2008 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 9 September 2008

  2. McLaren file official appeal against Hamilton's penalty 18:13

    McLaren file official appeal against Hamilton's penalty

    The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team filed an official appeal against the penalty handed out to Lewis Hamilton by the race stewards at Sunday's Belgian Grand...

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  3. Glock doesn't agree with 25-seconds penalty 17:20

    Glock doesn't agree with 25-seconds penalty

    After Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix Timo Glock was handed a 25-seconds penalty for overtaking under yellow. The German Toyota driver finished the race in 8th...

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  4. Sunday 7 September 2008

  5. McLaren to appeal Hamilton penalty 21:29

    McLaren to appeal Hamilton penalty

    McLaren has registered its intention appeal against Lewis Hamilton's 25-second penalty at the Belgian Grand Prix which cost the driver victory and dropped...

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  6. Hamilton penalty hands Massa victory 19:45

    Hamilton penalty hands Massa victory

    Lewis Hamilton has been penalised by race stewards at the Belgian Grand Prix who deemed he had cut a chicane while fighting for the lead with Kimi...

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  7. Heidfeld gamble pays off for BMW 18:36

    Heidfeld gamble pays off for BMW

    Due to a perfect decision in the final stages of the Belgian GP, Nick Heidfeld claimed the ninth podium of the season for the BMW Sauber F1 Team. After 42...

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  8. Glock given 25-second penalty 18:20

    Glock given 25-second penalty

    Timo Glock has been given a 25-second time penalty added to his total race time after stewards ruled that he had overtaken Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber...

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  9. Red Bulls upstaged by Toro Rossos 18:05

    Red Bulls upstaged by Toro Rossos

    Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber and David Coulthard missed out on points in the Belgian Grand Prix as they finished ninth and eleventh, being upstaged...

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  10. Double points-finish moves Toro Rosso up 17:56

    Double points-finish moves Toro Rosso up

    A double points finish for Scuderia Toro Rosso moved the team to eight in the constructors' championship on 17 points, three ahead of Honda. The points came...

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  11. Renault encouraged by Alonso's fourth 17:50

    Renault encouraged by Alonso's fourth

    It was a mixed afternoon for the Renault team as Fernando Alonso finished the Belgian Grand Prix in a solid fourth place, while teammate Nelson Piquet...

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  12. Force India happy to get both cars to flag 17:44

    Force India happy to get both cars to flag

    The Force India Formula One Team drivers both survived the challenging conditions, with Adrian Sutil finishing 13th and Giancarlo Fisichella in 17th...

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  13. Disappointing day for Williams 17:36

    Disappointing day for Williams

    Williams team managed to make some modest progress over their qualifying positions in today's Belgian GP by running a one stop strategy for both Kazuki...

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  14. Pointless day drops Honda to ninth 17:29

    Pointless day drops Honda to ninth

    Jenson Button was the only Honda driver to finish this afternoon's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The British driver came home in 15th place,...

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  15. Glock makes point for Toyota 17:20

    Glock makes point for Toyota

    Timo Glock ended up salvaging a single point from a difficult weekend for the Toyota team at Spa Francorchamps while Jarno Trulli ended a dismal day in...

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  16. Hamilton - Kimi pushed me wide 16:55

    Hamilton - Kimi pushed me wide

    As news broke after the Belgian Grand Prix conclusion that he was under investigation for an incident while he and Kimi Raikkonen tussled for the lead, the...

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  17. Massa happy with second 16:46

    Massa happy with second

    Felipe Massa was happy to bring his Ferrari home in second place, a position better than he thought he could manage after losing the battle for the lead to...

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  18. Hamilton and Raikkonen under investigation 16:34

    Hamilton and Raikkonen under investigation

    Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen are under investigation by race stewards for their conduct while fighting for the lead in the final stages of the Belgian...

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  19. Hamilton wins thrilling Belgian Grand Prix 16:23

    Hamilton wins thrilling Belgian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton tip-toed to victory in a thrilling conclusion to a completely unpredictable Belgian Grand Prix. Felipe Massa took second place ahead of Nick...

