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First qualifying  session Saturday September 10 at  7 a.m. (ET)
Race Sunday September 11 at 8 a.m. (ET)

Spa-Francorchamps in the Ardennes. For many, it’s the most beautiful and exciting race circuit in the world with its 20 corners, including the famed Eau Rouge, Le Raidillon, Les Combes, Pouhon, Stavelot and Blanchimont. It’s also a circuit for giants, almost seven kilometres long. In this part of the country, where one of the decisive battles of the last great war was fought, just 44 laps will determine the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix, the final European event in the 2005 championship. It’s never hot at the Belgian Grand Prix and it rains on average every two out of five races. For the weekend, the forecast is for temperatures of 19 to 21°C, under rainy skies Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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As early as Sunday, the young Spanish driver could well be proclaimed 2005 world champion and finally put an end to the reign of Michael Schumacher, which began in the year 2000. To do so, he has to finish ahead of his sole rival and the only other contender for the crown, Kimi Raïkkönen, with some positions in between them at the finish line. There are five possible ways the chase for the drivers' championship could be resolved on Sunday:

  1. Alonso 1st, Raïkkönen 3rd
  2. Alonso 2nd, Raïkkönen 5th
  3. Alonso 3rd, Raïkkönen 7th
  4. Alonso 4th, Raïkkönen 8th
  5. Alonso 5th, Raïkkönen no points

You can bet the Brazilians, Chinese and Japanese, who are hosting the upcoming Grand Prix, will be hoping—like all fans—that the Finn finishes ahead of the Renault driver. But probably not as much as the Finns.

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Fernando Alonso could become the youngest world champion in history, a distinction belonging to Emerson Fittipaldi since 1972.

1. Spa-Francorchamps is one of the four circuits that have most frequently hosted rounds of the F1 world championship. Which are the other three?

  1. Hockenheimring, Monza, Nürburgring
  2. Monaco, Monza, Silverstone
  3. Monza, Silverstone, Zandvoort
  4. Nürburgring, Monaco, Silverstone

2. Which driver began his first Grand Prix from seventh place on the grid at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix?

  1. Jean Alesi
  2. Rubens Barrichello
  3. Eddie Irvine
  4. Michael Schumacher

3. Which team won its very first Grand Prix in Belgium in 1998?

  1. Arrows
  2. Jordan
  3. Prost
  4. Stewart

4. It happened one September 10...

  1. Jackie Stewart won his last world title in 1973
  2. Ronnie Peterson died following an accident at Monza in 1978
  3. Mario Andretti became world champion in 1978
  4. Jody Scheckter became world champion in 1979

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1) b 2) d 3) b 4) c; Stewart's last title on September 9, 1973; Ronnie Peterson died on September 11, 1978 following an accident at Monza; Scheckter's title on September 9, 1979.

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