F1: Silver Storm; Hamilton Leads Another Mercedes Lockout in Belgium Grand Prix Qualifying

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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official series release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Formula One Shell Belgian Grand Prix from the pole, after beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by almost half a second in Saturday qualifying. It was Hamilton’s sixth consecutive pole, and his 10th of the season. “I’m really happy with the performance of the team and the …

F1: Ricciardo Scores Thrilling Third Win of 2014 at Spa; Rosberg Extends Championship Lead After Contact with Hamilton

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official release — Steve Etherington photo — Daniel Ricciardo clinched his and Red Bull’s third victory of 2014 in the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, while Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg survived early contact with teammate Lewis Hamilton to take second and extend his championship lead to 29 points. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas passed Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen …

F1: Rosberg Claims Rain-Soaked Pole for Belgian Grand Prix

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official release — Mercedes photo — Nico Rosberg made the fewest mistakes in a wet qualifying session Saturday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, taking the pole for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. It is Rosberg’s seventh pole of the year and his first at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. On a wet but drying track Hamilton …

F1: Mercedes Duo Paces Spa Practice Sessions; Hamilton on Top of Time Charts

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official release — Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe photo — The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg reasserted their dominance over the Formula One World Championship field during practice Friday for the Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton recorded the fastest time of the day during the second practice, topping out at 1:49.189 on Pirelli’s soft compound tire. Championship …

F1: Chilton Back in as Marussia Driver for Spa

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official report — Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe photo — Marussia officials have opted to reinstate Max Chilton for this weekend’s race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, just a day after announcing the Briton would be replaced by reserve driver Alexander Rossi due to “contractual issues.” American Rossi will still participated in FP1 for the team Friday, but has since …

F1: American Alexander Rossi to Make F1 Debut at Spa for Marussia

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BANBURY, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom — official release — American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One race debut for Marussia this weekend as the Formula One World Championship heads to Belgium’s Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Rossi, 22, will replace Max Chilton, who will sit out the Belgian Grand Prix while the two sides resolve contractual issues. Rossi only joined Marussia as test …