Belgian GP (2021)
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OPINION: The Formula 1 cost cap has been billed as a saviour to several teams and helped to guarantee their viability for investors. But there already exists another mechanism that effectively had the same purpose, and serves as a strong deterrent for those with the means to go it alone in setting up a new team
Formula 1 has released a statement confirming it is “working through various options” alongside the Spa race promoter for Belgian Grand Prix ticket holders after Sunday’s washout.
A seemingly innocuous paragraph that has sat unchanged in the Formula 1 regulations for over 40 years was the cause of much of the controversy that surrounded the Belgian GP.
The 2021 Belgian Grand Prix will go down as a dark moment in Formula 1 history. But there were a few bright spots amongst all the doom and gloom. One concerned one of motorsport’s most-storied squads, which is also providing a feel-good factor to 2021 overall.
Pierre Gasly says that Formula 1 should look at ways of reducing the amount of spray produced by the cars in wet conditions.
Spa-Francorchamps always offers a different challenge for Formula 1 teams on the set-up front, with the track having different demands throughout the lap.
FIA president Jean Todt says formal talks to change Formula 1's regulations in the wake of the Belgian Grand Prix "farce" will take place in October.
Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 should start races earlier to reduce the risk of rain shortening the grand prix after Sunday’s two-lap Belgian Grand Prix.
OPINION: Formula 1's controversial decision to call a result after the Belgian GP that never got going due to persistently poor weather was good news for George Russell, as he scored a shock maiden podium. But the Williams driver aside, there were plenty who lost out as a result of Spa's washout - not least F1 itself
Formula 1 chiefs are to seek talks with teams and the FIA to discuss changes to the rules in the wake of the Belgian Grand Prix "farce", Motorsport.com has learned.
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says that it wasn’t possible to make a call about starting the Belgian GP early because the heavy rain that persisted throughout Sunday was not predicted.
Alfa Romeo says the FIA's decision to classify the Belgian Grand Prix after three laps behind the safety car "hurts" everyone in Formula 1, and especially the sport's fans.
Fernando Alonso says it was "shocking" that Formula 1 points were handed out at the Belgian Grand Prix for two laps behind the safety car.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes must take Formula 1's decision to run two laps and award half points at Spa "on the chin" after seeing its championship advantage narrow.
McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl thinks that no change to Formula 1 car design would have allowed the Belgian Grand Prix to go ahead in Sunday’s wet conditions.
Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix will go down as one of the most memorable events in Formula 1 history. Unfortunately, it is for all of the wrong reasons.
Lando Norris admits he is conflicted by the awarding of points after Formula 1's Belgian GP was run for the required two laps behind the safety car.
A maiden Formula 1 podium is special, but George Russell will never forget exactly how his came about on a controversial Belgian Grand Prix weekend. Regardless of the outcry over the 'race' behind the safety car, the Williams driver and his team deserve considerable praise and recognition for the smart strategy and bold decisions they took in qualifying
The 2021 Belgian Grand Prix broke statistical records as Formula 1's shortest ever 'race'. But while F1 deserves credit for its safety-first approach, it has been heavily criticised for going ahead with declaring a result and leaving fans short-changed. To restore credibility, it must learn from what happened and take decisive action
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has denied that there were any commercial considerations behind the decision to ensure that the Belgian GP was officially deemed a race.
Formula 1's awarding of half-points in the red-flagged Belgian Grand Prix prompted a fair deal of intrigue, with it appearing cars had not completed the minimum required two laps.
Michael Masi says there was "no ability" to move the rain-hit Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix to Monday after rain only allowed for two laps behind the safety car.
Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 "made a bad choice" running only two laps behind the safety car to secure a Belgian Grand Prix result, but that "money talks".
George Russell says how he scored his maiden Formula 1 podium ‘doesn’t matter’, after he was classified second in the weather-hit Belgian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen acknowledged it was "not how you want to win" after an unusual Belgian Grand Prix victory, closing the gap at the top of the Formula 1 drivers' championship.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was declared the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, as the 12th race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship failed to produce a single racing lap.
Max Verstappen was declared the winner of the shortened and then abandoned 2021 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix after severe and persistent wet weather impacted proceedings at Spa.
