When the /DRIVE crew came to Europe to film their Germany/Spa special for NBC Sports, I met up with them at the Belgian racetrack to check out what happens at one of their shoots.
The many drivers who cut the corner at Raidillon this morning during the Belgian Grand Prix raised more than a few eyebrows this morning. It took turn 4 from being a corner to, well, much less of a corner. Not going around the curbing seemed to be a fast line. Was F1 ignoring its own rule here?
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
This weekend, NBCSN’s Steve Matchett and Leigh Diffey plan to cover the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, then fly over to Pennsylvania to cover IndyCar at Pocono Raceway. How, exactly? We picked Diffey’s brain on how the television sausage is made to find out.
Your fancy-schmancy Caterham, TVR or even Miata won't do you any good when the heavens open up and the clouds take a big wet dump all over your race track. You need something with more traction. An engine over the drive wheels, perhaps. You need a front-wheel-drive hatch.
I hate to break it to you, Spa-Francorchamps, but if anyone should be mad about the car named after any piece of their racetrack, it's Sebring. Not you. You get the totally insane GT-R-engined Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. Embrace it.
This weekend's grand prix at Spa will be Schumacher's 300th race. How did reigning double world champion, fellow German, and crazy driver Sebastian Vettel commemorate the occasion? By riffing on Jalopnik, of course.
A Formula 2 driver is racing in Belgium, going 150 miles per hour when he sees a massive jam suddenly emerge out of the mists. In what could be the save of the year, he dodges the other cars and what would be a catastrophic accident.
The BMW M3 CSL doesn't do drift days; it lets its tail hang out whenever and wherever it pleases. Last August, a CSL opted to go slightly sideways of the racing line at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Spa-Francorchamps is probably the best racetrack in the world and Eau Rouge is its most famous corner. It’s a wild, violent downhill-left-uphill-right ride and English racing driver Andy Dickens of Spawny Whippet Motorsport is here to tell us how to take it flat out in an open-wheel race car:
The 2011 Belgian Grand Prix was somewhat special for Formula One’s old man from Germany. It was here, 20 years before, that Eddie Jordan gave the young Mercedes–Benz sportscar driver his first chance in F1.
We’re back! After a four-week summer break, Formula One has returned to Spa-Francorchamps. And it was overtake city, crazy qualifying and terribly gorgeous drives. Warning: spoilers.
To whet your appetite for this coming weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, here’s a gallery of photos our man in Warsaw, Adrian Lepa, has sent us from a recent trip to Spa-Francorchamps. There are Ferrari 458 Challenge race cars, International Superstars Series cars and some brake-happy Formula Abarth action.
This is Bruno Senna driving Spa Francorchamps. Bruno Senna apparently can't afford a GoPro or Flip Camera so he's using his PHONE CAMERA during this demo. He'd like you to know he's not driving "flat-out" and is very insistent you "Don't use your phone and drive!" Hah. Ok. Whatever you say, Bruno.
A 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in the late autumn contested entirely by Citroën 2CV’s is crazy and wonderful enough. But to show up at said race with a yellow 2CV truck to instantly steal the show? That’s just wonderful, period.
A tunnel running underneath Spa-Francorchamps collapsed yesterday during a Subaru club track day. No one was injured, but major repairs are necessary ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix in August.