Satisfying birthday present for di Montezemolo

Satisfying birthday present for di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo's 62nd birthday on Monday has been made all the more sweeter by the fact that Ferrari notched up its first win of the 2009 season in Belgium on Sunday. The Chairman of the Italian marque has endured a tough time this year, although Kimi Räikkönen's success demonstrates that performances are firmly on the up.
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2009 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Monday 31 August 2009

  2. Satisfying birthday present for di Montezemolo 12:13

    Satisfying birthday present for di Montezemolo

    Luca di Montezemolo's 62nd birthday on Monday has been made all the more sweeter by the fact that Ferrari notched up its first win of the 2009 season in...

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  3. Badoer: I really want to race at Monza 03:00

    Badoer: I really want to race at Monza

    Luca Badoer was disappointed to come home as the final runner in the Belgian Grand Prix. Having started from the back of the grid, the Italian replacement...

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  4. Sunday 30 August 2009

  5. Webber rues pit lane incident 19:59

    Webber rues pit lane incident

    All chances of Mark Webber scoring points in Belgium went up in smoke after receiving a drive-through penalty for a near miss in the pit lane with Nick...

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  6. Barrichello relieved to get home 19:46

    Barrichello relieved to get home

    A fortunate Rubens Barrichello was able to survive an oil leak to finish seventh and reduce Jenson Button's championship by a further two points in the...

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  7. Points haul lifts BMW above Renault 19:12

    Points haul lifts BMW above Renault

    A return to form and strong Belgian Grand Prix sees BMW-Sauber pick up a total of nine points, only one less than race winners Ferrari, and move into...

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  8. Rosberg picks up point in slower Williams 18:55

    Rosberg picks up point in slower Williams

    Bafflingly, the Williams-Toyota has remained off the pace for most of the weekend in Belgium although Nico Rosberg was still able to complete a strong race...

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  9. Alonso annoyed by lost podium chance 18:41

    Alonso annoyed by lost podium chance

    An opportunity to achieve a podium finish was lost for Fernando Alonso after being struck at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix by the spinning Force India...

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  10. No punishments for first lap pile-up 18:25

    No punishments for first lap pile-up

    Belgian Grand Prix race stewards have announced that no penalties will be handed out for the Italian Grand Prix following a multiple collision on the first...

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  11. Alguersuari labels crash as racing incident 18:16

    Alguersuari labels crash as racing incident

    Jaime Alguersuari was the fourth unfortunate victim to be out of contention barely five corners into the Belgian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver was the...

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  12. 'Button took me out' - Grosjean 18:00

    'Button took me out' - Grosjean

    Romain Grosjean has talked of the four-car crash that involved championship leader Jenson Button going out of the Belgian Grand Prix. The Englishman accused...

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  13. Vettel still confident for championship 17:50

    Vettel still confident for championship

    Sebastian Vettel's five-place climb in the Belgian Grand Prix saw the German clinch a podium result to move back into third in the Drivers' Championship....

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  14. We could have won, says Fisichella 17:38

    We could have won, says Fisichella

    Dreams of scoring the team's first points soon became dreams of collecting a first Grand Prix victory for Force India as Giancarlo Fisichella resolutely...

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  15. Winner Räikkönen: We were not the fastest 17:25

    Winner Räikkönen: We were not the fastest

    Belgian Grand Prix winner Kimi Räikkönen has admitted that his Ferrari was not able to match the raw pace of Giancarlo Fisichella's Force India at Spa on S...

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  16. Räikkönen ends losing streak at Spa 16:33

    Räikkönen ends losing streak at Spa

    Kimi Räikkönen has won the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time to bring an end to a losing streak stretching back to the Spanish Grand Prix of last year....

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  17. Button laments first lap collision 16:20

    Button laments first lap collision

    Championship leader Jenson Button registered his first retirement of the 2009 season in Belgium. Having scored points in the first eleven races, the...

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  18. Hamilton: It was one of those days 16:02

    Hamilton: It was one of those days

    Lewis Hamilton was disappointed to have been taken out of the Belgian Grand Prix in a first lap collision. The World Champion's race had started from...

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  19. 13:08

    Photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  20. Mallya enjoys best day in his F1 life 10:20

    Mallya enjoys best day in his F1 life

    In the team's second season of Formula One, Force India scored its first pole position for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Co-owner Vijay Mallya said it was th...

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  21. Saturday 29 August 2009

  22. Badoer 'not happy' after qualifying 20:18

    Badoer 'not happy' after qualifying

    Luca Badoer endured a miserable day at Spa on Saturday as the Italian, who had improved to eighteenth position in final practice, slipped to the back of the...

