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  • James Key extends Toro Rosso contract 22nd August 2017
    Scuderia Toro Rosso have confirmed that James Key has extended his contract to stay with the team in the role of Technical Director. The 45 year-old Englishman has been with the Faenza-based Formula 1 team for the past five years, since joining in September 2012, to lead the Scuderia Toro Rosso technical operation. That work […]
  • Ferrari confirm Raikkonen for 2018 22nd August 2017
    Kimi Raikkonen will spend another year with Ferrari as the team confirmed today that the Finn’s contract has been extended until the end of 2018. The team released the following brief statement: “Ferrari announces that Scuderia Ferrari has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finnish driver will therefore race for the […]
  • Formula 1 bosses want two more street races in Asia 22nd August 2017
    Formula 1 is looking to stage two more street races in Asia as part of a drive to win new fans, one of the sport’s most senior officials told AFP on Tuesday. F1 is reinventing itself under US-based Liberty Media, who completed their takeover of motorsport’s most prestigious brand in January in a deal valued […]
  • Chinese Grand Prix long term deal agreed 22nd August 2017
    A new deal to keep the Chinese Grand Prix in the Formula One calendar has been agreed in principle and will likely be sealed within weeks, a senior F1 official said Tuesday. The sport, under ambitious new US-based owners, released its 2018 race schedule in June and Shanghai was only listed as provisional, along with […]
  • Williams preview the Belgian Grand Prix 22nd August 2017
    The Belgian Grand Prix, held at Spa-Francorchamps circuit, is a firm favourite among Formula One drivers, teams and fans, and for good reason. The prestigious race holds a rich history of over 60 years of Formula One racing, with a long list of Formula One legends having won the Belgian GP. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit lies […]
  • Pirelli preview the Belgian Grand Prix  21st August 2017
    Pirelli will bring the P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyres for the first time to Spa-Francorchamps, together with the P Zero Red supersoft and P Zero Yellow soft. These are the three softest tyres in the range, selected together for the sixth time so far this year. But one famous variable in Spa is the weather, […]
  • Red Bull drivers preview the Belgian Grand Prix 21st August 2017
    Red Bull drivers preview the Belgian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, at Spa-Francorchamps. Max Verstappen: I can’t wait to get to Spa this year. I just love the track and it’ll be nice seeing so many orange fans in the grandstands. “Spa is my favourite track of the year. […]
  • Force India preview the Belgian Grand Prix 21st August 2017
    Sahara Force India returns from its summer break and looks ahead to the Belgian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, at Spa-Francorchamps. Vijay Mallya: “Spa is always a special weekend for Formula One. It’s one of the greatest circuits in the world and a marvelous venue to appreciate the best […]
  • Renault preview the Belgian Grand Prix 21st August 2017
    Renault driver and teams preview the Belgian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, at Spa-Francorchamps. Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul: “The Belgian Grand Prix marks the beginning of the home stretch of the season and it’s vital that we hit the ground running by making a […]
  • McLaren preview the Belgian Grand Prix 21st August 2017
    Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most revered racetracks in the world – its fast, undulating sweeps are a stern test for car and driver, and with an average speed approaching 233kph, it’s one of the fastest laps of the season. The circuit is inextricably linked with McLaren because it was here, in 1968, that the […]


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