Hamilton puts Spa Twitter controversy aside

Hamilton puts Spa Twitter controversy aside

Lewis Hamilton has moved on from the Twitter scandal which overshadowed his Belgian Grand Prix weekend. The 2008 World Champion received much criticism for posting car telemetry data online, but has admitted that he made an innocent mistake. Read more…

2012 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Friday 7 September 2012

  2. Hamilton puts Spa Twitter controversy aside 12:20

    Hamilton puts Spa Twitter controversy aside

    Lewis Hamilton has moved on from the Twitter scandal which overshadowed his Belgian Grand Prix weekend. The 2008 World Champion received much criticism for…

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  3. Wednesday 5 September 2012

  4. Grosjean apologised to Alonso with text message 15:41

    Grosjean apologised to Alonso with text message

    Fernando Alonso has explained that he received a text message apology from Romain Grosjean after the first-corner crash at the Belgian Grand Prix. The pair…

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  5. 10:40

    F1 video: Alonso speaks after Spa crash

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  6. Tuesday 4 September 2012

  7. Alonso fully recovered after Spa crash 13:14

    Alonso fully recovered after Spa crash

    Fernando Alonso has tweeted that he is ‘200 percent ready’ for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, which will take place just a week after the Spaniard’s…

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  8. Williams explains Maldonado’s jump start 08:44

    Williams explains Maldonado’s jump start

    Pastor Maldonado’s jump start at Spa was nothing more than a simple driver error, Williams has confirmed. As the red lights went out, the Venezuelan grabbed…

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  9. Monday 3 September 2012

  10. Hamilton childish to tweet telemetry, says Anderson 16:25

    Hamilton childish to tweet telemetry, says Anderson

    Gary Anderson believes Lewis Hamilton showed his immaturity by posting confidential McLaren technical data into the public domain on Twitter. In Belgium, the…

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  11. Caterham working to iron our errors 14:32

    Caterham working to iron our errors

    Sunday at Spa was a bruising time for Caterham. After Heikki Kovalainen ran as high as tenth following the first-corner melee, the Finn endured two spins and…

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  12. Domenicali calls for more stringent rule-making 10:52

    Domenicali calls for more stringent rule-making

    Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali has looked to motorsport governing body the FIA after the multiple collision at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. With…

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  13. Webber yearning for more top speed 10:40

    Webber yearning for more top speed

    Red Bull were expected to struggle heading to Spa-Francorchamps because of their deficit in straight-line speed - and Mark Webber ended the race with the same…

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  14. Lauda backs ban for Grosjean 10:10

    Lauda backs ban for Grosjean

    Niki Lauda has supported the FIA’s decision to ban Romain Grosjean from the Italian Grand Prix. The Franco-Swiss triggered the start crash in Belgium, moving…

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  15. Hülkenberg overcome with career-best fourth place 08:59

    Hülkenberg overcome with career-best fourth place

    Heading into the Belgian Grand Prix, Force India had feared a major loss in points to Sauber as the Swiss cars started second and fourth on the grid. Amazingly…

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  16. Loose wheel caused Karthikeyan’s accident 08:34

    Loose wheel caused Karthikeyan’s accident

    A loose left-front wheel, and not driver error, caused Narain Karthikeyan’s retirement from the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Indian driver, who had been…

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  17. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Super slo-mo with Alonso

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  18. Whitmarsh calm over Hamilton Twitter situation 02:00

    Whitmarsh calm over Hamilton Twitter situation

    Martin Whitmarsh remained unperturbed when questioned over Lewis Hamilton’s use of Twitter. The 2008 World Champion has recently posted a number of dubious…

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  19. Sunday 2 September 2012

  20. 18:19

    After Belgium: Full championship standings

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  21. 18:18

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  22. Caterham fined, no action over Webber or Schumacher 18:17

    Caterham fined, no action over Webber or Schumacher

    The Spa stewards have confirmed that no penalties or fines will be handed out for Mark Webber's unsafe pit release or an incident involving Michael Schumacher…

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  23. Grosjean accepts ban and apologises to rivals 17:59

    Grosjean accepts ban and apologises to rivals

    Romain Grosjean has accepted his ban from next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, despite admitting that the stewards’ decision is one of the ‘worst…

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  24. Toro Rosso delighted with double points finish 17:31

