'I struggle to see grid lines' – Massa on Spa incident

'I struggle to see grid lines' – Massa on Spa incident

Felipe Massa has admitted that he was fortunate not to be penalised at the Belgian Grand Prix, having overshot his grid box by approximately two metres just seconds before the race began. Unusually, the Ferrari driver received no punishment as Formula 1 governing body the FIA was unaware of the slip-up.
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2010 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Friday 10 September 2010

  2. 'I struggle to see grid lines' – Massa on Spa incident 11:16

    'I struggle to see grid lines' – Massa on Spa incident

    Felipe Massa has admitted that he was fortunate not to be penalised at the Belgian Grand Prix, having overshot his grid box by approximately two metres just...

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  3. Friday 3 September 2010

  4. Vettel crash completely unnecessary, says Button 09:19

    Vettel crash completely unnecessary, says Button

    Jenson Button remains aggravated over the coming-together which resulted in him being removed from the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend. Having been knocked...

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  5. Jenson Button interview: Spa a missed opportunity 09:02

    Jenson Button interview: Spa a missed opportunity

    World Champion Jenson Button remains buoyant over the pace McLaren demonstrated in Belgium at the weekend although the Englishman is still frustrated...

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  6. Massa starting error now under investigation 08:29

    Massa starting error now under investigation

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA has launched an enquiry as to why Race Control and therefore the stewards were not made aware of Felipe Massa’s incorrect p...

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  7. Wednesday 1 September 2010

  8. Force India: Our pit-stops must improve 04:00

    Force India: Our pit-stops must improve

    Force India Team Manager Andy Stevenson has clearly stated that his team’s mechanics must improve the speed of their pit-stops, having reviewed the services...

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  9. Tuesday 31 August 2010

  10. Liuzzi: Vettel cost us possible eighth place 13:58

    Liuzzi: Vettel cost us possible eighth place

    Vitantonio Liuzzi eventually scored a point in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday although the Italian is sure that a possible four could have been picked up...

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  11. Hamilton: I feel really sorry for Jenson 11:19

    Hamilton: I feel really sorry for Jenson

    Lewis Hamilton is delighted with the start to the seven-race sequence which runs between Belgium and the end of the season, having returned to Spa after the...

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  12. Monday 30 August 2010

  13. Belgian GP in trouble, to run every other year? 17:10

    Belgian GP in trouble, to run every other year?

    The popular Belgian Grand Prix may only take place once every other year in the future, alternating with the Nürburgring in Germany; that is the proposal...

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  14. Whitmarsh: Hamilton back at top of his game 14:30

    Whitmarsh: Hamilton back at top of his game

    McLaren has hailed Lewis Hamilton following his win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh has branded it an ‘utterly b...

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  15. Fourth a positive result, says Massa 13:11

    Fourth a positive result, says Massa

    Felipe Massa was delighted with fourth place in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps and he freely admitted that not only was he a bit...

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  16. Alonso: First of seven 'finals' went badly 12:21

    Alonso: First of seven 'finals' went badly

    Ferrari number one driver, Fernando Alonso has admitted he will have some ground to make up after failing to finish the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday,...

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  17. Dennis: Vettel is just too impetuous 12:00

    Dennis: Vettel is just too impetuous

    McLaren’s Ron Dennis has told GPUpdate.net that Sebastian Vettel should first consider his own actions, should he fail to pick up the drivers’ world title th...

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  18. Ferrari: Still not impossible for us to reach our targets 10:56

    Ferrari: Still not impossible for us to reach our targets

    Ferrari Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali has said the Scuderia can still reach its targets this season - despite a disappointing Belgian Grand Prix on...

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  19. Webber: Vettel will have to support me soon 09:02

    Webber: Vettel will have to support me soon

    Mark Webber reckons Red Bull Racing is not too ‘far away’ now from having to adopt a new strategy as he bids to land the 2010 F1 drivers’ title. Webber m...

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  20. Hamilton insists: F1 title race still open 08:30

    Hamilton insists: F1 title race still open

    McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has rejected suggestions it is now a two-horse race in the battle for the 2010 F1 drivers’ title. Hamilton re-took the ini...

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  21. Senna's Belgian Grand Prix comes to unlucky end 07:33

    Senna's Belgian Grand Prix comes to unlucky end

    Bruno Senna started his Belgian Grand Prix from 18th position following grid penalties of Timo Glock and Michael Schumacher. The Brazilian was unlucky...

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  22. Sunday 29 August 2010

  23. 16:46

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  24. Force India picks up extra point 16:45

    Force India picks up extra point

    Force India has achieved a double points finish in the Belgian Grand Prix, with the Toro Rosso of Jaime Alguersuari having received a 20-second penalty and...

