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2013 Belgian Grand Prix practice in pictures 23rd August 2013, 20:50

Pictures from the first day of practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Red Bull ahead but tyre failures are the main concern

The relative performance of the cars in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix was of secondary importance to the worrying recurrence of tyre failures.

Sauber “tempted” to race passive DRS, Lotus aren’t

Lotus and Sauber had different conclusions after testing their passive DRS devices during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso doubts tyre failures point to Silverstone repeat

Fernando Alonso does not think the tyre failures seen during practice at Spa-Francorchamps today indicate F1 is heading for a repeat of the spate of punctures seen during the British Grand Prix.

Lotus to introduce long-wheelbase E21 at Monza

Lotus technical director Nick Chester says the team will introduce a long wheelbase version of the E21 in the next race at Monza.

New tracks don’t have challenge of Spa – Button

Jenson Button is relishing the challenge of Spa which he says makes a welcome change from newer circuits on the calendar.

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Vettel quickest before puncture ends his session

Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in the second practice session at Spa-Francorchamps but his session came to an early end due to a puncture.

Live: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix second practice

Follow the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix second practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.

Alonso ahead as rain disrupts first practice

Fernando Alonso led the times as sporadic showers created problems for teams in the first 90 minutes of practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.