Mixed response to Spa changes

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40039 --- The Formula 1 drivers believe the changes to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit should create more overtaking in this year's Belgian Grand Prix, but many are concerned about the lack of space in the new pit lane entry. The famous track was missed off the 2006 calendar while a substantial revamp was carried out, particularly in the pit and paddock. The Bus Stop chicane was also completely reprofiled, and the La Source hairpin...Read Full Story

Spa day three - Raikkonen tops final day for Ferrari

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6459.html --- Kimi Raikkonen kept Ferrari on the top spot during the third and final day of testing at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Thursday. Raikkonen clocked a quickest lap of 1m 47.042s around the Belgian circuit, finishing over two-tenths faster than the second-placed BMW Sauber of Robert Kubica. Despite an overcast start, the conditions were generally dry and Raikkonen was able to complete a total of 69 laps. The Finn spent...Read Full Story

Massa leads day two at Spa

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40025 --- Ferrari's Felipe Massa was quickest on a rain-affected second day of testing at Spa. Although the teams managed some dry weather mileage in the morning, rain began to fall at lunchtime and disrupted the afternoon running. But given the high probability of rain during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, the drivers took advantage of the opportunity to test wet set-ups. Before the rain, Massa lapped in 1m46.698, 0.4s clear of...Read Full Story

Spa day one - Hamilton sets the pace in Belgium

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6451.html --- Lewis Hamilton was the quickest man on track on Tuesday, as this week’s three-day test got underway at the newly-revamped Spa-Francochamps circuit in Belgium. Hamilton clocked a best lap of 1m 46.613s to put McLaren top of the timesheets. The British driver was just over four-tenths of a second quicker than BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica. Hamilton concentrated on conducting aero tests for the forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix...Read Full Story

Testing to resume at Spa-Francorchamps this week

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6444.html --- Less than 48 hours after the British Grand Prix, all 11 teams are expected back on track on Tuesday for the start of a three-day test at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. In line with this year’s testing restrictions, teams will be limited to one car per day, with a mixture of race and test drivers conducting the development work. Most squads will focus on preparations for the next round of the championship, the...Read Full Story