Fernando Alonso says Ferrari has to “optimise everything” at the Belgian Grand Prix to make up for its engine deficit
Felipe Massa says Williams should be focusing on Red Bull and Ferrari rather than trying to beat Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix
Conditions remained dry but cool in FP1, and dry despite rain clouds in FP2, but times fell away in the latter as the temperature rose from an initial 28 degrees Celsius, peaked at 31, and then dropped to 27. But at least everyone got enough running to figure out the vagaries of Pirelli’s medium and soft tyres on this, the longest track of the season. We take a team-by-team look at day one in Belgium
Team representatives – John Iley (Caterham), Andrew Green (Force India), Dave Greenwood (Marussia), Robert Smedley (Williams), Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing), James Allison (Ferrari) Q: John, can I start with you? Obviously, a new driver today, tell us how did he go and where do you go from here
Lewis Hamilton took command of the second practice session in Belgium, finishing more than half a second clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg and the rest of the field on Friday afternoon. Fernando Alonso underlined Ferrari’s impressive start by claiming third ahead of Williams’ Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Jenson Button, while two red flags interrupted proceedings at Spa
Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in Friday’s practice in Belgium, edging ahead of Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso…
Nico Rosberg narrowly edged out Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to set the pace as Formula One racing returned from its summer break at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday morning. McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finished fourth and seventh respectively, sandwiching Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari and Force India’s Sergio Perez
Kimi Raikkonen does not think the summer break will have changed the fact he felt better in the Ferrari F14 T than he has done all season in Hungary
Fernando Alonso says he does not think Ferrari has been too conservative in recent years and expects the team’s current approach to continue into 2015
Get the full lowdown on the Belgian Grand Prix as Sportsmail brings you the key facts and stats ahead of the Spa race following the summer break.
Fernando Alonso says Ferrari must brace itself for a tough time in the next two Formula 1 races, as he expects main rivals Williams to have the edge in Belgium and Italy.
Ferrari’s driver are determined to bounce back with Fernando Alonso revealing that he and Kimi Raikkonen are “constantly making suggestions” to help…
Fernando Alonso has confirmed he and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen are pulling in the same direction in a bid to haul Ferrari back to the front of the Formula One grid, after struggling so far this year.
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Refreshed and revitalised after their summer break, the members of the F1 paddock are raring to go racing once more as they journey to the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Those involved discuss their prospects
Kimi Raikkonen is hoping this year’s Belgian GP will prove to be a high point in his season as it was the last time he raced a Ferrari at Spa…
Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci says the Maranello outfit must be braver and embrace risk in its new era if it is to win titles in Formula 1 again.
Kimi Raikkonen is hoping history repeats itself and that the Belgian Grand Prix marks the start of a Ferrari recovery this season
Refreshed and revitalised after their summer break, the members of the F1 paddock are raring to go racing once more as they journey to the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Those involved discuss their prospects
Refreshed and revitalised after their summer break, the members of the F1 paddock are raring to go racing once more as they journey to the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Those involved discuss their prospects
Ferrari technical director James Allison thinks it vital that Formula 1 teams get sufficient advance warning before the possible introduction of 18-inch wheels in the sport
Axed Ferrari engine boss Luca Marmorini has hit out the Scuderia, revealing he met Marco Mattiacci twice – once to say hi and then to say bye…
Vijay Mallya insists Force India has not given up the fight with Ferrari and Williams in the constructors’ championship despite its recent downturn in form
Ferrari's former chief of engines and electronics, Luca Marmorini has lashed out at the team's chief designer in explaining the reasons for Ferrar'is current lack of performance.
Ferraris Ex-Motorenchef Luca Marmorini meldet sich zu Wort. Der Italiener erklärt, warum der Turbolader viel zu klein geraten ist.
Kimi Räikkönen erwartet von Ferrari in Spa keine Wunderdinge. Der Finne hat bereits die Entwicklung für das nächste Jahr im Blick.
A Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by Jo Schlesser – who was killed on his Formula One debut in 1968 – has been sold at auction for a world record £22.8 million ($38.1 million)
Kimi Raikkonen is not expecting a drastic turnaround in his fortunes in Belgium despite going into the summer break on the back of his most successful result of the season in Hungary
Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has hit out at suggestions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will leave the team at the end of the season.
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will not leave Ferrari at the end of 2014, according to team president Luca Di Montezemolo.
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will not leave Ferrari at the end of 2014, according to team president Luca Di Montezemolo.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has played down suggestions of any driver changes at the Maranello team for 2015. Fernando Alonso is rumoured to be exploring other options as he searches for a competitive package, while inevitably there are question … Continue reading →
Jules Bianchi’s F1 form hints at better things, but the Frenchman is not expecting Ferrari to coming knocking for next season.
Massa: “Ora l’obiettivo è battere la Ferrari” Il brasiliano: “Abbiamo buone possibilità di riprenderci il terzo posto nei costruttori”. Ora arrivano due gare favorevoli.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is convinced that the team have made significant strides over the first half of their 2014 Formula One campaign, even if results are “not always visible”. While Ferrari have failed to win once over the opening 11 races for the first time since 2009, Di Montezemolo says changes are already being made in order for the team to rediscover front-running form
Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has rubbished rumours that Fernando Alonso wants $50 million a year or he will walk away from Ferrari…
Alonso: “Correre in Ferrari dà più emozione di tutte” Prosegue sul sito della Ferrari la foto-storia del pilota spagnolo: ”
Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists his team can pull off a “360 degree” turnaround and compete at the front of the grid…
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed speculation that Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen might leave the team at the end of the season
Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says the car needs to be improved at 360 degrees to be competitive
Weil in der Formel 1 heute alles politisch korrekt sein muss, zeigen sich die Grid Girls längst nicht mehr so freizügig wie früher. Wir zeigen Ihnen noch einmal, wie es in der guten alten Zeit zuging.
Andretti: “Alonsosta tenendo viva la Ferrari” L’ex iridato: “Raikkonen deve darsi da fare. Vettel si adegui alle nuovre regole, Rosberg merita il Mondiale ma io parteggio un po’ per Hamilton. Ricciardo Favoloso
Mario Andretti believes Fernando Alonso is “keeping Ferrari alive” this season while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen has “work to do”
Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed speculation that he could quit his post as Ferrari president…
Fernando Alonso says working with Kimi Raikkonen is not that different to working with any of his other team-mates over the years
Kimi Raikkonen says the current Ferrari car is “not a disaster” and will provide a good base to work from for the rest of the season and 2015.
Mercedes does not believe engines have become the dominant factor in Formula 1 car performance this season, despite the advantage it has enjoyed over Ferrari and Renault
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