Belgian GP (2017)
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In his latest column, Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at his Belgian Grand Prix debut, which was severely compromised by a raft of engine penalties.
Brought to you by UBS, here is James Allen’s strategic analysis of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Esteban Ocon says Force India Formula 1 teammate Sergio Perez risked both their lives in their Belgian Grand Prix collision.
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.