€5.5 million losses for Belgian Grand Prix

€5.5 million losses for Belgian Grand Prix

The Belgian Formula 1 race made more losses this year, the country’s government has confirmed. The Spa event, which could alternate with France in future seasons, has been confirmed to have made a loss of nearly five and a half million euros. Read more…

2011 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Thursday 24 November 2011

  2. €5.5 million losses for Belgian Grand Prix 09:06

    €5.5 million losses for Belgian Grand Prix

    The Belgian Formula 1 race made more losses this year, the country’s government has confirmed. The Spa event, which could alternate with France in future se...

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  3. Friday 2 September 2011

  4. Rosberg: Mercedes took a step forward at Spa 11:31

    Rosberg: Mercedes took a step forward at Spa

    Nico Rosberg is confident that Mercedes stepped up its performance in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Furthermore, the German is optimistic that the car’s str...

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  5. Thursday 1 September 2011

  6. In-depth tyre analysis: Spa-Francorchamps 11:15

    In-depth tyre analysis: Spa-Francorchamps

    After a seemingly endless break of almost four weeks, Formula 1 made a welcome return last weekend. To make it an even more enjoyable three days, the...

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  7. Tuesday 30 August 2011

  8. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 15:25

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Spa saw Williams score for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix in June, with Pastor Maldonado picking up his maiden Formula 1 points. Technical...

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  9. Hamilton admits: Crash was 100 percent my fault 14:36

    Hamilton admits: Crash was 100 percent my fault

    Lewis Hamilton has reflected on his post-race comments at Spa, claiming that he was in fact responsible for the crash which removed him from the Belgian...

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  10. Championship position promising, Vettel admits 11:12

    Championship position promising, Vettel admits

    Although neither he nor Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner admit that either of the 2011 titles are already all but won, Sebastian Vettel admits that...

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  11. Horner taking nothing for granted 08:57

    Horner taking nothing for granted

    Christian Horner insists that Red Bull will not allow room for complacency, despite the team’s huge lead in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Champ...

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  12. Monday 29 August 2011

  13. Domenicali rues lack of Medium tyre pace 10:35

    Domenicali rues lack of Medium tyre pace

    Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali was left to regret a lack of pace on the harder Prime tyre in Belgium on Sunday. The Italian believes the rubber...

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  14. D'Ambrosio encouraged by home performance 10:22

    D'Ambrosio encouraged by home performance

    Jérôme d’Ambrosio declared himself happy after recording his tenth straight race finish at his home Grand Prix in Belgium on Sunday, crossing the line in 17t...

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  15.  Ricciardo draws positives after retirement 10:12

    Ricciardo draws positives after retirement

    HRT driver Daniel Ricciardo is refusing to be downbeat following his first Formula 1 retirement at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday afternoon, admitting that...

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  16. Petrov: We've made a big step forward 09:43

    Petrov: We've made a big step forward

    Vitaly Petrov has described the upgrades applied to Renault’s car as ‘a big step forward’ following Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, with the Russian recording h...

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  17. Sunday 28 August 2011

  18. 18:33

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  19. Senna apologises to Alguersuari 18:32

    Senna apologises to Alguersuari

    Bruno Senna has apologised to Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari for their collision during this afternoon’s Belgian Grand Prix, with the Brazilian running...

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  20. Puncture spoils Massa's day at Spa 18:15

    Puncture spoils Massa's day at Spa

    After describing the events of qualifying as strange just over 24 hours ago, Brazil’s Felipe Massa shared the same opinion about his Sunday afternoon at S...

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  21. Alonso: I didn't think I could win 17:34

    Alonso: I didn't think I could win

    Fernando Alonso has admitted that Ferrari would have been hard-pressed to achieve a better result than fourth in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Having led the...

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  22. Rosberg pleased to lead again 17:24

    Rosberg pleased to lead again

    Nico Rosberg was the driver leading the field at the end of the first lap at Spa. From fifth on the starting grid, the Mercedes shot up to second at first...

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  23. Kobayashi: Hamilton moved over on me 16:56

    Kobayashi: Hamilton moved over on me

    Kamui Kobayashi has shared his side of the story in relation to the collision which took Lewis Hamilton out of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. After being p...

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  24. 'Wonderful end to wonderful weekend' - Schumacher 16:35

    'Wonderful end to wonderful weekend' - Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher produced an inspiring drive in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, with the race marking the seven-time World Champion’s 20th anniversary in F1....