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  25. Alguersuari loses point with 20-second penalty 16:39

    Alguersuari loses point with 20-second penalty

    Jaime Alguersuari has lost tenth position and therefore the point he scored for Toro Rosso in the Belgian Grand Prix, having been handed a post-race penalty...

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  26. No action taken over Alonso/Barrichello collision 16:33

    No action taken over Alonso/Barrichello collision

    It has been confirmed by FIA race stewards in Belgium that no penalties or cautions will be handed out for the first-lap coming-together involving the...

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  27. Mercedes recovers from lowly grid positions 16:25

    Mercedes recovers from lowly grid positions

    The Mercedes Grand Prix drivers may have run into each other twice at Spa on Sunday although the team was pleased with its collection of 14 points following...

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  28. Kobayashi in points as de la Rosa misses out 16:17

    Kobayashi in points as de la Rosa misses out

    Following the Belgian Grand Prix, there are mixed feelings in the Sauber camp after Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa finished eighth and twelfth at Spa...

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  29. Lotus survives with both cars 16:11

    Lotus survives with both cars

    Heikki Kovalainen’s Belgian Grand Prix grid position of 13th was the best so far for 2010 debutants Lotus Racing and, with himself having finished three p...

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  30. Alguersuari celebrates third points finish 16:04

    Alguersuari celebrates third points finish

    A resolute Jaime Alguersuari hung onto tenth place in order to collect another World Championship point at Spa. The Barcelona driver, who fended off the...

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  31. Vettel: I’m sorry for Button collision 15:55

    Vettel: I’m sorry for Button collision

    Sebastian Vettel has apologised after side-swiping Jenson Button’s McLaren out of action in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. With the pair having been r...

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  32. Kubica philosophical after pit-stop mistake 15:46

    Kubica philosophical after pit-stop mistake

    Robert Kubica produced another fine race performance, awarding Renault for its new and effective f-duct system, by finishing third at Spa on Sunday although...

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  33. ‘I’m happy with second in the end’ – Webber 15:39

    ‘I’m happy with second in the end’ – Webber

    Mark Webber may have started the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position although the Australian was pleased to cross the finish line second to Lewis...

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  34. Hamilton: I hoped the Safety Car would stay out! 15:30

    Hamilton: I hoped the Safety Car would stay out!

    Lewis Hamilton was naturally all smiles after picking up his maiden Belgian Grand Prix victory on Sunday afternoon, having been denied the 2008 win...

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  35. 14:41

    Belgian Grand Prix: Full results

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  36. Hamilton wins dramatic rain-affected Belgian Grand Prix 14:34

    Hamilton wins dramatic rain-affected Belgian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton has moved back into the championship lead by winning Sunday’s wet and drama-filled Belgian Grand Prix from Mark Webber. However, with Robert K...

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  37. Button: Spa retirement a massive blow 14:02

    Button: Spa retirement a massive blow

    World Champion Jenson Button has dubbed his Belgian Grand Prix retirement as a ‘massive blow’ to this year’s title chances, having been hit by Sebastian Vett...

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  38. Barrichello ‘very sorry’ for Alonso hit 13:34

    Barrichello ‘very sorry’ for Alonso hit

    Rubens Barrichello has apologised to his team for the incident involving himself and Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix,...

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  39. Small chance of rain during Belgian Grand Prix 09:36

    Small chance of rain during Belgian Grand Prix

    The Belgian Grand Prix could remain dry this Sunday afternoon. There was a localised shower during this morning's GP3 race but even before the action ended...

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  40. Glock pleased to prove his worth 06:00

    Glock pleased to prove his worth

    Timo Glock may be taking a 5-place grid drop for this afternoon’s Belgian Grand Prix although the German driver, who suffered a Liège corner crash in Friday...

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  41. Yamamoto confidence high before Q1 elimination 04:00

    Yamamoto confidence high before Q1 elimination

    Sakon Yamamoto reached the dizzy heights of 13th place during Q1 qualifying in Belgium on Saturday before eventually being blocked by Virgin’s Timo Glock on...

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  42. 00:00

    Belgian Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  43. Saturday 28 August 2010

  44. 18:50

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  45. Trulli annoyed by di Grassi ‘blocking’ 16:50

    Trulli annoyed by di Grassi ‘blocking’

    Jarno Trulli finished Belgian Grand Prix qualifying eliminated from Q1 and highly frustrating on Saturday afternoon, having been a victim of what he...

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  46. Mixed post-qualifying feelings at Force India 16:40

    Mixed post-qualifying feelings at Force India

    Adrian Sutil escaped an off in Q1 to reach the top ten shootout and qualify in a strong eighth place at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday. However, Force India...

