Friday, 12 October 2018. We've had so many problems this weekend and I don't think there were any surprises in qualifying. #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK Ford GT (Priaulx/Tincknell/Kanaan) 2:12.947 - GTE-Pro2. Three elimination spots here as Bottas and Hulkenberg won't come out as they start back of the grid. But, as we all know, some drivers keep back pace for when it counts. #29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217 Gibson (Van Eerd/Van der Garde/Lammers) + 10.919s14. The Finn is already due to start at the back of the grid having taken a new engine ahead of the weekend. All eyes on likes of Gasly, Leclerc and Grosjean as a number of drivers aim to make it to Q3 and be the 'Best of the Rest'.... SAI "I had no grip, it's incredible. END OF (an incredible) QUALIFYING TOP 10HAMVETOCO PERGRORAIVERRICMAGBOT#BelgianGP #F1 #61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE (Mok/Sawa/Griffin) + 6.683s, Contact Crash.Net Privacy Policy Get Crash RSS Newsfeeds About Crash.Net. Esteban Ocon was third for Force India - a brilliant performance by him and the team that has come back from administration under new owner Lawrence Stroll. #98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage (Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda) + 3.412s13. Chadwick Boseman, who has died aged 43 from cancer, became a star after playing the titular role in the 2018 film Black Panther. As we bid farewell to Formula 1 for four weeks after Lewis Hamilton's victory in Budapest, racing is back as drivers take to the track in Belgium this afternoon. #70 MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE (Ishikawa/Beretta/Cheever) + 5.565s18. Results-> 2018-> Spa Francorchamps. Vettel is marginally quicker in the first sector but all eyes are on the Finn now. #10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR1 Gibson (Hedman/Hanley/Fittipaldi) no average time16. The race was won by the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid #28 TDS Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Perrodo/Vaxiviere/Duval) + 10.120s13. Mercedes chief Toto Wolff provided a brief update during a pre-qualifying interview which is encouraging. It no doubt is. 2018 TCR Europe Spa, 11 Jens Reno Moller. Serious questions in the paddock as to how McLaren finished last with Vandoorne and his team-mate Alonso also eliminated in Q1. #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (Pier Guidi/Calado) + 1.438s7. #88 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (Al Qubaisi/Roda/Cairoli) + 3.821s16. Championship rival Sebastian Vettel will start alongside him. Charles Leclerc produced an almost perfect lap in the shoot-out for the top ten grid places, to set the fourth fastest time to start on the second row of the grid, equalling his best performance from three other races, Great Britain, Eifel and Portugal. #6 CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome (Rowland/Brundle/Turvey) no time, 1. Perhaps full wets would have been better than the inters? No rain as of yet to really mix it up and cause some havoc. Full results from qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round seven of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Everyone looks sharp and refreshed from the cockpit to the engineers to the fans in the grandstand. Rain could be about to spice things up #BelgianGP #F1 26th August 2018, 11:02. Published: 08:00 EST, 25 August 2018 | Updated: 09:31 EST, 26 August 2018. #95 Aston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage AMR (Sørensen/Thiim/Turner) + 3.057s11. On whether he deserves a new contract, he said: 'I think I've proven in the past I can win championships, I've been closer to Fernando than ever. The Finn is serenely navigating this track and, as of yet, he is avoiding errors that have cost him in previous qualifying sessions. Currently sat P11 but he's back in the garage and hoping those below him do not suddenly find some pace. The race was the thirteenth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 74th running of the Belgian Grand Prix and the 61st time the race was held at Spa-Francorchamps and 51st time as a round of the World Championship. Nine of which can get pole. His championship challenger Sebastian Vettel takes second while Force India's Esteban Ocon does superb to finish third. Not the modern BBC. The pace simply is not there but they still have time to register another time if they feel they can save themselves. Weather report suggests no rain is imminent but it cannot be categorically ruled out for Q3. Editor. Belgian Grand Prix – Here are the results from the qualifying hour ahead of round 13 of the 2018 Formula 1 championship from Spa-Francorchamps. Lewis Hamilton spoke like a man with one opponent left standing: himself. