2017 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 29 August 2017

  2. Bottas would understand Hamilton backing 13:30

    Bottas would understand Hamilton backing

    Valtteri Bottas has not ruled himself out of this year's title fight, after a tough Belgian Grand Prix, but would understand if Mercedes ultimately backs Lewis…

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  3. Massa: Eighth 'like a victory' for Williams 12:08

    Massa: Eighth 'like a victory' for Williams

    Felipe Massa says that his eighth-place finish at the Belgian Grand Prix "felt like a victory" for himself and Williams after a tough start to the race…

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  4. Hülkenberg boosted as Renault fourth-best 11:00

    Hülkenberg boosted as Renault fourth-best

    Nico Hülkenberg was encouraged as Renault again proved to be the fourth-quickest team at the Belgian Grand Prix, in the wake of recent development…

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  5. In photos: Story of the Belgian Grand Prix 10:36

    In photos: Story of the Belgian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton fended off Sebastian Vettel at Spa-Francorchamps as Max Verstappen suffered another failure and the Force Indias clashed. GPUpdate.net provides a…

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  6. Overview: How Spa summed up season so far 08:03

    Overview: How Spa summed up season so far

    Formula 1 returned from its annual summer break to a scene of similarity, with the Belgian Grand Prix epitomising the current season, as GPUpdate.net…

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  7. Renault set for 'course of action' with RBR 07:28

    Renault set for 'course of action' with RBR

    Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul has apologised to Max Verstappen and Red Bull, following the Dutchman's latest engine failure, and will respond with a "course of…

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  8. 05:42

    Video: Ricciardo on run to podium at Spa

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  9. Monday 28 August 2017

  10. Hamilton aided by wrong PU mode at restart 16:22

    Hamilton aided by wrong PU mode at restart

    Lewis Hamilton has explained how selecting the wrong power unit mode actually helped him beat Sebastian Vettel to victory in Belgium, following a late Safety…

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  11. Honda saw no engine issue on Alonso's data 15:19

    Honda saw no engine issue on Alonso's data

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa says there was nothing on Fernando Alonso's data to suggest that he suffered a power unit-related problem during the Belgian Grand…

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  12. Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 14:11

    Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton resisted pressure from Sebastian Vettel to close the gap in an enthralling title race, while Max Verstappen's race went up in smoke. GPUpdate.net…

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  13. Ocon accepts Pérez apology, moves on 12:25

    Ocon accepts Pérez apology, moves on

    Esteban Ocon has accepted Force India team-mate Sergio Pérez's apology after they clashed in the Belgian Grand Prix and blamed the "heat of the moment" on his…

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  14. In photos: Mick Schumacher drives father's car 09:21

    In photos: Mick Schumacher drives father's car

    One of the standout moments of the Belgian Grand Prix was Mick Schumacher's demo run in the Benetton B194, which his father, Michael, drove to the 1994 title.…

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  15. 09:08

    Video: Pérez's response to Ocon remarks

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  16. Pérez responds to Ocon's 'kill' comments 09:00

    Pérez responds to Ocon's 'kill' comments

    Sergio Pérez has posted a lengthy video on social media to address team-mate Esteban Ocon's claim that he "tried to kill me two times" in the Belgian Grand…

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  17. Räikkönen labels stop/go penalty 'pointless' 08:31

    Räikkönen labels stop/go penalty 'pointless'

    Kimi Räikkönen says his 10-second stop/go penalty for a yellow flag breach during the Belgian Grand Prix was "pointless" and doubts that many of his rivals…

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  18. Record number of fans at Belgian Grand Prix 08:12

    Record number of fans at Belgian Grand Prix

    Formula 1 has confirmed that this year's Belgian Grand Prix drew a record number of fans to Spa-Francorchamps, many in support of Max Verstappen. A crowd of…

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  19. Bottas frustrated after 'most difficult' weekend 07:24

    Bottas frustrated after 'most difficult' weekend

    Valtteri Bottas has admitted he needs to understand why he struggled at the Belgian Grand Prix, after coming home a low-key fifth, losing further ground in the…

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  20. 03:32

    Championship standings after Belgium

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  21. Sunday 27 August 2017

  22. 17:31

    F1 photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  23. Räikkönen, Pérez pick up penalty points 17:25