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  47. Vettel loses time due to Stavelot mistake 16:33

    Vettel loses time due to Stavelot mistake

    The Stavelot corner caught out most of the field on at least one occasion in Belgium on Saturday, not least Sebastian Vettel who ran wide on his final...

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  48. Alonso: We will have to be clever 16:26

    Alonso: We will have to be clever

    Felipe Massa is the highest-placed Ferrari on the Spa starting grid, after team-mate Fernando Alonso made a mistake and sunk to tenth on Saturday, although...

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  49. Sauber drivers lamenting bad tyre choice 16:04

    Sauber drivers lamenting bad tyre choice

    Sauber were unfortunate to lose both cars from qualifying in Belgium on Saturday, with Kamui Kobayashi crashing his car at the Rivage hairpin just moments...

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  50. Williams achieves another double top ten qualifying 15:57

    Williams achieves another double top ten qualifying

    The Williams-Cosworth cars of Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg continued to impress in Belgium as, in seventh and ninth positions on the grid, the...

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  51. Glock receives penalty as Trulli is fined 15:48

    Glock receives penalty as Trulli is fined

    After registering Virgin Racing’s best ever qualifying result at Spa on Sunday, moving into Q2 and managing 17th place, Timo Glock has been penalised five g...

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  52. Button starting on clean side of track 15:39

    Button starting on clean side of track

    World Champion Jenson Button hopes that starting on the racing line will be his saving grace in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, having qualified fifth behind M...

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  53. Schumacher disappointed and Rosberg on wet race setup 15:33

    Schumacher disappointed and Rosberg on wet race setup

    Like Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari, multiple World Champion Michael Schumacher hopes for more wet weather in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The German, w...

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  54. Petrov had targeted top ten grid slot 15:25

    Petrov had targeted top ten grid slot

    While Renault team-mate Robert Kubica sets off from third place in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, Vitaly Petrov will start from the tail-end of the grid after...

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  55. Hamilton: I’ll be aggressive at the start 15:19

    Hamilton: I’ll be aggressive at the start

    It was a last-gasp qualifying lap which allowed Lewis Hamilton to pull a rabbit out of the McLaren hat and move up to a front row grid slot in Belgium on...

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  56. Alguersuari hoping for more rain on Sunday 15:10

    Alguersuari hoping for more rain on Sunday

    At the third track on which he has now competed in two Formula 1 events, Jaime Alguersuari qualified 13th quickest on Saturday. However, despite the...

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  57. We’ve been fast all weekend, Kubica warns 15:03

    We’ve been fast all weekend, Kubica warns

    Robert Kubica may have been demoted to third from second place by Lewis Hamilton in the final moments of Q3 qualifying at Spa although the confident Pole...

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  58. Webber plays down championship pressure 14:50

    Webber plays down championship pressure

    Belgian Grand Prix pole-sitter Mark Webber does not believe that he is subject to any more pressure than usual heading into this weekend’s race at Spa....

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  59. 14:11

    Belgian GP: Full Qualifying results

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  60. 14:10

    Webber grabs pole in dramatic Spa qualifying

    Just a day after his 34th birthday, Red Bull’s Mark Webber has seized pole position at Spa-Francorchamps for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. In a qualifying ses...

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  61. Barrichello becomes GPDA Chairman 13:56

    Barrichello becomes GPDA Chairman

    Williams' Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced driver in Formula 1 history, has been elected head of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) by his f...

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  62. Rosberg receives 5-place grid penalty 13:05

    Rosberg receives 5-place grid penalty

    It has been confirmed ahead of qualifying in Belgium that Nico Rosberg will take a 5-place grid drop penalty prior to Sunday’s race. With Mercedes t...

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  63. 11:08

    Belgian GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  64. Webber sets pace in final practice at Spa 11:07

    Webber sets pace in final practice at Spa

    Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber was quickest in final practice this morning at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. Webber s...

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  65. Gascoyne: Lotus 'fully focused' on 2011 09:20

    Gascoyne: Lotus 'fully focused' on 2011

    Lotus is now 'fully' concentrating all of its resources on 2011 and trying to close on the established teams, Mike Gascoyne has confirmed ahead of the B...

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  66. Virgin: We are in F1 for long haul 09:14

    Virgin: We are in F1 for long haul

    Virgin Racing has reiterated that it is in F1 for the long term and has dismissed recent rumours that the squad won’t be around in 2011. Concerns about t...

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  67. Sutil: Force India in good shape 09:00

    Sutil: Force India in good shape

    Force India F1's Adrian Sutil made a very encouraging start to the Belgian Grand Prix weekend on Friday and was second quickest overall in practice....

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