NEWS ARCHIVE

31 AUGUST 2010

TIME FOR 'TEAM ORDERS'?

The outcome of next week's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) verdict on Ferrari's activities in the German GP - where Felipe Massa moved over to allow Fernando Alonso to win - will be awaited with even greater interest following last weekend's Belgian GP.

30 AUGUST 2010

WHITMARSH: VETTEL GOT OFF LIGHTLY

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh was highly critical of Sebastian Vettel's misjudgement which took second placed Jenson Button out of the Belgian GP.

29 AUGUST 2010

RACE REPORT - HAMILTON RE-TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT SPA

Belgian GP - Race Report

ALGUERSUARI PENALISED, LUIZZI SCORES POINT

Following the event the stewards handed Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari a drive-through penalty after the race - as a result Alguersuari ends up classified 13th and Vitantonio Luizzi ended up taking the final point.

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS ACTION PACKED BELGIAN GP

Belgian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS (REVISED)

Belgian GP - Race Results

28 AUGUST 2010

QUALIFYING REPORT - WEBBER TAKES SPA POLE

Belgian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Belgian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS FINAL SPA PRACTICE

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Results

27 AUGUST 2010

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - ALONSO QUICKEST AGAIN IN SECOND SPA PRACTICE

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ALONSO QUICKEST IN WET FIRST SESSION AT SPA

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Results

26 AUGUST 2010

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

25 AUGUST 2010

300 UP FOR RUBENS AT SPA

Rubens Barrichello sets an amazing milestone when he competes in the Belgian GP at Spa this weekend - his 300th Formula 1 start!

24 AUGUST 2010

HAMILTON ESCAPES HOONING CONVICTION

Lewis Hamilton has escaped a conviction but was fined the maximum Australian $500 (just over $US 440) for his 'hooning' episode in Melbourne.

KUBICA: F-DUCT MAY CHANGE SPA APPROACH

Renault will run an F-duct for the first time at the Belgian GP this coming weekend and Robert Kubica thinks it may change the approach to Spa.

23 AUGUST 2010

MOSLEY SAYS FERRARI DRIVERS SHOULD LOSE POINTS

Former FIA president Max Mosley has told a German newspaper that Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa should lose the points they scored in the German Grand Prix last month, when Ferrari was adjudged to have flouted F1's ban on team orders.

SWISS BANK UBS TO BECOME GLOBAL PARTNER WITH FORMULA 1

The Formula One group, which runs the commercial side of the sport, has announced that the Swiss financial institution UBS is to become a Global Partner of the sport.

21 AUGUST 2010

AEROLAB CLAIMS FIRST ROUND IN FORCE INDIA LEGAL BATTLE

Legal battles between Italian aerodynamics company Aerolab and Force India are ongoing after it was revealed that the High Court in London has issued an order compelling Force India to pay more than 1m euros.

20 AUGUST 2010

LAUDA PREDICTS BIG HIT FOR FERRARI

Three times world champion Niki Lauda thinks that Ferrari will be heavily punished when the World Motor Sport Council considers the German Grand Prix team orders debacle on September 8, two days ahead of the Italian GP meeting at Monza.

19 AUGUST 2010

WILL HEIDFELD STEER TYRE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS SCHUMACHER?

Nick Heidfeld has completed Pirelli's first two days of evaluation testing prior to the Italian company's three year F1 control tyre supply, which begins in 2011.

18 AUGUST 2010

BERGER ON VETTEL: HE UNDERESTIMATED WEBBER

Former BMW and Toro Rosso boss Gerhard Berger, in a mid-term assessment of the German F1 contingent for Auto Motor und Sport, believes that Sebastian Vettel is still very much a world championship contender but has underestimated Red Bull team mate Mark Webber.

17 AUGUST 2010

NICK HEIDFELD RELEASED BY MERCEDES GP

The Mercedes GP team has announced today that it has released Nick Heidfeld from his contract as reserve driver so that the German can join Pirelli as it's official test driver.