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  25. Bittersweet Spa race for Force India 16:29

    Bittersweet Spa race for Force India

    Force India has moved to within three points of Sauber for sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, thanks to Adrian Sutil’s seventh place finish at Spa. As...

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  26. Maldonado 'really happy' with first F1 point 16:24

    Maldonado 'really happy' with first F1 point

    Pastor Maldonado was thrilled to have risen from 21st on the grid to tenth in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, thus picking up his first ever point in Formula 1...

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  27. Trulli delighted despite team-mate clash 15:58

    Trulli delighted despite team-mate clash

    Team Lotus turned a potentially disastrous Belgian Grand Prix into a strong result at Spa, with Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen coming home in 14th and...

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  28. Toro Rosso drivers annoyed by rivals 15:39

    Toro Rosso drivers annoyed by rivals

    Toro Rosso suffered a bruising afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps, with Jaime Alguersuari having started from a career-best sixth place with team-mate Sébastien...

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  29. Button describes 'scary' opening lap 15:35

    Button describes 'scary' opening lap

    Jenson Button says the front wing that detached itself from Bruno Senna’s car flew straight into his path on Lap 1, with the McLaren driver lucky to escape w...

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  30. Hamilton not taking blame for crash 15:31

    Hamilton not taking blame for crash

    Lewis Hamilton does not believe he was at fault for the incident which ended his Belgian Grand Prix just over a quarter of the way through. After passing...

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  31. Webber left to regret 'shocking' start 15:18

    Webber left to regret 'shocking' start

    Mark Webber described his start during this afternoon’s Belgian Grand Prix as a ‘shocking’ one, with the Australian dropping back to eighth at the end of the...

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  32. Vettel: The car worked brilliantly today 15:00

    Vettel: The car worked brilliantly today

    Sebastian Vettel quashed any pre-race tyre anxieties by storming to his seventh win of the season at Spa this afternoon, leading home Red Bull team-mate...

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  33. 14:41

    Full Belgian Grand Prix results

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  34. Vettel wins action-packed Belgian Grand Prix 14:39

    Vettel wins action-packed Belgian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has strengthened his championship lead by winning the Belgian Grand Prix. The German led home team-mate Mark Webber as Jenson Button rose...

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  35. FIA denies requests for fresh tyres 12:45

    FIA denies requests for fresh tyres

    The FIA has refused to grant the wish of drivers who felt their tyres were blistered more than usual during the final phase of qualifying, with the drying...

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  36. Clash was not on purpose, insists Maldonado 12:29

    Clash was not on purpose, insists Maldonado

    Pastor Maldonado has stated that his collision with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in qualifying was unintentional, with the Williams driver appearing to swerve a...

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  37. Petrov hails 'fantastic job' by Senna 10:36

    Petrov hails 'fantastic job' by Senna

    Vitaly Petrov has praised new team-mate Bruno Senna for doing ‘a fantastic job’ over the course of his first full Grand Prix weekend for the Lotus Renault GP...

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  38. 00:01

    Belgian Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  39. Saturday 27 August 2011

  40. 23:25

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  41. Glock: We got the most out of the car 23:18

    Glock: We got the most out of the car

    Timo Glock insists he got the most out of his car in Belgium this afternoon, despite failing to make an impact on the times of key rivals Heikki Kovalainen...

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  42. Liuzzi focused on beating Virgin cars 23:05

    Liuzzi focused on beating Virgin cars

    HRT's Vitantonio Liuzzi is still fully focused on beating both Virgin Racing drivers during tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix, despite finishing over two s...

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  43. All drivers escape 107 percent ruling 18:13

    All drivers escape 107 percent ruling

    Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Daniel Ricciardo and Michael Schumacher have all been permitted to take part in tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix. The q...

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  44. Senna surprised by top ten result 18:03

    Senna surprised by top ten result

    Bruno Senna has admitted that he exceeded his expectations during his first qualifying session for Renault, ending the final phase of qualifying in seventh...

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  45. Maldonado penalised, Hamilton reprimanded 17:08

    Maldonado penalised, Hamilton reprimanded

    Pastor Maldonado has been handed a five-place grid penalty for his part in a dramatic incident with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in Belgium this afternoon. The W...

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  46. Pérez 'happy' with career-best qualifying 16:56

    Pérez 'happy' with career-best qualifying

    Serio Pérez has declared himself pleased with his personal best Formula 1 grid position, with the Mexican set to start tomorrow’s 44-lap race from ninth on t...