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  20. 13:45

    Photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  21. Saturday 6 September 2008

  22. Ferrari plot fight for victory from second 18:06

    Ferrari plot fight for victory from second

    Two drivers on the front two rows: this is the outcome of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix for Ferrari, with Felipe Massa setting the second fastest...

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  23. Alonso sets Renault up in sixth 17:58

    Alonso sets Renault up in sixth

    It was a positive afternoon for the Renault team as Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualified in 6th and 12th places respectively for tomorrow's Belgian...

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  24. Heidfeld leads BMW qualifying charge 17:53

    Heidfeld leads BMW qualifying charge

    Nick Heidfeld qualified fifth for the Belgian Grand Prix while his team-mate in the BMW Sauber F1 Team, Robert Kubica, was eighth fastest at Spa-...

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  25. Force India happy with pace 17:47

    Force India happy with pace

    The Force India Formula One Team will start tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil in 18th and Giancarlo Fisichella in 20th positions. In yet...

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  26. Worst qualifying for Toyota 17:38

    Worst qualifying for Toyota

    Toyota endured its worst qualifying result of the season at Spa Francorchamps today as Jarno Trulli ended up eleventh and Timo Glock qualified...

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  27. Webber gives Red Bull hope 17:35

    Webber gives Red Bull hope

    Mark Webber gave Red Bull Racing hope after qualifying his car seventh on the grid for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix. Team mate David Coulthard ended the...

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  28. Williams struggles in qualifying 17:28

    Williams struggles in qualifying

    Williams team struggled with performance today at the Spa Francorchamps circuit, especially across the twisty, eleven corner sector two from Les Combes to...

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  29. Dismal day sees both Hondas out in Q1 17:20

    Dismal day sees both Hondas out in Q1

    Honda Racing F1 Team's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will start tomorrow's 44-lap Belgian Grand Prix from 16th and 17th positions on the grid at the...

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  30. Both Toro Rossos back in top ten 17:15

    Both Toro Rossos back in top ten

    Both Toro Rossos were back in the top ten of qualifying for the second straight race as Sébastien Bourdais ended up ninth on the grid and Vettel ended up...

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  31. Hamilton gushing with confidence on pole 16:29

    Hamilton gushing with confidence on pole

    Lewis Hamilton was gushing with confidence after storming to pole position at Spa Francorchamps by a margin of 0.3s over Felipe Massa. "Today's been a...

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  32. Massa's perfect lap not enough 16:21

    Massa's perfect lap not enough

    Felipe Massa may have put in an 'almost perfect' lap in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, but it was not enough to beat Lewis Hamilton to pole as the...

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  33. Kovalainen lost out in middle sector 16:10

    Kovalainen lost out in middle sector

    Heikki Kovalainen put his McLaren third on the grid for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, splitting the two Ferraris but the Finnish driver seemed disappointed...

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  34. Hamilton storms to Belgian pole 16:04

    Hamilton storms to Belgian pole

    Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix with a stunning performance in the final part of qualifying. The McLaren driver...

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  35. Spa-Francorchamps to rename Stavelot corner 14:11

    Spa-Francorchamps to rename Stavelot corner

    The Spa-Francorchamps track owners announced that it will rename the Stavelot corner after Belgian Formula 1 legend Paul Frere. Frere passed away at the age...

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  36. Heidfeld tops final practice session 13:10

    Heidfeld tops final practice session

    Nick Heidfeld was this morning's fastest driver at Spa-Francorchamps. The German completed the fastest lap at a drying track and finished just ahead of...

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  37. 12:20

    Photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  38. Friday 5 September 2008

  39. McLaren pleased with first day 19:42

    McLaren pleased with first day

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's second Free Practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps...

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  40. Raikkonen crash hinders Ferrari preparations 18:55

    Raikkonen crash hinders Ferrari preparations

    The Belgian Grand Prix weekend got underway in its usual variable way, with occasional rain, especially in the second free practice session. In fact, it was...

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  41. Renault lifted by Alonso's pace 18:48

    Renault lifted by Alonso's pace

    Both Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet were competitive throughout the day, with Alonso setting the fastest time in the damp afternoon session at Spa. Both...