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  23. Fuel loads show Barrichello as lightest 19:21

    Fuel loads show Barrichello as lightest

    Rubens Barrichello was the lightest fuelled car in Q3 and will in fact start the Belgian Grand Prix will the least fuel of anybody on Sunday. The...

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  24. Webber warned for qualifying block 19:16

    Webber warned for qualifying block

    Red Bull's Mark Webber has received a verbal word of warning from FIA race stewards followed an on-track incident during qualifying at Spa on Saturday. The...

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  25. Contrasting feelings for Brawn drivers 18:36

    Contrasting feelings for Brawn drivers

    Brawn GP drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button find themselves separated by nine cars on the Belgian Grand Prix grid after differing qualifying...

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  26. Rosberg hauls Williams into top ten 18:23

    Rosberg hauls Williams into top ten

    Nico Rosberg completed a successful task of damage limitation by qualifying in the top ten for the Belgian Grand Prix. Having struggled with a strangely off...

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  27. Vettel laments qualifying mistake 18:13

    Vettel laments qualifying mistake

    Red Bull Racing successfully saw both of its cars into the top ten after what has been a weekend of worries so far at Spa. With Sebastian Vettel having only...

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  28. STR drivers closely matched at Spa 17:58

    STR drivers closely matched at Spa

    Scuderia Toro Rosso lines up sixteenth and seventeenth ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix after the first qualifying sessions at the circuit for 2009 newcomers...

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  29. Alonso hoping for rain on Sunday 17:48

    Alonso hoping for rain on Sunday

    Fernando Alonso was a clearly disappointed man when returning to the paddock after being knocked out of the second phase of qualifying at Spa on Saturday....

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  30. Hamilton remaining positive for race 17:37

    Hamilton remaining positive for race

    As predicted by the team before the weekend, McLaren struggled in qualifying in Belgium and will start Round 12 of the championship from twelfth and...

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  31. 'Qualifying result a morale booster' - Heidfeld 17:23

    'Qualifying result a morale booster' - Heidfeld

    'Quick' Nick Heidfeld was delighted for BMW-Sauber after achieving third on the grid for the Hilwil team in qualifying at Spa on Saturday. As the outfit...

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  32. Mysterious Toyota on front row 17:11

    Mysterious Toyota on front row

    As Giancarlo Fisichella claimed Force India's first F1 pole position in Belgium, Jarno Trulli kept up the Italian feel-good factor by setting a time quick...

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  33. Pole position unbelievable, says Fisichella 17:00

    Pole position unbelievable, says Fisichella

    Giancarlo Fisichella was as surprised as anybody after claiming pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix. The Italian will start at the front of the grid on...

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  34. Sutil happy for team after qualifying 16:45

    Sutil happy for team after qualifying

    Adrian Sutil was pleased to see team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella clinch the Force India team's first ever Formula One pole position at Spa-Francorchamps on...

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  35. Fisichella clinches maiden Force India pole 16:06

    Fisichella clinches maiden Force India pole

    Giancarlo Fisichella topped a highly dramatic qualifying session to clinch the first ever Formula One pole position for the Force India team at...

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  36. 13:22

    Photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  37. Heidfeld fastest in final free practice 13:05

    Heidfeld fastest in final free practice

    BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld completed this morning's fastest lap at Spa-Francorchamps. The German completed seventeen laps to finish ahead of Jarno Tr...

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  38. New engine for Mark Webber 12:59

    New engine for Mark Webber

    Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber will start Saturday's qualifying session with a brand-new Renault engine in Belgium. The Australian completed just three...

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  39. Friday 28 August 2009

  40. Vettel pleased with Friday weather 20:04

    Vettel pleased with Friday weather

    Whereas most of the field was frustrated to lose significant setup time due to rain at Spa on Friday morning, Sebastian Vettel enjoyed seeing the conditions...

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  41. Badoer aiming for Q2 on Saturday 19:41

    Badoer aiming for Q2 on Saturday

    Luca Badoer claimed not to feel at ease with his Ferrari after winding up slowest of the twenty runners at Spa on Friday. The Italian's best lap time placed...

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  42. Rosberg: Not a good day 19:12

    Rosberg: Not a good day

    Nico Rosberg surprised both onlookers and himself at Spa by finishing last but one in practice on Friday. The German, often top of the timesheets on Fridays...

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  43. Force India overcomes early understeer issue 19:04

    Force India overcomes early understeer issue

    Both Force India drivers found themselves being victims of a lack of front-end grip in Belgium as team-mates Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil took to...