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  47. There is a sense of regret, admits Alonso 16:46

    There is a sense of regret, admits Alonso

    Fernando Alonso is lamenting a traffic-filled Q3 session at Spa-Francorchamps this afternoon, with the Ferrari man notably getting caught up behind ...

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  48. Massa not getting carried away 16:38

    Massa not getting carried away

    Ferrari's Felipe Massa is keeping his feet on the ground after claiming fourth on the grid for tomorrow’s race at Spa, refusing to make any predictions a...

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  49. Webber: We're in the hunt for victory 16:18

    Webber: We're in the hunt for victory

    Mark Webber is still confident that he can come out on top at Spa-Francorchamps tomorrow afternoon, despite losing out to Red Bull team-mate Sebastian...

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  50. Rosberg optimistic ahead of race 16:09

    Rosberg optimistic ahead of race

    Nico Rosberg is upbeat over his chances of recording a strong result in tomorrow’s 44-lap Belgian Grand Prix, explaining that his car is ‘working well in all...

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  51. Schumacher: Crash should not have happened 15:55

    Schumacher: Crash should not have happened

    Michael Schumacher says his bizarre qualifying accident ‘is certainly something that should not occur’ in Formula 1, with the Mercedes GP driver quickly bec...

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  52. Sutil laments what might have been 15:45

    Sutil laments what might have been

    Adrian Sutil believes he could have achieved ‘a very strong’ grid position if it wasn’t for his crucial mistake in Q2, with the Force India driver sliding in...

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  53. Alguersuari hails 'best ever performance' 15:36

    Alguersuari hails 'best ever performance'

    Jaime Alguersuari was left feeling overjoyed with his qualifying performance at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday afternoon, as the Spaniard prepares to line up...

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  54. Vettel: Q2 was key to pole position 15:23

    Vettel: Q2 was key to pole position

    Sebastian Vettel says his ‘big step forward’ in the second phase of qualifying in Belgium was key to sealing his ninth pole position of the season, with the...

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  55. Kovalainen: We can be very pleased 15:07

    Kovalainen: We can be very pleased

    Heikki Kovalainen has praised his Lotus squad for their performance in today’s qualifying session at Spa, with the Finn making his third Q3 appearance so f...

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  56. Maldonado swiped across me, says Hamilton 14:54

    Maldonado swiped across me, says Hamilton

    McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has labelled his Spa qualifying incident with Williams driver Pastor Maldonado as a serious one that caused significant damage to h...

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  57. Button 'shocked' by lowly grid position 14:28

    Button 'shocked' by lowly grid position

    Jenson Button says a simple misunderstanding was the reason for his early qualifying exit in Belgium this afternoon, explaining that he slowed down to cool...

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  58. 14:27

    Belgian GP: Full Qualifying results

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  59. Vettel on pole for Belgian Grand Prix 14:16

    Vettel on pole for Belgian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has sealed a convincing pole position for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix in a dramatic qualifying session at Spa. As Paul di Resta and Jenson B...

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  60. 11:19

    Belgian GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  61. Webber tops drenched final practice in Belgium 11:07

    Webber tops drenched final practice in Belgium

    Mark Webber has remained at the top of the timesheets in what was a saturated final practice session at Spa on Saturday morning. After a selection of...

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  62. Friday 26 August 2011

  63. Senna rues traffic and KERS problems 19:00

    Senna rues traffic and KERS problems

    Bruno Senna was left frustrated by a lack of uninterrupted track time at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, explaining that he suffered issues with both traffic...

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  64. 18:32

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  65. Massa describes 'strange day' at Spa 18:09

    Massa describes 'strange day' at Spa

    Felipe Massa was left guessing as to where his Ferrari squad sits in the pecking order after today’s rain-hit practice sessions, with the Brazilian unable t...

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  66. Button: We learnt quite a bit today 18:00

    Button: We learnt quite a bit today

    Contrary to most of his rivals, Jenson Button feels he gathered lots of useful information in the changeable Spa-Francorchamps conditions on Friday,...

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  67. Alonso wary of 'very strong' competition 17:55

    Alonso wary of 'very strong' competition

    Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is remaining cautious ahead of Saturday’s qualifying session in Belgium, despite setting the second fastest time on a drying track...

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  68. We're not in bad shape, explains di Resta 17:40

    We're not in bad shape, explains di Resta

    Paul di Resta has refused to dwell on his practice crash at Spa-Francorchamps this morning, with the Force India pilot explaining that it caused only a...

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