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. #54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE (Flohr/Castellacci/Fisichella) + 5.970s19. d) other as determined by the SPA Executive. FP3 CLASSIFICATION: @ScuderiaFerrari have been fastest in all three practice sessions #BelgianGP #F1 WEC Qualifying: Alonso Inherits Pole at Spa, Ford Nabs GTE-Pro Front Row The 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship 'Super Season' starts with this weekend's Six Hours of Spa. 2018 Election Results. Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, offering Ferrari further encouragement after teammate Sebastian Vettel was quickest earlier Friday. #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Rusinov/Vergne/Pizzitola) + 7.846s9. No one is getting close to that Raikkonen time as of yet. Toro Rosso and Sauber are struggling here and a combination of the two look set for an elimination. A Ferrari lock-out on the front row unless Hamilton can find something special. | Written by Keith Collantine. We just need to give him time.'. 'He's recovering well,' Wolff told SkySportsF1. Lewis Hamilton posts a 1:43:543 to go quickest but he is quickly replaced by Kimi Raikkonen in the new Ferrari engine. Max Verstappen wasn't too annoyed after missing out on the front row of the grid in Spa, and says P3 will give him "a lot of opportunities for the race." Renault gambling that Nico Hulkenberg will be safe. I'll be back tomorrow for the race so I hope you can join me! #31 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Gonzalez/Maldonado/Berthon) + 8.837s12. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Rachel’s connections and jobs at similar companies. #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 Gibson (Lapierre/Negrao/Thiriet) + 7.822s - LMP28. Big qualifying session to come. There is not much more I can do. Special Protection Areas (SPAs) Guidance ... conversely, areas which despite being within 20km of a goose SPA have no connectivity with the qualifying interests. Daniel Ricciardo third in his Red Bull so far. Slicks are tricky now. Verstappen usually revels in the rain and he's flying round the track. #91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Lietz/Bruni) + 0.087s4. Game on. To download high resolution images, click on the logo that is located in the lower right corner of each picture . Both Toro Rosso's are out and Hartley has called for an immediate check on his car having spun out with a major lack of rear grip. Stunning. Jun 28 - Jul 1 2018. Hamilton ends up on the grass! This is a nightmare as we see mass entry into the pit lane. No messing about from the Italian team so far. It's all happening now as the rain subsides somewhat. Play it now. 'Tackle of the century! Full results from qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round one of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Go to parent category . 25 August, 2018. #82 BMW Team MTEK BMW M8 GTE (Blomqvist/Felix da Costa) + 1.070s6. ELIMINATED FROM Q2: Pierre Gasly, Brendan Hartley, Charles Leclerc, Marcus Ericsson and Nico Hulkenberg. Raikkonen back in the garage which suggests his session is done. 10 drivers out there. FORMULA 1 2018 JOHNNIE WALKER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING 24 26 Aug 2018 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps ': Gary Neville hails Man United's unlikely hero... Roy Keane claims he could see the 'relief' in Daniel James' celebration against Leeds after Manchester... Jurgen Klopp quips 'getting this in Manchester is even sweeter' as Liverpool boss is named Coach of the Year... Bayern Munich will get the best out of Leroy Sane even if they have to 'kick his butt', insists chief... 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Here's all the need-to-know info on the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix. #4 ByKolles Racing Team ENSO CLM P1/01 Nismo (Webb/Kraihamer/Dillmann) + 4.114s7. No comments: Post a comment. Qualifying 1 is under way here at Spa… Disappointment for Charles Leclerc who leaves himself in danger along with Brendan Hartley and Marcus Ericsson. #5 CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome (Robertson/Stoneman/Roussel) no time18. #3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13 Gibson (Beche/Laurent/Menezes) + 2.409s5. The Finn posts a 1:42:585. Grip is lost right now for most of the drivers. 