Belgium Grand Prix Qualifying

• Valtteri Bottas qualified sixth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. • The changeable wet conditions were not ideal for the FW36 and traffic on their out laps in Q3 hindered the driver’s ability to get the full performance from the car. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: These sort of variable wet conditions are always very […]

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Belgium Grand Prix Preview

One of the classic Formula One venues, Spa-Francorchamps is loved and respected in equal measure by the drivers. It’s the longest track on the calendar and within its 7kms are several of the most challenging corners in the world. Pouhon and Blanchimont are both fast and taxing left-handers, but Eau Rouge remains the corner that’s recognised by racing fans the […]

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Belgium Grand Prix Race

• Valtteri Bottas finished 15th and Pastor Maldonado 17th in today’s Belgian Grand Prix. • Valtteri drove a consistent race but did not have the pace in the car to challenge the top ten. Pastor’s race was compromised by a collision with Di Resta when attempting to enter the pitlane which resulted in a stop-and-go penalty. Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race […]

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Belgium Grand Prix Practice

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: We had limited running this morning due to the weather as the track was damp but this afternoon we completed our planned programme. We tested some different rear wing levels, worked on mechanical set-up changes and did some long runs on both compound tyres in preparation for the race. During both sessions we worked through […]

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