    Toro Rosso delighted with double points finish

    Many were saddened and disappointed by the first-corner collision at Spa, but not Toro Rosso. Helped by the chaos of La Source, started by Romain Grosjean…

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  25. Sauber gutted after first-corner dramas 17:22

    Sauber gutted after first-corner dramas

    Sauber could have in Belgium, with Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez second and fourth on the grid. With strong straight-line speed underneath them, neither man…

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  26. Maldonado handed ten-place grid drop for Monza 17:15

    Maldonado handed ten-place grid drop for Monza

    Pastor Maldonado has been given a double grid penalty ahead of the Italian Grand Prix on what has been an extremely busy afternoon for the Spa stewards. Two…

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  27. Grosjean receives one-race ban for Monza 16:45

    Grosjean receives one-race ban for Monza

    Romain Grosjean has been banned from starting next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix after causing the first corner crash at Spa. The Franco-Swiss, who triggered a…

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  28. Schumacher enjoyed 300th race despite problem 16:39

    Schumacher enjoyed 300th race despite problem

    Michael Schumacher had an enjoyable outing in his 300th Formula 1 race, finishing an ironic seventh at Spa, where he picked up his record-beating final title in…

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  29. ‘It felt like a train’ – Alonso relives the crash 16:26

    ‘It felt like a train’ – Alonso relives the crash

    The whole Formula 1 paddock was shocked by the incident which marred the start of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. After Romain Grosjean triggered a multiple…

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  30. Most difficult race of the season, says Räikkönen 16:09

    Most difficult race of the season, says Räikkönen

    Kimi Räikkönen had been a large tip for victory in Belgium, but the weather of Friday hindered Lotus as it was not able to test its ‘Double DRS’, which it…

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  31. Vettel pleased to survive ‘crazy race’ 16:00

    Vettel pleased to survive ‘crazy race’

    Two years ago at Spa, Sebastian Vettel caused the drama as he went out of control and harpooned Jenson Button’s McLaren at the chicane. In 2012, the now…

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  32. Button aims for another win at Monza 15:55

    Button aims for another win at Monza

    Jenson Button was overjoyed to have returned to winning ways at Spa, marking his first victory since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The…

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  33. Drivers fortunate to escape La Source pile-up 15:45

    Drivers fortunate to escape La Source pile-up

    The crash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix was one of the scariest seen in Formula 1 for some time. Triggered by Romain Grosjean, who is likely to receive…

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  34. 14:46

    Full Belgian Grand Prix results

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  35. Button celebrates dominant victory in Belgium 14:40

    Button celebrates dominant victory in Belgium

    Jenson Button has won at Spa for the first time, confirming that McLaren is the first team to celebrate four victories in 2012. Sebastian Vettel collected a…

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  36. Brawn: 2013 ideas could come early 02:00

    Brawn: 2013 ideas could come early

    Ross Brawn has revealed that Mercedes could try out ideas for 2013 on its current race car, with the FIA regulations taking on no real changes next year. The…

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  37. Saturday 1 September 2012

  38. 16:58

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  39. 16:57

    Belgian GP: Post-penalty starting order

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  40. Räikkönen escapes penalty after cutting Eau Rouge 16:56

    Räikkönen escapes penalty after cutting Eau Rouge

    Kimi Räikkönen was called to the stewards but escaped any punishment after an off-track moment on his quickest qualifying lap for the Belgian Grand Prix. The…

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  41. Maldonado receives penalty, drops to sixth 16:30

    Maldonado receives penalty, drops to sixth

    Pastor Maldonado has been docked three grid positions for blocking Nico Hülkenberg during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. His Williams drops from third…

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  42. Sauber: Now we can show true potential 15:57

    Sauber: Now we can show true potential

    Sauber are confident that a very strong result can be extracted from the Belgian Grand Prix, now that their cars have qualified better than any other team. With…

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  43. Hamilton laments reverting to old wing 15:50

    Hamilton laments reverting to old wing

    While Jenson Button sailed to his first McLaren pole in Belgium, Lewis Hamilton could manage no more than eighth position – which will become seventh on the…

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  44. Kobayashi now targets podium finish 15:40

    Kobayashi now targets podium finish

    By qualifying second on the grid at Spa, Kamui Kobayashi has become only the second Japanese driver to manage the feat – after Takuma Sato at the 2004…

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  45. Vettel fined €10,000 for practice start 15:31

