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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix

2015 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Round: 11

Date: 23 August 2015

Circuit: Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps

First Grand Prix: 1950

Type: Purpose Built, Free flowing with varying topography

Length: 7. 004km

Laps: 44

Lap Record: Sebastien Vettel, RBR, 2009 – 1:47. 263

Tyres: Soft (Yellow) Hard (White)

DRS: Two. Main traight. Kemmel Straight

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Hungarian Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2015

Round: 10

Date: 26 July 2015

Circuit Name: Hungaroring

First Grand Prix: 1986

Type: Permanent, purpose – built race track

Length: 4.381 km

Laps: 70

Lap Record: 1:19.071, Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004.

Tyres: Soft (Yellow) and Medium (White)

DRS: Two (Pit Straight and between turns 2-3)

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F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix

Qualifying

The cards reshuffled… Well. Slightly. Lewis Hamilton took a slightly less than convincing pole position on Saturday. Though he scored his third straight pole in Britain, Lewis could only claim this one by a mere tenth of a second from Nico Rosberg.

Over half a second down the road and filling the second row were both Williams cars, creating an almost-fairy tale effort for the racing veterans. Shortly after them came both Ferrari’s, this time in a particular order with Raikkonen leading the red front.

Red Bull slotted in with Kvyat being the shining star for the Milton Keynes bunch. He lead junior team driver Carlos Sainz to seventh.

Nico Hulkenberg claimed ninth in his “B-Spec” car. Following him came the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

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F1 Weekly Wrap [Week 21]

Week 21

22 June – 28 June

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Formula 1, Canadian Grand Prix preview

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Canadian Grand Prix Preview: Round 7

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015

Round 7

Date: 7th June 2015

Circuit name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

First Grand Prix: 1978

Type: Purpose-built permeant race trace. Medium and fast corners. Hard on brakes and tyres.

Circuit Length: 4.361 km

Laps: 70

Lap Record: 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2002)

Tyre Allocation:  Soft (Yellow) and Supersoft (Red)

DRS Zones: Two – Main straight and final straight.

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Pole Sitter: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.874

Winner: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Renault

Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, Williams Mercedes, 1:18.504 on lap 58

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F1 Grand Prix Review: Spain, Round 5

Qualifying

Weather was stable in Barcelona on Saturday, and the usual results followed. The Mercedes duo topped the timesheets to put in a one-two, filling out the first row of the grid, this time with Nico Rosberg in front of his double World Champion teammate. The German who was yet to win a race in 2015 confessed that Bahrain was still on his mind and he was keen to make a mends to his ill performance.

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Spain

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2015 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2015

ROUND 5

Date: 10th May

Circuit name: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

First Grand Prix: 1991

Type: Permanent purpose-built race track. Variety of fast, medium and slow corners.

Circuit length: 4.655km

Laps: 66

Lap Record: 1: 21: 670 (Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008; 2008)

Tyre Allocation: Medium (white rimmed) and hard (dusty orange rimmed)

DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points (Pit Straight and between Turns Nine and 10).

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F1 Grand Prix Review: Bahrain, Round 4

F1 Grand Prix Review: Bahrain, Round 4

Qualifying

As the dessert sun sunk lazily behind the dusty horizon, the F1 paddock came to life. As the first engines revved up, we were on the brink of qualifying in the Middle East. Ferrari was the big talking point this weekend where Vettel aimed to get his first pole position for the red team, which would have been the Scuderia’s first in 52 races. Slightly further down the grid, Latin Pastor Maldonado was keen to get his Lotus upfront. Strangely, out of his 80 races thus far in his Formula One career, he has only finished in the points on eight occasions.

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Grand Prix Preview: The Chinese Grand Prix

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THE 2015 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX

ROUND 3

Date: 12 April 2015

Name of Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 2004

Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Notably long straight. Combination of sharp but quick turns with some slower corners. Medium downforce required.

Circuit Length: 5.451 km

Race Distance: 305.066 km

Laps: 56

Lap Record: 1:32.239 – Michael Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004

Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow Wall) and Hard (White Wall)

DRS Zones: 2. One on the long back straight, the other on the pit straight. Each has their own detection point.

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Grand Prix in Preview: The Malaysian Grand Prix

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THE 2015 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

ROUND 2

Date: 29 March 2015

Name of Circuit: Sepang International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 1999

Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Generally a free flowing, well-chambered layout.

Circuit Length: 5.543 km

Race Distance: 310.408 km

Laps: 56

Lap Record: 1:34.223 – Juan Pablo Montoya (2004) / Williams BMW

Tyre Allocation: Hard (orange rimmed tyre walls) and Medium (white rimmed tyre walls).

DRS Zones: Two, with two separate detection points (Pit straight & between Turn 14 and 15)

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