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Belgian GP (2017)

24 Aug - 27 Aug
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Vandoorne column: Grid drop makes for frustrating home debut

In his latest column, Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at his Belgian Grand Prix debut, which was severely compromised by a raft of engine penalties.

Race strategy report: James Allen’s Belgian GP analysis

Brought to you by UBS, here is James Allen’s strategic analysis of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.

Tech analysis: Red Bull's downforce compromise yields Spa result

Red Bull was always unlikely to be the team to beat in the Belgian GP, but a number of set-up tweaks allowed it make the most of a chance to score a surprise Spa podium.

Palmer was "like a different guy" at Spa - Renault

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer was “like a different guy” during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, reckons the team’s trackside operations director Alan Permane.

Massa column: Excessive Belgian GP penalty left a bitter taste

In his latest column, Williams driver Felipe Massa says his eighth place in the Belgian Grand Prix felt like a win - but admits the penalty for ignoring yellow flags soured his weekend.

Villeneuve slams Perez for "dirty" move on Ocon

Former Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Sergio Perez for the "ridiculous" move that led to the Mexican's collision with teammate Esteban Ocon in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: I'd prefer engines to blow up than shut down

Max Verstappen says he would rather his engines were blowing up than shutting down, after revealing his failed Renault fired up in the garage after the Belgian Grand Prix.

Analysis: How a lucky mistake helped Hamilton beat Vettel

What seemed to be a poorly-timed safety car, followed by the wrong engine mode at the restart, could have easily de-railed Lewis Hamilton in what was a tense, tight Belgian GP.

Force India threatens Ocon, Perez with race ban

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon have been threatened with race bans by their Force India team if they collide again.

Honda found no problem with Alonso's engine

Honda says that it found nothing on its data to suggest that Fernando Alonso had a problem with his engine when he retired from the Belgian Grand Prix.

Belgian GP: Issue #15 of GP Gazette now online

Check out Issue 15 of GP Gazette, from the makers of, an in-depth eMagazine covering all the action from a thrilling Belgian Grand Prix.

Motorsport Debrief: A tale of toxic teammates

Here is today's news blast to get you up-to-date on what's been making the motorsport headlines over the past 24 hours.

Perez refutes Ocon’s “he tried to kill me” claim on Twitter

Sergio Perez has posted a video on social media to answer Esteban Ocon’s Twitter claim that his Force India teammate “tried to kill me”.

Raikkonen says stop/go penalty was "pointless"

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen believes his 10-second stop/go penalty for failing to slow under double waved yellow flags in the Belgian Grand Prix was "pointless".

Horner claims Renault providing "below par service"

Red Bull boss Christian Horner said Formula 1 engine supplier Renault needs to sort out its reliability problems because his team is not getting what it pays for.

Hamilton says engine mode error helped him fend off Vettel

Lewis Hamilton says selecting the wrong power mode actually helped him stay ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the restart in the Belgian GP, because it allowed the German to get closer than he had expected to be.

Belgian Grand Prix driver ratings

A peerless performance under pressure earned this week's only 10, while a "dirty" move that wrecked his team's weekend cost another driver dearly.

Palmer believes Alonso deserved a penalty

Jolyon Palmer believes that Fernando Alonso's bold move during the Belgian Grand Prix was "identical" to Kevin Magnussen's move on teammate Nico Hulkenberg at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: NASCAR-style safety car was unnecessary

Lewis Hamilton felt the Belgian Grand Prix’s safety car was “a bit like NASCAR” and designed to create a fight for the win with Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Alonso says his "stock value has never been higher"

Fernando Alonso says his "stock value has never been higher" as he gets closer to making a decision about his future following a disappointing Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen angry to be “competing” with Alonso on retirements

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says it’s “unbelievable” that he’s vying with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso for the highest number of retirements during F1 2017.

Ocon says Perez put their lives at risk with collision

Esteban Ocon says Force India Formula 1 teammate Sergio Perez risked both their lives in their Belgian Grand Prix collision.

Perez and Ocon no longer free to race - Force India

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon will not be allowed to race each other in future after the Force India Formula 1 teammates collided again at the Belgian Grand Prix, says Otmar Szafnauer.

Belgian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Lewis Hamilton wins the 200th race of his career