    Räikkönen, Pérez pick up penalty points

    Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen and Force India's Sergio Pérez have picked up penalty points for separate regulation breaches during Sunday afternoon's Belgian…

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  24. Force India planning team orders after clash 16:51

    Force India planning team orders after clash

    Vijay Mallya says Force India will introduce team orders for the remainder of the season after Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon clashed once again in…

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  25. Alonso: My stock value has never been higher 16:36

    Alonso: My stock value has never been higher

    Fernando Alonso says his stock value has "never been as high as now" during his motor racing career after another feisty drive at the Belgian Grand…

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  26. Verstappen: Belgian GP exit not 'bad luck' 16:23

    Verstappen: Belgian GP exit not 'bad luck'

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen says his Belgian Grand Prix retirement is not simply a case of "bad luck" and admits the situation is "very demotivating", after he…

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  27. Ricciardo: Restart attack crucial for podium 15:55

    Ricciardo: Restart attack crucial for podium

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says passing Valtteri Bottas at the restart was his only opportunity at taking third place, after he claimed a podium at the Belgian…

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  28. Ocon: Pérez 'risked my life' in Spa clash 15:35

    Ocon: Pérez 'risked my life' in Spa clash

    Esteban Ocon has hit out at Force India team-mate Sergio Pérez after the pair twice came to blows during Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix at…

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  29. Vettel got 'too close' to Hamilton at restart 15:34

    Vettel got 'too close' to Hamilton at restart

    Sebastian Vettel regretted his tactics as the Belgian Grand Prix restarted, explaining that he got "too close" to leader and ultimate winner Lewis…

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  30. Hamilton critical of 'NASCAR' caution phase 15:21

    Hamilton critical of 'NASCAR' caution phase

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has criticised Race Control's decision to use the Safety Car, rather than the Virtual Safety Car, in order to clear debris at the…

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  31. 14:34

    In full: Belgian Grand Prix race results

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  32. Hamilton fends off Vettel for Spa victory 14:31

    Hamilton fends off Vettel for Spa victory

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton kept Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel at bay throughout the Belgian Grand Prix to record his fifth victory of the season and move…

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  33. Palmer gets five-place drop for new gearbox 12:36

    Palmer gets five-place drop for new gearbox

    Jolyon Palmer has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix after mechanics fitted a new gearbox inside his Renault after…

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  34. Mick Schumacher drives father's F1 car at Spa 12:32

    Mick Schumacher drives father's F1 car at Spa

    Mick Schumacher completed an emotional demonstration lap in the Benetton B194 in the build-up to the Belgian Grand Prix, the car in which his father, Michael…

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  35. 12:02

    Revised starting grid for the Belgian GP

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  36. 05:38

    Video: What makes Eau Rouge so special?

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  37. Saturday 26 August 2017

  38. 18:14

    F1 photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  39. Alonso: 11th 'like pole position' for McLaren 17:59

    Alonso: 11th 'like pole position' for McLaren

    Fernando Alonso labelled 11th place on the grid at the Belgian Grand Prix as "like pole position" for McLaren-Honda, as he narrowly missed out on a spot in…

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  40. 16:25

    Revised starting grid for the Belgian GP

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  41. 'My lap couldn't have been better' - Verstappen 16:18

    'My lap couldn't have been better' - Verstappen

    Max Verstappen says his final lap during Belgian Grand Prix qualifying "couldn't have been better" as he slotted into fifth, behind pace-setters Mercedes and…

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  42. Räikkönen: No 'stories' behind Vettel tow 15:45

    Räikkönen: No 'stories' behind Vettel tow

    Kimi Räikkönen has made clear that a mistake on his final Q3 run was behind him giving a tow to team-mate Sebastian Vettel, rather than being instructed to do…

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  43. Bottas 'confused' by deficit to Hamilton at Spa 14:51

    Bottas 'confused' by deficit to Hamilton at Spa

    Valtteri Bottas admits he is "slightly confused" by his deficit to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after he qualified in third position for the Belgian Grand…

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  44. Vettel thanks Räikkönen for tow at end of Q3 14:45

