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Spa 24h: Eng/Blomqvist/Krognes win as BMW scores 1-2

The Walkenhorst BMW driven by Philipp Eng, Tom Blomqvist and Christian Krognes came out on top in a tight late-race battle to win the Spa 24 Hours.

Spa 24h: Audi in the lead at 18-hour mark

The factory Sainteloc Audi driven by Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase and Frederic Vervisch led the Spa 24 Hours at three-quarters distance.

Spa 24h: Audi leads BMW after one quarter distance

Audi leads the Spa 24 Hours after six hours, despite its R8 LMS cars receiving a Balance of Performance hit ahead of the race.

Spa F3: Schumacher takes maiden European F3 win

Mick Schumacher emerged from an exciting three-way battle to take his maiden Formula 3 European Championship race victory on a slippery track at Spa.

Spa 24h: Vanthoor grabs pole for WRT Audi

Local driver Dries Vanthoor took pole position for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours for the WRT Audi team. 

Spa F3: Ticktum charges from 10th to win

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Dan Ticktum won a thrilling second race of the Formula 3 European Championship Spa round to propel himself into the points lead.

Spa F3: Daruvala recovers from slow start to win Race 1

Force India Formula 1 protege Jehan Daruvala took the second Formula 3 European Championship win of his career – and his first of the season – in an incident-filled opening race of the Spa round.

Spa F3: Daruvala scores first pole of 2018

Force India protege Jehan Daruvala put his sophomore Formula 3 European Championship season back on the track by taking pole position for the first race of the Spa round.

Insight: How to conquer the Spa 24 Hours

To commemorate the 70th running of the Spa 24 Hours, we spoke to some of the event's winners and nearly-men to discover their best memories of the popular Belgian track.

Patrese joins Honda squad for Spa 24 Hours

Ex-Formula 1 driver Riccardo Patrese will make a return to international motorsport in this month's Spa 24 Hours at the age of 64. 

Brundle replaced by Baumann for Spa 24 Hours

Alex Brundle has been stood down from the R-Motorsport Aston Martin Blancpain GT squad ahead of this month's Spa 24 Hours. 

Barrichello to contest Spa 24 Hours in a Mercedes

Eleven-time Formula 1 race winner Rubens Barrichello will contest next month's Spa 24 Hours with the factory-supported Strakka Mercedes team.

Formula 1 confirms new Belgian GP deal

Formula 1 has confirmed it has sealed a new three-year deal with the Belgian Grand Prix to keep the Spa circuit event on the calendar at least until 2021.

DTM stars headline Audi's Spa 24 Hours line-up

Three DTM drivers will share one of Audi's factory cars for the defence of its Spa 24 Hours crown next month.

Honda NSX GT3 to make European debut at Spa

Honda will make its first appearance in the Blancpain GT Series at this year's Spa 24 Hours with a single-car NSX GT3 effort, taking the manufacturer count to 12.

SMP prepared to modify LMP1 car after airborne crash

SMP Racing has stated it is prepared to modify its BR1 LMP1 car if necessary as it investigates the dramatic airborne crash one of its cars suffered at Spa.

Maldonado's team must "reset" after fraught WEC debut

Ex-Formula 1 racer Pastor Maldonado says his DragonSpeed LMP2 team must "reset" after a troubled FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Spa.

Hankey regrets not taking Lamy chance at Spa

Euan Hankey admits he regrets not taking his chance to pass Aston Martin factory driver Pedro Lamy for GTE Am class victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship Spa opener.

Ferrari cannot "delude itself" with Spa GTE podium

Ferrari driver Davide Rigon says the team cannot “delude itself” with its GTE Pro podium finish in last weekend’s Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener.

Toyota expected privateers to be closer at Spa

Toyota team director Rob Leupen admits he was expecting a stronger challenge from the LMP1 privateers in last weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Rebellion warns LMP1 competition not "attractive"

Leading LMP1 privateer team Rebellion Racing has warned the category will not remain "attractive" unless the non-hybrids are given a performance boost to take on the dominant Toyotas.

Toyota froze Spa WEC battle in Alonso's favour

Toyota has revealed it froze the top two positions in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa in favour of Fernando Alonso's car at the final pitstops.

Tincknell “battered and bruised” after 29G Eau Rouge hit

Ford driver Harry Tincknell escaped injury in a 29G crash at Eau Rouge during Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa, but said the impact left him feeling "battered and bruised".

Gallery: Alonso's Spa WEC win in photos

Recap Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso's debut win in FIA World Endurance Championship's Six Hours of Spa round with our selection of photographs.

Alonso: WEC debut win “fantastic” way to end victory drought

Fernando Alonso says his first race win since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix felt "fantastic", as he shared victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa with Toyota teammates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.

Spa WEC: Toyota takes 1-2, Alonso wins on debut

Toyota secured a one-two finish in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship superseason at Spa, with Fernando Alonso’s car taking a narrow win.

DragonSpeed explains Fittipaldi's leg-breaking Spa crash

Pietro Fittipaldi's leg-breaking accident in qualifying for today's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa was almost certainly caused by power steering issues, his DragonSpeed team believes. 

Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari call for GTE BoP reset

Aston Martin, BMW and Ferrari are lobbying for the GTE Pro Balance of Performance to be reset for the next six-hour round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in August. 

Fittipaldi undergoes surgery after Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi underwent a successful operation on Friday night after his high-speed crash during qualifying for the FIA World Endurance Championship curtain-raiser at Spa.

