Chadwick Boseman, who has died aged 43 from cancer, became a star after playing the titular role in the 2018 film Black Panther. FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Qualifying Results, 1. Interestingly, Bottas is now out on track despite no benefit to him in terms of track position. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (Ried/Andlauer/Campbell) + 3.410s - GTE-Am12. Decent start from Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly too. Serious questions in the paddock as to how McLaren finished last with Vandoorne and his team-mate Alonso also eliminated in Q1. Spa Francorchamps. It's because I had a fantastic 17 years in F1 winning two championships but now I have other targets in my life.'. ... July 26, 2018. No comments: Post a comment. #92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Christensen/Estre) + 0.405s5. Qualifying Results – 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:58.179 The inters have found some grip and Hamilton goes third fastest temporarily before Ricciardo returns to that position. Qualifying 1 is under way here at Spa… Vandoorne: 'I think the general performance explains everything. All comes down to tyre selection before the weather changes. This car is all over the place. When the two Ferraris and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes were separated by 0.137s after the final practice session this morning at Spa-Francorchamps, everyone expected qualifying to be a gripper. There is a third and final practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying, where Vettel needs a strong performance to put pressure on Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Championship rival Sebastian Vettel will start alongside him. Game on. Published: 08:00 EST, 25 August 2018 | Updated: 09:31 EST, 26 August 2018. Grave concerns now for the Williams and McLaren pairs as we suggested earlier. No one is getting close to that Raikkonen time as of yet. Now told a 90 per cent chance of rain which would see teams turn to intermediate tyres but cross that bridge if it comes to it. Lewis Hamilton strengthened his grip on … Daniel Ricciardo third in his Red Bull so far. #6 CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome (Rowland/Brundle/Turvey) no time, 1. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fourth quickest ahead of Vettel in mild but overcast afternoon conditions. The 2019 Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium on 2–4 May 2019.Spa-Francorchamps served as the seventh race of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship, and was the eighth running of the event as part of the championship. Nightmare and with two minutes to go he will likely get one more flying lap. Having taken the new engine he could be holding his cards close to his chest. 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Raikkonen was .168 ahead of Hamilton and nearly a half second clear of the British driver's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas. It's in Lewis Hamilton's hands as he currently has four pole positions in Belgium. #70 MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE (Ishikawa/Beretta/Cheever) + 5.565s18. No sign on track of Valtteri Bottas - who has made it out of Q1 in the last 66 attempts - knows he will start back of the grid and may opt not to come out. Lewis Hamilton spoke like a man with one opponent left standing: himself. There is a Peugeot right behind me and we know that the Peugeot always starts well so we’ll see how it goes at Turn 1. Belgian Grand Prix qualifying, F1 2018 RESULT: Lewis Hamilton makes history with fifth career pole position at Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton can make history in qualifying if he takes pole but with a 24-point lead in the Championship standings, he will know Ferrari are hot on his tail to close the gap. Max Verstappen wasn't too annoyed after missing out on the front row of the grid in Spa, and says P3 will give him "a lot of opportunities for the race." Hamilton is back in the garage and will finish lower than Bottas in Q1 as he looks to preserve his pace for sessions Q2 and Q3. He's one to watch here as he aims for another spot in Q3. #56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR (Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti) + 3.690s14. Bottas is jockeying for position but he's slid off the track! Not totally clear why he is out, maybe he is assessing something on the car but either way the Finn is out. Lewis Hamilton posts a 1:43:543 to go quickest but he is quickly replaced by Kimi Raikkonen in the new Ferrari engine. It's all happening now as the rain subsides somewhat. Sergio Perez - one of the Force India drivers - almost goes off and the plan is to bring both in. Come rain or shine Kimi is in the mood in the Ferrari today. Ask Crouchie! #31 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Gonzalez/Maldonado/Berthon) + 8.837s12. The comments below have not been moderated. Force India stay out and gamble as Mercedes and Ferrari opt for intermediates. All eyes on likes of Gasly, Leclerc and Grosjean as a number of drivers aim to make it to Q3 and be the 'Best of the Rest'.... SAI "I had no grip, it's incredible. 