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  42. BMWs struggle on Friday 18:22

    BMWs struggle on Friday

    The Friday practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix were in typical Ardennes weather conditions. For the afternoon session the dark grey sky produced...

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  43. Toyota looking for more pace 18:14

    Toyota looking for more pace

    Toyota was left looking for more pace at the end of Friday practice as Jarno Trulli ended up ninth fastest and team mate Timo Glock was fourteenth. "It was...

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  44. Force India happy with practice 18:10

    Force India happy with practice

    Force India was happy with its start to this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, with Adrian Sutil recording a strong eighth quickest time in the afternoon...

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  45. Toro Rossos going well at Spa 17:59

    Toro Rossos going well at Spa

    Scuderia Toro Rosso continued its competitive form at Spa today as Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Bourdais finished the day seventh and thirteenth fastest...

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  46. New parts working well for Williams 17:50

    New parts working well for Williams

    By the end of this afternoon's practice session, the Williams team began to derive some gains from the new development parts brought to the FW30 for this...

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  47. Honda struggling at Spa 17:43

    Honda struggling at Spa

    The Honda team began its preparations for the Belgian Grand Prix today with the notoriously unpredictable climate at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit keeping...

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  48. Mixed day for Red Bull 17:36

    Mixed day for Red Bull

    Red Bull Racing endured a mixed day at Spa Francorchamps today as Mark Webber started off strongly in the first practice session with the sixth fastest time...

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  49. Alonso tops second practice 16:45

    Alonso tops second practice

    Fernando Alonso completed the fastest lap in Friday's second free practice session. The session was a busy one for the marshals though as there were four...

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  50. Massa tops first free practice at Spa 12:38

    Massa tops first free practice at Spa

    Felipe Massa has completed the fastest lap at Spa-Francorchamps this morning. At the Belgian track the Ferrari driver completed his fastest lap in 1m47,284,...

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  51. 12:31

    Photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  52. Thursday 4 September 2008

  53. 13:28

    Photos: Thursday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  54. Wednesday 3 September 2008

  55. Massa: Beating Raikkonen will be difficult at Spa 11:59

    Massa: Beating Raikkonen will be difficult at Spa

    Felipe Massa is in the winning mood. After winning the European Grand Prix two weeks ago in Valencia the Brazilian is looking forward to race at the...

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  56. Belgian Grand Prix technical preview 06:00

    Belgian Grand Prix technical preview

    Spa-Francorchamps is the most complete test of a Formula 1 car on the current calendar with every aspect of the vehicle's handling tested to the limit. It...

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  57. Tuesday 2 September 2008

  58. Raikkonen: I need a good result at Spa 17:13

    Raikkonen: I need a good result at Spa

    Kimi Raikkonen desperately needs to score some good points. The Finn's race went up in smoke at the Grand Prix in Valencia and the reigning F1 champ won his...

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  59. Brawn hopes for mixed weather conditions 13:03

    Brawn hopes for mixed weather conditions

    Honda F1 team boss Ross Brawn hopes to see some rain at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The Briton admits the team's car is able to...

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  60. Glock hoping to score more points 07:00

    Glock hoping to score more points

    After finishing second in Hungary and seventh in Valencia Toyota F1 driver Timo Glock hopes to continue scoring points for the F1 championship in Belgium...

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  61. Monday 1 September 2008

  62. Trulli expects another strong weekend 16:22

    Trulli expects another strong weekend

    Jarno Trulli is travelling to Belgian looking forward to race at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track. The Italian expects to enjoy another competitive...

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  63. Belgian Grand Prix snap shot 06:00

    Belgian Grand Prix snap shot

    Located between Liege and Brussels in the Ardennes forest, at seven kilometers Spa-Francorchamps is the longest circuit on the calendar. Despite some...

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  64. Friday 6 June 2008

  65. Spa extends Formula One contract 13:01

    Spa extends Formula One contract

    The famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit will play host to the Belgian Grand Prix until 2012. According to Belgian newspaper Le Soir the Wallonian government...

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