2018 Spa Qualifying . Most poles at Spa (4) - Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton. Raikkonen was .168 ahead of Hamilton and nearly a half second clear of the British driver's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas. Verstappen will be first to set a time it seems as he posts a 2:02:849 which is the provisional pole with five minutes to go. #50 Larbre Competition Ligier JSP217 Gibson (Creed/Ricci/Canal) + 11.156s15. Ask Crouchie! No sign on track of Valtteri Bottas - who has made it out of Q1 in the last 66 attempts - knows he will start back of the grid and may opt not to come out. #1 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13 Gibson (Jani/Lotterer/Senna) + 1.842s4. Encouraged by the success of the Blancpain Endurance Series, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and the SRO Motorsports Group decide at the end of 2013 to extend their partnership to the Sprint series, previously promoted as the FIA GT Series, offering teams and drivers the opportunity to compete for an overall Blancpain GT Series title, linking sprint and endurance. The latest news, photos and video features from the trusted Sportscar365 web staff. Not promising for Red Bull as they finish P7 AND P8 but that is outstanding from Hamilton. #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (Ried/Andlauer/Campbell) + 3.410s - GTE-Am12. 'Scottynaldinho! Bottas is jockeying for position but he's slid off the track! #71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (Rigon/Bird) + 2.157s8. The comments below have not been moderated. Bottas' streak continues as he finishes second fastest as it's another qualifying to forget for Williams and McLaren. Spa Thursday Qualifying Highlights. – Listen to Michelin Le Mans Cup 2018: Spa qualifying by instantly on your tablet, phone or browser - no downloads needed. Both Ferrari drivers out on soft tyres - as is Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - while everyone else runs on super-softs. The Pit Stop: Should Mercedes replace Bottas with Russell for F1 2021? Grave concerns now for the Williams and McLaren pairs as we suggested earlier. Kathryn has managed University Spa Degree programmes, Further Education Curriculum departments, has been an online Spa Management Degree tutor and advises on the creation of Spa HE Degree programmes. Will we see history made on track at Spa this afternoon? #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Jaafar/Tan/Jeffri) + 8.440s11. Raikkonen is still fastest followed by Hamilton, Vettel and Verstappen. Part... Marcus Rashford honoured for his efforts to end child food poverty with a 'Panel Special Award' during BBC's... Belgian Grand Prix, LIVE - Latest F1 updates as Hamilton looks to repeat win. Triple world champion Niki Lauda endured a six-hour lung transplant recently and the F1 community are keen for any update on the legend's health. The world champion, who moments earlier had slipped off the track at Turn One as rain fell in the final 15 minutes of qualifying, was surefooted in the crucial final lap. The 2019 Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium on 2–4 May 2019.Spa-Francorchamps served as the seventh race of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship, and was the eighth running of the event as part of the championship. Qualifying Results – 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:58.179 Just over 10 minutes left in Q1 as some drivers get their instructions during their out lap. When the two Ferraris and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes were separated by 0.137s after the final practice session this morning at Spa-Francorchamps, everyone expected qualifying to be a gripper. Video: Will Lewis Hamilton really quit Mercedes and walk away from F1? Full results from qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round one of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season.FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Qualifying Results(bold Then Vettel goes fastest with a 2:02:446. 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Bizarre but having been beaten by Vettel it looks like he's ran out of fuel for any more laps. Bottas is out to do one lap it seems. Not the modern BBC. It was what we expected and next week in Monza will be tough. 8. … 'I didn't make the decision because in Q3 or Q1. Both Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin have set times and are slowest with 1:45:593 and 1:45:850 considerably slower than their rivals. The inters have found some grip and Hamilton goes third fastest temporarily before Ricciardo returns to that position. Meanwhile, Leclerc goes fifth fastest on the super-softs in the Sauber. Interestingly, Bottas is now out on track despite no benefit to him in terms of track position. 