26th August 2018, 11:02. A Ferrari lock-out on the front row unless Hamilton can find something special. As we bid farewell to Formula 1 for four weeks after Lewis Hamilton's victory in Budapest, racing is back as drivers take to the track in Belgium this afternoon. 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': Fans hail PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe's INCREDIBLE last-ditch challenge on Lille's Burak Yilmaz... despite pulling his hamstring as he chased after FOUR Lille stars in on goal! 'I didn't make the decision because in Q3 or Q1. 10 drivers out there. – Listen to Michelin Le Mans Cup 2018: Spa qualifying by instantly on your tablet, phone or browser - no downloads needed. #71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (Rigon/Bird) + 2.157s8. Play it now. I'll be back tomorrow for the race so I hope you can join me! #98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage (Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda) + 3.412s13. To download high resolution images, click on the logo that is located in the lower right corner of each picture . WEC Qualifying: Alonso Inherits Pole at Spa, Ford Nabs GTE-Pro Front Row The 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship 'Super Season' starts with this weekend's Six Hours of Spa. 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Mayor; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Councillors; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - HWDSB Trustees; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - HWCDSB Trustees; 2018 Poll by Poll Results - Conseil Scolaire Viamonde Trustee; Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud Trustee; 2018 Candidate Financial Statements 'Tackle of the century! Bikers Classics 2018. Rachel has 9 jobs listed on their profile. Nine of which can get pole. Tyres are the big issue now as supporters huddle together under umbrellas. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. May 5, 2018 : Series : WEC : Event : Spa-Francorchamps (2018) Sub-event : Friday qualifying : Location : Spa-Francorchamps : Drivers : Pietro Fittipaldi ': Man United's two-goal hero McTominay gets a new nickname from Bruno Fernandes after... Jake Paul reveals he has sent Conor McGregor's team proof of funds for $50m fight offer as outspoken YouTube... Sam Allardyce threatens to STRIP Jake Livermore of the West Brom captaincy after furiously condemning his... 'Tackle of the century! Hankook 12H SPA 2018 - Qualifying. The race was won by the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid Charles Leclerc produced an almost perfect lap in the shoot-out for the top ten grid places, to set the fourth fastest time to start on the second row of the grid, equalling his best performance from three other races, Great Britain, Eifel and Portugal. Esteban Ocon was third for Force India - a brilliant performance by him and the team that has come back from administration under new owner Lawrence Stroll. #11 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 AER (Aleshin/Petrov) + 3.664s6. But then we will arrive with better performances in likes of Singapore and Austin. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Video: Will Lewis Hamilton really quit Mercedes and walk away from F1? Lewis Hamilton took pole position after a rain shower hit Spa-Francorchamps in the latter stages of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Tung/Aubry/Richelmi) + 8.241s10. Three elimination spots here as Bottas and Hulkenberg won't come out as they start back of the grid. Racing Point, McLaren, Renault or Ferrari - who will win F1’s fight for P3? View Rachel Craig’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. 2018 Spa Qualifying . The Finn is serenely navigating this track and, as of yet, he is avoiding errors that have cost him in previous qualifying sessions. Stunning. #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 Gibson (Lapierre/Negrao/Thiriet) + 7.822s - LMP28. As the rain that’s been threatening all weekend finally arrived at Spa-Francorchamps, Lewis Hamilton mastered the difficult conditions to take pole for Mercedes ahead of his main title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, while Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez completed a dream day for the new-look Force India by locking out the second row of the grid. The race was the thirteenth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 74th running of the Belgian Grand Prix and the 61st time the race was held at Spa-Francorchamps and 51st time as a round of the World Championship. d) other as determined by the SPA Executive. #4 ByKolles Racing Team ENSO CLM P1/01 Nismo (Webb/Kraihamer/Dillmann) + 4.114s7. Lots of fans have made the short trip from Holland to lend their support to Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen while Ferrari also have a strong following. Drivers not rushing out of the garages with 18 minutes available in Q1. 