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  44. Glock misses top spot by slim margin 18:52

    Glock misses top spot by slim margin

    Sixteen thousandths of a second was all there was between Timo Glock and fastest driver Lewis Hamilton at Spa on Friday as the Toyota driver rounded out...

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  45. Grosjean inside top five on first Spa outing 18:42

    Grosjean inside top five on first Spa outing

    Formula One rookie Romain Grosjean continued to impress on only his second weekend in the sport by finishing fifth in the second free practice session in...

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  46. Practice result deceptive, say Brawn 18:29

    Practice result deceptive, say Brawn

    The Brawn team unusually wound up in only seventeenth and eighteenth positions at Spa on Friday after a difficult start to the Belgian Grand Prix weekend...

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  47. Hamilton surprised by Friday result 18:18

    Hamilton surprised by Friday result

    Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he was pleasantly surprised to see his name at the top of the timesheets following the conclusion of practice in Belgium on...

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  48. Toro Rosso encouraged by positive day 18:01

    Toro Rosso encouraged by positive day

    Sébastien Buemi enjoyed his first ever practice session on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Friday. With a mix of weather conditions and corners...

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  49. Kubica resting after busy Friday 17:49

    Kubica resting after busy Friday

    Robert Kubica was able to move his BMW up to eighth place in Belgium's second free practice session on Friday afternoon. After rain lost the teams...

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  50. Hamilton fastest in afternoon practice 16:37

    Hamilton fastest in afternoon practice

    Lewis Hamilton has finished on top of the second free practice session in Belgium as the rain went away from the circuit on Friday afternoon. The World...

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  51. 12:45

    Photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  52. Trulli tops wet first practice at Spa 12:35

    Trulli tops wet first practice at Spa

    Jarno Trulli was the man at the top of the timesheets when the chequered flag fell for the first practice session in Belgium on Friday. Times are very much...

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  53. Grosjean: Difficult to follow cars in F1 10:38

    Grosjean: Difficult to follow cars in F1

    With governing body the FIA having imposed a raft of changes in order to boost chances of overtaking in Formula One this year, new boy Romain Grosjean has...

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  54. Contracts under wraps for Kovalainen 06:00

    Contracts under wraps for Kovalainen

    Heikki Kovalainen is currently not prepared to discuss his Formula One future as speculation continues to circulate surrounding his drive with the McLaren...

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  55. Vettel: I am not giving up, definitely not 00:40

    Vettel: I am not giving up, definitely not

    Sebastian Vettel has vowed to fight down to the wire until the end of the season despite his title chances taking a knock in Valencia courtesy of two engine...

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  56. Thursday 27 August 2009

  57. Alonso 'still evaluating possibilities' 18:29

    Alonso 'still evaluating possibilities'

    Fernando Alonso's lips remain sealed over his movements for next year as the European season of 2009 draws to a close; with only the Grands Prix of Belgium...

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  58. Ferrari have never called, says Fisichella 17:51

    Ferrari have never called, says Fisichella

    Giancarlo Fisichella has explained that, despite much speculation, he has not been in touch with Ferrari with regards to being a driver for the Italian team...

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  59. 13:28

    Photos: Thursday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  60. Spa weather update: Dry weekend expected 12:21

    Spa weather update: Dry weekend expected

    Despite some contrasting predictions and Spa's unique microclimate, local weather reports suggest a generally dry weekend for the Belgian Grand Prix. The...

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  61. Barrichello looking to do the double 12:06

    Barrichello looking to do the double

    Rubens Barrichello is hoping to carry the form of his race-winning run in Valencia to be able to convert it into another strong result at the Belgian Grand...

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  62. Wednesday 26 August 2009

  63. 16:12

    GPUpdate TV: Spa-Francorchamps track guide

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  64. Grosjean hoping to be more competitive at Spa 16:00

    Grosjean hoping to be more competitive at Spa

    Romain Grosjean enjoyed his Formula One debut with the Renault team in Valencia last weekend as the Frenchman finished fifteenth in his first weekend in the...

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  65. Hamilton: Spa should never be taken off the calendar 12:10

    Hamilton: Spa should never be taken off the calendar

    Reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton cannot wait to travel to Belgium as he looks forward to racing at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit this...

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  66. Alonso expecting to be competitive at Spa 11:46

    Alonso expecting to be competitive at Spa

    Renault driver Fernando Alonso will travel to the Ardennes this weekend having scored three valuable points in last Sunday's European Grand Prix. The S...

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