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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

F1 Stories

R28 designed for optimum tyre performance

Renault say their 2008 car, the R28, represents a shift in design philosophy from its predecessor, aimed at extracting optimum performance from the Bridgestone tyres that all competitors have used since the start of 2007.
Renault made no secret of the fact that last year they struggled with the enforced transition to the Japanese companys rubber, having enjoyed championship-winning success with Michelin the two previous seasons.

Theissen: we will challenge for wins

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BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen is certain that the BMW Sauber F1.08 will challenge expected frontrunners Ferrari and McLaren during the 2008 season, even though the new car has so far struggled to make much of an impression in testing.
“We are convinced that the BMW Sauber F1.08 represents another significant step forward,” Theissen told the team's official website. “We are very confident that we have got what it takes to turn the duel involving the two teams ahead of us into a three-way battle.”

Honda targeting points at every race

Honda officially unveiled their 2008 car in its race livery at the teams UK base on Tuesday. Following its shakedown test at Valencia last week in the hands of race drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello, it fell to test driver Alex Wurz to take the wraps of the RA108.
After their disappointing 2007 season, Honda are hoping that a complete re-evaluation of their design process will mean the RA108 can once again make the Japanese team a regular points contender.

Honda prepare to welcome in their fresh start

Honda will follow the lead of Ferrari, McLaren, Toyota and BMW Sauber this week as they hold the official launch of their 2008 challenger, the RA108. The Japanese squad are hoping to wow guests assembled at their UK base in Brackley on Tuesday.
After enduring a disastrous 2007 campaign, during which they scored just six points, Honda could have easily eschewed a glitzy presentation in favour of a more low-key approach. There is, however, a real desire within the team to turn their fortunes around in 2008 and their fans will no doubt hope the decision to hold an official launch is indicative of a renewed optimism.

New Honda revealed in Spain

With the Spanish sun shining high in the sky, Hondas new challenger made its track debut on Wednesday morning at Valencia. For its maiden outing the RA108 was placed in the experienced hands of race driver Rubens Barrichello.
Honda, who endured a bitterly disappointing 2007 campaign, hope the new car will help them improve their form during the coming season, which will be overseen by new team principal Ross Brawn.

Another solid day for new Renault

Renault was on track again today in Valencia, Spain to continue developing the new R28. The team benefited from near-perfect track conditions with the sun shining and spring temperatures throughout the afternoon. Fernando Alonso was again at the wheel of the R28-01, and continued with set-up work this morning, varying the balance of the car and evaluating the changes. He then concentrated on completing some long runs in the afternoon to test the reliability of different aspects of the car and to gather as much data as possible.

BMW Sauber wrap up exclusive Valencia test

With race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica in attendance, BMW Sauber concluded their three-day private test at Valencia on Friday. Sunny and dry conditions throughout saw the duo enjoy a productive session at the Spanish circuit.
Heidfeld took charge of the teams new F1.08 for a second day. Despite a mechanical problem with the cars power steering, the German covered 91 laps in total as he continued carrying out set-up work. His team mate Kubica, meanwhile, drove the older F1.07B and completed 42 laps.

Honda to test RA108, Kogure this week

Honda have announced plans to kick start their 2008 campaign in style at this week's multi-team test in Valencia. Not only will the media get a sneak preview of the new RA108, ahead of its official launch later this month, but the squad also plan to test Japanese hopeful Takashi Kogure at the Spanish circuit.
Kogure will have the opportunity to drive the older RA107 during Wednesday and Thursday, as part of the Formula Dream Project through which Honda supports promising young drivers. The 27 year-old races for the company in the Formula Nippon and Super GT Series in Japan.

New Williams breaks cover in Spain

In damp and foggy conditions, Williams 2008 challenger made its track debut on Monday morning. Test driver Nico Hulkenberg was the man behind the wheel as the FW30 emerged from the garage at Spains Valencia circuit.
Poor visibility, however, meant that Hulkenberg completed just one installation lap in the Toyota-powered car before the session had to be suspended. The team are hoping to be able to continue work later in the day, assuming conditions improve.

Continuity key to new Williams, says Michael

With the competitive and reliable platform of last years FW29 to work with, the new Williams challenger is as much a product of stability as it is innovation. Thats according to the teams technical director Sam Michael, who was on hand as test driver Nico Hulkenberg gave the FW30 its track debut on Monday in Valencia, Spain.
“With four years of regulation stability, we have a good basis to be progressive about the development of this seasons car,” explained Michael. “With a good reliability record last year, we have been able to build on this quality while also turning some of our attention to clear performance objectives.”

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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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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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