    Vettel fined €10,000 for practice start

    To compound a disappointing day at Spa, Sebastian Vettel has been fined 10,000 euros (just under £8,000) for performing a practice start in the pit…

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  46. Button: Pole feels like a race victory 15:15

    Button: Pole feels like a race victory

    Jenson Button was delighted to have sealed his first McLaren pole position at Spa on Sunday. His first F1 pole since Monaco 2009 for Brawn, the result – his…

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  47. Red Bull drivers say car is not quick enough 14:59

    Red Bull drivers say car is not quick enough

    Neither Mark Webber nor Sebastian Vettel were particularly unhappy with their personal performances at Spa on Saturday. Instead, both Red Bull drivers admitted…

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  48. 14:18

    Belgian GP: Full Qualifying results

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  49. Button clinches first McLaren pole in Belgium 14:09

    Button clinches first McLaren pole in Belgium

    Jenson Button has sealed his maiden pole position for McLaren ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The Englishman will share the front row with Sauber’s…

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  50. Rosberg takes blame for Q1 elimination 13:49

    Rosberg takes blame for Q1 elimination

    Nico Rosberg will start 23rd on the grid in Belgium, having crossed the start line too late at the end of Q1. Already hit with a five-place penalty for a…

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  51. Rosberg handed grid penalty as well 12:57

    Rosberg handed grid penalty as well

    Nico Rosberg is the second driver to receive a five-place grid drop ahead of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. This follows a gearbox change after final…

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  52. Forecasters now ruling out Sunday rain 11:53

    Forecasters now ruling out Sunday rain

    Although one can never make a proper weather prediction for Spa-Francorchamps, the majority of forecasters are predicting both dry qualifying and a dry race in…

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  53. 11:11

    Belgian GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  54. Alonso heads busy final practice at Spa 11:06

    Alonso heads busy final practice at Spa

    Fernando Alonso posted the quickest time in a challenging final practice session at Spa on Saturday morning. After the rain of Friday, the teams condensed three…

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  55. Lotus unable to run Double DRS at Spa 09:56

    Lotus unable to run Double DRS at Spa

    Lotus has shelved its innovative 'Double DRS' for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, having been unable to properly test the concept as Friday practice was…

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  56. Schumacher fined €2,500 for pit lane blunder 09:33

    Schumacher fined €2,500 for pit lane blunder

    Michael Schumacher has been fined €2,500 (£2,000) for an illegal pit lane entry during Friday practice in Belgium. The punishment was confirmed by FIA…

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  57. Webber handed-five place grid penalty at Spa 09:21

    Webber handed-five place grid penalty at Spa

    Mark Webber will drop five grid positions for the start of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Following second practice on Friday, Red Bull technicians discovered a…

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  58. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Button’s guide to Spa

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  59. Friday 31 August 2012

  60. 16:56

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  61. Poor weather is big blow for Lotus 16:55

    Poor weather is big blow for Lotus

    The appalling conditions of Friday came as a particular disappointment to Lotus. Having hoped to race its ‘Double DRS’ concept for the first time at the…

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  62. We’re all in the same boat, Hamilton jokes 16:30

    We’re all in the same boat, Hamilton jokes

    Lewis Hamilton was well aware of the situation after both Friday free practice sessions were washed out at Spa on Friday. Heading into the weekend, the circuit…

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  63. Drivers feeling sorry for Formula 1 fans 15:46

    Drivers feeling sorry for Formula 1 fans

    Weather forecasters state that Saturday should be a dry affair at the Belgian Grand Prix, where Formula 1 qualifying will be taking place as well as GP2 and GP3…

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  64. Marussia would have preferred all-dry day 15:30

    Marussia would have preferred all-dry day

    Spa marks the 50th Grand Prix weekend for Marussia F1, which entered the sport as Virgin Racing at the start of 2010. After rain washed out second practice…

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  65. 14:41

    Belgian GP: Full Practice 2 results

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  66. Pic on top in soaked Spa practice 14:39

    Pic on top in soaked Spa practice

    At the start of Marussia’s 50th Grand Prix weekend since joining Formula 1 as Virgin Racing, Charles Pic has officially set the fastest time in second…

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  67. Schumacher running platinum helmet at Spa 12:19

    Schumacher running platinum helmet at Spa

    For yet another significant moment in Michael Schumacher’s career, the venue is ironically Spa-Francorchamps. To mark the German’s 300th Grand Prix weekend…

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