    Vettel thanks Räikkönen for tow at end of Q3

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel thanked "generous" team-mate Kimi Räikkönen after the Finn gave the championship leader a tow during qualifying for the Belgian…

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  45. Hamilton 'humbled' to equal Schumacher tally 14:43

    Hamilton 'humbled' to equal Schumacher tally

    Lewis Hamilton described equalling Michael Schumacher's all-time record of pole positions as "very humbling" after he led the way during qualifying for the…

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  46. 14:07

    In full: Belgian Grand Prix qualifying results

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  47. Hamilton equals Schumacher record with pole 14:05

    Hamilton equals Schumacher record with pole

    Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's record of 68 pole positions as he stormed to top spot during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, as Ferrari…

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  48. 12:42

    Follow qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix!

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  49. Massa penalised for FP3 yellow flag incident 12:10

    Massa penalised for FP3 yellow flag incident

    Felipe Massa has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix after not slowing sufficiently under double-waved yellow flags in final…

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  50. Vettel confirmed at Ferrari through 2020 season 11:15

    Vettel confirmed at Ferrari through 2020 season

    Sebastian Vettel has signed a contract extension with Ferrari, ending speculation over his future in Formula 1, in an agreement that will keep him at Maranello…

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  51. Räikkönen sets rapid pace in final practice 11:02

    Räikkönen sets rapid pace in final practice

    Kimi Räikkönen posted the fastest ever lap at Spa-Francorchamps to lead Saturday's final practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel…

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  52. 09:43

    Follow final practice for the Belgian GP!

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  53. Vandoorne moves on to 65-place grid penalty 09:39

    Vandoorne moves on to 65-place grid penalty

    Honda has been forced to fit a ninth power unit to Stoffel Vandoorne's MCL32 for the remainder of the Belgian Grand Prix, meaning he is now up to a 65-place…

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  54. Honda planned 'Spec 4' engine for Belgium 09:22

    Honda planned 'Spec 4' engine for Belgium

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has revealed that the manufacturer planned to introduce a 'Spec 4' engine in Belgium, but failed to meet its timeframe. Honda has…

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  55. Renault still lacking answers after Kubica test 08:46

    Renault still lacking answers after Kubica test

    Renault Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul says the manufacturer did not get all the answers it wanted from Robert Kubica's return to Formula 1 test action…

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  56. Leclerc hoping to land Sauber seat for 2018 08:02

    Leclerc hoping to land Sauber seat for 2018

    Ferrari-backed Formula 2 title leader Charles Leclerc says he hopes to make the jump into Formula 1 next year with Sauber, but stressed that his priority is on…

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  57. Friday 25 August 2017

  58. 20:38

    F1 photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  59. Vandoorne's grid penalty up to 40 places 20:36

    Vandoorne's grid penalty up to 40 places

    Stoffel Vandoorne's grid penalty for his home race in Belgium has increased to 40 places, after McLaren changed the gearbox in his car. Vandoorne was already…

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  60. Renault downplays McLaren link amid talks 18:14

    Renault downplays McLaren link amid talks

    Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed that the manufacturer held talks with McLaren over a potential 2018 engine deal, but has dismissed the prospect of…

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  61. Vettel sure of gains after low-key first day 17:54

    Vettel sure of gains after low-key first day

    Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel says he "knows" he can go quicker after a low-key performance during practice for the Belgian Grand…

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  62. Williams fined for Stroll practice tyre breach 17:06

    Williams fined for Stroll practice tyre breach

    Williams has been given a fine of €10,000 after using tyres outside of the allocated time limit on Lance Stroll's car during Friday practice for the Belgian…

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  63. Spa one of Mercedes' 'strongest' Fridays 16:48

    Spa one of Mercedes' 'strongest' Fridays

    Lewis Hamilton labelled the opening pair of practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix as one of Mercedes' strongest Fridays so far in 2017, as he led the…

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  64. 16:12

    Video: Verstappen's Belgian GP helmet

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  65. Massa: Illness had no influence on crash 15:36

    Massa: Illness had no influence on crash

    Felipe Massa has insisted that he was not feeling any effects from his recent illness when he crashed out of Friday practice for the Belgian Grand…

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