Latest Belgian Grand Prix Stories

2009-08-30 10:53:03

Kimi Raikkonen drove his Ferrari to victory Sunday at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, the fourth win in his last five races at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Pole winner Giancarlo Fisichella (Ferrari) finished second and Sebastian Vettel (Renault) third. He established control early, charging from sixth to second heading into the first corner of the first lap. It hasn't been an easy year for us, Raikkonen said after Ferrari's first win in 2009 and his 18th career F1 victory. Raikkonen remained...

2006-06-25 13:58:15

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Renault's Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to complete his fourth consecutive victory. The 24-year-old Spaniard, starting on pole position for the fifth successive race, stretched his overall lead over Ferrari's Michael Schumacher to 25 points at the halfway point in the 18-race season. Alonso has 84 points and Schumacher 59. Seven-times world champion Schumacher, also a seven-times winner in Montreal, finished...

2006-04-02 05:48:07

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American Scott Speed was stripped of his first Formula One point and fined US$5000 for swearing at another driver after Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. Speed was all smiles after he crossed the line in eighth place for Red Bull-owned Scuderia Toro Rosso to become the first American since Michael Andretti 13 years ago to earn a championship point. His team, who replaced Minardi at the end of last year, were also celebrating their first point when stewards ordered...

2005-09-09 09:58:26

By Alan Baldwin SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen prepared to take the fight to Formula One leader Fernando Alonso on Friday with the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice. Spaniard Alonso will become Formula One's youngest champion at Spa on Sunday if he scores four points more than Raikkonen but the Finn has vowed to do what he can to keep the championship alive. While Alonso's Renault remained in the garage throughout the hour-long...

2005-09-09 08:29:36

By Alan Baldwin SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest in a rain-hit first day of practice for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. The Finn, preparing to take the fight to Formula One leader Fernando Alonso, set a best time of one minute 48.206 seconds in the morning session before steady rain washed out the afternoon's action. The second session was halted when Red Bull's Italian reserve Vitantonio Liuzzi spun backwards into the metal guardrail,...

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