maranello base on Sunday.
The car features significant changes over its championship-winning predecessor, the F2007, with major updates to areas including aerodynamics, electronics, suspension and gearbox.

Massa eager to renew title challenge

Ferraris Felipe Massa says he is ready to fight all the way for the 2008 world championship after losing out to team mate Kimi Raikkonen for the 2007 drivers crown.
Speaking at the launch of Ferraris new F2008 machine in Italy on Sunday, Massa insisted he was undeterred by Raikkonens success and said that he is ready to use the lessons he learnt last year to raise his game this season.

Raikkonen ready to defend his crown

Reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen is looking forward to the start of the 2008 season and believes that he has a real chance of clinching another drivers title.
Speaking at the launch of Ferraris new challenger, the F2008, Raikkonen was upbeat about his '08 prospects, as he and team mate Felipe Massa race to protect the Italian teams title double.

BMW Sauber target first win in 2008

After impressing last season, BMW Sauber are hopeful that 2008 could be the year they score their first Grand Prix victory. During the 2007 championship the German-Swiss squad rose dramatically through the ranks, enjoying two podium finishes and scoring 101 points.
Following McLarens exclusion, the team eventually finished second in the standings, behind world champions Ferrari. With both Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld retained to race next season, the team believe everything is in place for even greater success in the future.

Heidfeld: TC ban to make races ‘more thrilling

BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld believes that rule changes for the 2008 season should make for more exciting Grands Prix. Heidfeld predicts that the ban on traction control will lead to more dramatic race starts and ensure more overtaking.
Traction control (TC) had been part of Formula One racing since 2002, with the FIA reluctant to outlaw the technology for fear that policing a ban would prove unworkable. However, the introduction of standardised ECUs (Electronic Control Units) for 2008 has removed that fear.

Fisichella rules out paying to drive

As speculation over his Formula One future continues, former Renault driver Giancarlo Fisichella has insisted he is not prepared to buy his way back onto the grid for 2008.
Fisichella was dropped by Renault at the end of last season and, although he tested for the Force India team in December, still has no confirmed drive for the coming season.

Countdown to launches gets underway

Although 2008 may be less than a week old, the Formula One teams are already looking forward to the coming season and many have plans in place to launch their new challengers this month.
Ferrari are expected to kick off proceedings at their Fiorano test track this weekend with their F1 2008. The Italian squads latest design, the successor to the championship-winning F2007, is due to be unveiled in Italy on Sunday, ahead of a shakedown run the following day.

New sponsor at Toyota F1

The Toyota Formula 1 team announced on Wednesday the first new sponsor of the year. The team came to an agreement with global fixings and assembly specialists W?rth as a new Official Supplier to the Panasonic Toyota Racing team.

Toyota gets two more years to prove itself in F1

F1's big spender Toyota could pull out of Formula 1 in two years time unless the team can get themselves into a consistently competitive position over the next two years. Toyota's team principal admitted he has two more years to prove Toyota belongs in Formula One.

Todt: "Kimi is the right man for Ferrari"

Ferrari's Jean Todt has said he is glad he picked Kimi Raikkonen as Michael Schumacher's successor at the Italian squad. The Frenchman picked Raikkonen instead of double world champion Fernando Alonso.

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Flash news

Alonso delayed by plane drama

Renaults Fernando Alonso was forced to postpone his travel plans on Sunday after his plane was damaged before takeoff in Kenya. Alonso had been in the country for New Year celebrations at team boss Flavio Briatores resort.

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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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