25th August 2018, 15:37. The 2018 Belgian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 2018 Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 26 August 2018 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Total Pageviews. #56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR (Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti) + 3.690s14. Difficult to tell yet who is in trouble but Ferrari look quick which should come as no surprise. #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Tung/Aubry/Richelmi) + 8.241s10. Hamilton can make history in qualifying if he takes pole but with a 24-point lead in the Championship standings, he will know Ferrari are hot on his tail to close the gap. Followers. But then we will arrive with better performances in likes of Singapore and Austin. As Formula One reconvenes in the Ardennes hills after the summer recess, he holds a 24-point lead over Sebastian Vettel, meaning that the pressure should be weighing on the German to narrow the gap. Welcome to a Formula 1 legend: the Spa-Francorchamps. 2018 Qualifying quotes from Spa-Francorchamps Jean-Karl Vernay (1 st): “P1 was the target and we were able to do it; it’s great to start from pole as it will help for sure in today’s race. There is a third and final practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying, where Vettel needs a strong performance to put pressure on Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. NEW TRACK RECORD Kimi clocks a 1:41.627s(Previous best: 1:42.553s HAM, 2017) #BelgianGP #F1 Posted by 711. Force India stay out and gamble as Mercedes and Ferrari opt for intermediates. Nightmare for the Renault but a surging run from Marcus Ericsson saved him from elimination right at the end. Daniel Ricciardo can't slow down and goes straight over the chicane. 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Mayor; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Councillors; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - HWDSB Trustees; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - HWCDSB Trustees; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Conseil Scolaire Viamonde Trustee; Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud Trustee; 2018 Candidate Financial Statements Two chances to get it probably. Couple of minutes to put the pressure on Ferrari before Q2 concludes. FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Qualifying Results, 1. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fourth quickest ahead of Vettel in mild but overcast afternoon conditions. Rachel has 9 jobs listed on their profile. Encouraged by the success of the Blancpain Endurance Series, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and the SRO Motorsports Group decide at the end of 2013 to extend their partnership to the Sprint series, previously promoted as the FIA GT Series, offering teams and drivers the opportunity to compete for an overall Blancpain GT Series title, linking sprint and endurance. UPDATE: @ValtteriBottas has been issued a reprimand following the incident involving Vandoorne in #FP3. #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid (Alonso/Buemi/Nakajima) + 0.379s3. The Pit Stop: Who gets the Red Bull F1 seat for 2021? Lewis Hamilton thrives on the heat of the battle as F1... Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen set the pace for Ferrari... Ferrari pay tribute to victims of Genoa bridge collapse as... Lewis Hamilton leading prayers for Niki Lauda as triple... 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Hovering just under 15 degrees Celsius, it is far from the warmest European leg on the calendar but the track is about 10c warmer right now. 2018 TCR Europe Spa, 35 Munkong Sathienthirakul. ... July 26, 2018. Belgian Grand Prix qualifying, F1 2018 RESULT: Lewis Hamilton makes history with fifth career pole position at Spa-Francorchamps. Lewis Hamilton took pole position after a rain shower hit Spa-Francorchamps in the latter stages of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. But straight away Raikkonen goes quicker with a 2:02:671! Racing Point, McLaren, Renault or Ferrari - who will win F1’s fight for P3? Lewis Hamilton strengthened his grip on … #81 BMW Team MTEK BMW M8 GTE (Tomczyk/Catsburg) + 2.195s10. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Come rain or shine Kimi is in the mood in the Ferrari today. #11 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 AER (Aleshin/Petrov) + 3.664s6. View Rachel Craig’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. For context, he's blown away the previous track record by Hamilton. Stay tuned right here as qualifying in Spa gets underway at 2pm BST. #17 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 AER (Sarrazin/Orudzhev/Isaakyan) no average time17. The four-week wait for a race weekend is almost over... A warning for Valtteri Bottas after an issue with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne between Turns 4 and 5, according to the stewards.