Privateer LMP1s “cannot dream” of racing Toyota

Drivers from leading privateer LMP1 teams have ruled out taking the fight to Toyota in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Fittipaldi suffers suspected leg fractures in Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi has sustained "suspected fractures to both legs" in a heavy crash in qualifying for the World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, the FIA has confirmed.

Manor LMP1 team withdraws from Spa WEC opener

Ginetta has confirmed the Manor LMP1 team has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa owing to cash flow problems.

Spa WEC: Toyota on pole, Fittipaldi suffers big crash

Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi took pole position for the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa ahead of Toyota teammates Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima. 

Manor silent on lack of timed running at Spa

The Manor LMP1 team has refused to disclose why it has failed to turn a timed lap in free practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa. 

Spa WEC: Rebellion leads Toyota in third practice

Rebellion Racing led the way in third practice for the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa, beating the best of the Toyotas by less than a second.

Spa WEC: Toyota pulls clear of privateer rivals in FP2

Toyota increased its margin over the privateer LMP1 pack in second free practice for the opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.

Spa WEC: Alonso tops first practice for Toyota

Toyota newcomer Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the first practice session of the new FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.

Ten things to watch for in the Spa WEC opener

The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason kicks off this weekend at Spa with a field of 37 cars set to do battle at the legendary Belgian track. Jamie Klein guides you through what to look out for.

Rowland confident Manor will be "right there" at Spa

New Manor LMP1 recruit Oliver Rowland says he’s sure the British squad will be “right there” among the privateers for next week’s FIA World Endurance Championship Spa opener.

Privateer LMP1s dealt double EoT blow for Spa

Non-hybrid LMP1 cars have received a double performance hit for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa next month.

Spa a "learning" race for Rebellion, says Jani

Former FIA World Endurance champion Neel Jani says Rebellion Racing will treat this year’s Spa season opener as a “learning” race despite a “great” Prologue test.

Duval gets Audi blessing for WEC/DTM double

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Loic Duval has been given permission by Audi to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship on the same weekend as the DTM in May. 

Toyota to run low-downforce aero kit for Spa

Toyota will run its TS050 Hybrids in Le Mans 24 Hours aerodynamic configuration at the FIA World Endurance Championship superseason opener at Spa next month. 

WEC reveals 37-car entry list for Spa opener

A total of 37 cars will line up for the opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season in Spa, it has been revealed.

Spa 24 Hours to introduce 'joker' pitstops

The Blancpain GT Series is aiming to open up the Spa 24 Hours to more strategy with the introduction of what are being termed 'joker' pitstops.

Fittipaldi to make WEC LMP1 debut with DragonSpeed

Formula V8 3.5 champion Pietro Fittipaldi will make his World Endurance Championship debut in 2018, racing for DragonSpeed in the LMP1 class.

Spa-Francorchamps ELMS: Graff wins despite late penalty

Graff Racing scored its first win of the 2017 European Le Mans Season at Spa-Francorchamps, despite a late race penalty for the #40 crew of James Allen, Richard Bradley and Gustavo Yacaman.

Michael Schumacher's last F1 title

August 29 was the anniversary of the Belgian Grand Prix of 2004, when Michael Schumacher won the last of his seven Formula 1 world championship titles.

Vandoorne column: Grid drop makes for frustrating home debut

In his latest column, Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at his Belgian Grand Prix debut, which was severely compromised by a raft of engine penalties.

Race strategy report: James Allen’s Belgian GP analysis

Brought to you by UBS, here is James Allen’s strategic analysis of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.

"What the *** is he doing?! ***** you idiot!" The best radio of Belgium

From Esteban Ocon and Kimi Raikkonen's anger to Fernando Alonso's disappointment, the Belgian Grand Prix had a lot of interesting radio conversations between the pit wall and drivers. Here are some of the best of the weekend.

Tech analysis: Red Bull's downforce compromise yields Spa result

Red Bull was always unlikely to be the team to beat in the Belgian GP, but a number of set-up tweaks allowed it make the most of a chance to score a surprise Spa podium.

Leclerc column: Spa result not what we deserved

In his latest column, F2 championship leader Charles Leclerc looks back at a Spa-Francorchamps weekend where he scored one of the series' most dominant wins ever - only to have it taken away.

Palmer was "like a different guy" at Spa - Renault

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer was “like a different guy” during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, reckons the team’s trackside operations director Alan Permane.

Massa column: Excessive Belgian GP penalty left a bitter taste

In his latest column, Williams driver Felipe Massa says his eighth place in the Belgian Grand Prix felt like a win - but admits the penalty for ignoring yellow flags soured his weekend.

Villeneuve slams Perez for "dirty" move on Ocon

Former Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Sergio Perez for the "ridiculous" move that led to the Mexican's collision with teammate Esteban Ocon in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: I'd prefer engines to blow up than shut down

Max Verstappen says he would rather his engines were blowing up than shutting down, after revealing his failed Renault fired up in the garage after the Belgian Grand Prix.

Top statistics from the Belgian GP brings all important statistics and figures from the Belgian GP, where Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time pole record.

Analysis: How a lucky mistake helped Hamilton beat Vettel

What seemed to be a poorly-timed safety car, followed by the wrong engine mode at the restart, could have easily de-railed Lewis Hamilton in what was a tense, tight Belgian GP.

Force India threatens Ocon, Perez with race ban

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon have been threatened with race bans by their Force India team if they collide again.