BAHRAIN REVERTS TO FORMER TRACK LAYOUT

The Bahrain Grand Prix organizers have announced that they will go back to the original circuit layout for the 2011 race.

16 AUGUST 2010

ROSBERG V BUTTON LOOKS LIKE A GOOD MATCH-UP!

Nico Rosberg is the latest F1 driver to follow in the footsteps of Jenson Button and use his summer break down time to compete in a Triathlon.

12 AUGUST 2010

WARWICK: THE MOST FANTASTIC DAY OF MY LIFE!

A week or so ago, British ex-F1 drivers Martin Brundle and Derek Warwick were performing pivotal roles at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Amid F1's summer break they were together again, doing a high performance motorbike course at the Ron Haslam Race School, based at Silverstone.

11 AUGUST 2010

WEBBER CHANGES ROLE

Mark Webber, recharging his batteries in the south of France during F1's summer break, has been in contact with Red Bull director Adrian Newey to wish him a speedy recovery from his shunt in a Ginetta G50 race at Snetterton last Sunday.

INTERLAGOS MUST MODERNISE TO SURVIVE

Interlagos is the latest circuit to come under fire from F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone.

9 AUGUST 2010

BUTTON ESCHEWS REST AND RECREATION

Reigning world champion Jenson Button has not headed for the beach during F1's summer break. Instead, he has taken part once again in the London Triathlon, the largest of its type in the world, attracting more than 10,000 entrants.

NEWEY ESCAPES SNETTERTON SHUNT

Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey was hospitalised for check-ups after being T-boned in a Ginetta supporting race at the British Touring Car Championship round at Snetterton in England.

8 AUGUST 2010

ADRIAN NEWEY CRASHES AT SNETTERTON

Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey was involved in an accident at Snetterton, and was taken to hospital for "precautionary checks".

6 AUGUST 2010

RON IS GUNNING FOR ENZO

Some may have mocked Ron Dennis's vision of Grand Prix success and a legacy to match that of Enzo Ferrari, but McLaren has taken the latest step to matching Ferrari's brand exclusivity when it announced a showroom at London's newest and most exclusive development, One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge.

4 AUGUST 2010

SUTIL KEEPS OPEN MIND ON 2011

Adrian Sutil, rumoured to be strongly in the frame for a Renault seat alongside Robert Kubica next year, says he is keeping an open mind about 2011.

3 AUGUST 2010

DEJA VU AS WARWICK SAYS SCHUMACHER WOULD HAVE BEEN BLACK-FLAGGED

Michael Schumacher would have been black-flagged for his aggressive defence of 10th place against Rubens Barrichello in the Hungarian Grand Prix had there been more laps of the race remaining.

2 AUGUST 2010

FIA SETS DATE FOR FERRARI HEARING

The FIA has announced that the World Motor Sport Council will meet on Wednesday, September 8 to look into the controversy surrounding Ferrari team orders at the German Grand Prix.

FIA TO DOUBLE WING DEFLECTION TESTS

The FIA is to introduce more stringent load tests on front wings at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month in an attempt to settle the flexi wing controversy that is causing increasing paddock disquiet.

RACE REPORT - WEBBER WINS HUNGARORING AND RETAKES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

Hungarian GP - Race Report

1 AUGUST 2010

SCHUMACHER GETS 10-PLACE GRID PENALTY AT SPA

Michael Schumacher has been given a 10 place grid penalty on the grid at the next race in Spa for illegitimately impeding Rubens Barrichello as they fought over the last point in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

FINES GIVEN FOR PITLANE CHAOS

The FIA stewards for the Hungarian Grand Prix have fined the Renault and Mercedes teams US$50,000 each for unsafe releases during the Safety Car period today.

RACE NOTES - WEBBER WINS HUNGARIAN GP

Hungarian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Hungarian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Hungarian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Hungarian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Hungarian GP - Race Results

FLEXIBLE WING ENDPLATES - LEGAL OR NOT?

McLaren and Mercedes are seeking an FIA clarification on flexible front wings after Red Bull and, to a lesser extent Ferrari, demonstrated enormous superiority in Hungarian GP qualifying.