'He's recovering well,' Wolff told SkySportsF1. The pace simply is not there but they still have time to register another time if they feel they can save themselves. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Rachel’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Welcome to a Formula 1 legend: the Spa-Francorchamps. We've had so many problems this weekend and I don't think there were any surprises in qualifying. Ask Crouchie! Our columnist answers YOUR questions on 'furious' Sadio Mane and Mo Salah's rivalry, why Mesut Ozil ISN'T Arsenal's answer, Dele Alli's D-Day... and his Christmas tracksuit mix-ups! Only time will tell which tyres are the best ones for race pace. Weather report suggests no rain is imminent but it cannot be categorically ruled out for Q3. On whether he deserves a new contract, he said: 'I think I've proven in the past I can win championships, I've been closer to Fernando than ever. #81 BMW Team MTEK BMW M8 GTE (Tomczyk/Catsburg) + 2.195s10. Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, offering Ferrari further encouragement after teammate Sebastian Vettel was quickest earlier Friday. Sportscar365 Staff. Difficult to tell yet who is in trouble but Ferrari look quick which should come as no surprise. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Big qualifying session to come. | Written by Keith Collantine. Lewis Hamilton proved himself the master of the wet yet again by conjuring a lap from nowhere to take pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix. Just over 10 minutes left in Q1 as some drivers get their instructions during their out lap. Most poles at Spa (4) - Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton. #3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13 Gibson (Beche/Laurent/Menezes) + 2.409s5. #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid (Alonso/Buemi/Nakajima) + 0.379s3. The latest news, photos and video features from the trusted Sportscar365 web staff. Hulkenberg vs. Perez. #5 CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome (Robertson/Stoneman/Roussel) no time18. Makes sense to get a feel for the track ahead of Sunday's race. 8. … #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Gibson (Rusinov/Vergne/Pizzitola) + 7.846s9. Special Protection Areas (SPAs) Guidance ... conversely, areas which despite being within 20km of a goose SPA have no connectivity with the qualifying interests. 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The world champion, who moments earlier had slipped off the track at Turn One as rain fell in the final 15 minutes of qualifying, was surefooted in the crucial final lap. It looked at one point like Ferrari had this all wrapped up but the Mercedes man has made history in Spa! #50 Larbre Competition Ligier JSP217 Gibson (Creed/Ricci/Canal) + 11.156s15. Been a pleasure to take you through what turned into a rather dramatic qualifying session. Kathryn has managed University Spa Degree programmes, Further Education Curriculum departments, has been an online Spa Management Degree tutor and advises on the creation of Spa HE Degree programmes. Followers. It no doubt is. The four-week wait for a race weekend is almost over... A warning for Valtteri Bottas after an issue with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne between Turns 4 and 5, according to the stewards. Both Toro Rosso's are out and Hartley has called for an immediate check on his car having spun out with a major lack of rear grip. #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (Pier Guidi/Calado) + 1.438s7. Posted by 711. ELIMINATED FROM Q2: Pierre Gasly, Brendan Hartley, Charles Leclerc, Marcus Ericsson and Nico Hulkenberg. Alonso is leaving F1 at the end of the season for a new challenge and who can blame him? Both Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin have set times and are slowest with 1:45:593 and 1:45:850 considerably slower than their rivals. However Hamilton is aware that to think complacently himself might undermine his competitive traction. Spa Thursday Qualifying Highlights. #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK Ford GT (Priaulx/Tincknell/Kanaan) 2:12.947 - GTE-Pro2. #97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR (Lynn/Martin/Adam) + 2.180s9. Renault gambling that Nico Hulkenberg will be safe. 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