The FIA has confirmed that Sergio Perez will be allowed to start Sunday’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix from pitlane if Red Bull repairs his car during the rain delay.
The Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix is under a red flag after completing a handful of formation laps behind the safety car in heavy rain.
Mercedes hopes its decision to lean towards a drier set-up for its W12 Formula 1 car will still pay off despite forecast rain for the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Williams Formula 1 team has explained the strategy calls that resulted in George Russell claiming a front row start for the Belgian GP – an approach Toto Wolff called "risky, but clever".
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz says the Maranello team's failure to get either of its car into Q3 in the Belgian Grand Prix was "not normal".
Lando Norris will drop five places on the grid for Sunday’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren was forced into a gearbox change following his qualifying crash.
GP Racing columnist MARK GALLAGHER was working as Jordan’s press officer when Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut at Spa in 1991. Here, for the first time, Mark gives his first-hand account from behind the scenes at the birth of a grand prix legend
Eau Rouge would not lose its charm as a ‘scary and exciting’ Formula 1 corner even if crash barriers are moved much further away from the track, says Daniel Ricciardo.
Lewis Hamilton says his W12 was “a bit of a handful” in the wet Formula 1 qualifying at Spa, after Mercedes applied a set-up “compromise” covering wet and dry circumstances.
The Spa-Francorchamps plays host to the 12th round of the 2021 Formula 1 season this Sunday. Find out how and when you can watch the Belgian Grand Prix.
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris believes that he could have “easily fought for pole” at the Belgian Grand Prix before his huge accident in the final session of qualifying.
George Russell was left “buzzing” after a shock charge to second on the grid in Formula 1 qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, narrowly missing out on pole for Williams.
Fernando Alonso says planned barrier changes at Spa’s Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex will not eradicate high-speed crashes at the famous Formula 1 corner following Lando Norris's Belgian Grand Prix qualifying crash.
Lewis Hamilton says George Russell's starring performance in qualifying at Spa "doesn't really change anything" regarding who the world champion prefers to be his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate for 2022.
Toto Wolff says that Mercedes has made its decision between George Russell and Valtteri Bottas over who will race for its Formula 1 team in 2022.
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has been cleared to race in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix despite his heavy crash in Eau Rouge during qualifying.
Lando Norris is to go to hospital for precautionary X-ray checks on his elbow following his high-speed crash in qualifying for Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel does not understand why Formula 1 race director Michael Masi started Q3 for the Belgian Grand Prix in heavy rain minutes before Lando Norris’s crash at Eau Rouge.
Max Verstappen took pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, as McLaren’s Lando Norris crashed heavily in Q3 after topping the opening sessions and Williams's George Russell starred to grab second place on the grid.
Max Verstappen beat George Russell to take pole in a wet qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, which was disrupted by a huge Q3 crash for Lando Norris.
Formula 1 qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix is currently under a red flag after Lando Norris crashed heavily at Eau Rouge in wet conditions, but walked away unassisted.
Pirelli is on track to deliver new 18-inch Formula 1 tyres for 2022. Will the new compounds address one of the current tyres' biggest issues and allow drivers to push hard?
The terrifying accident in W Series qualifying at Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix has helped reignite the safety debate surrounding Spa's iconic Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex.
Michael Schumacher and Spa-Francorchamps: truly a meeting of greats. Schuey exploded onto the grand prix scene at Spa, one of Formula 1’s pre-eminent driver’s circuits. Little surprise that he should excel there in future years, too, winning the Belgian Grand Prix no fewer than six times. Damien Smith details every epic victory.
Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the wet final practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Belgian Grand Prix ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1 has revealed its updated calendar for the remainder of the 2021 season, dropping to 22 races and leaving a TBC slot in late November.
Williams will need to score more points to win the fight for eighth place in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship ahead of Alfa Romeo, according to team boss Jost Capito.
Ferrari has changed Charles Leclerc’s SF21 Formula 1 car chassis ahead of final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix after damage sustained in his FP2 crash.
Formula 1 fans watching Friday’s practice sessions from Spa received a pleasant surprise when the broadcast included some spectacular shots from a camera positioned in Fernando Alonso’s helmet.