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The 2016 Belgian Grand Prix in pictures.
In the round-up: Honda: sending Alonso out in qualify ‘a mistake • Vettel unsure about Mercedes’ race pace • Button considering options outside of F1
Mercedes may have taken yet another pole position as was widely expected at the Belgian Grand Prix, but the race promises to be one of the most open encounters of the year so far.
Carlos Sainz Jnr reckons the fact Toro Rosso have to use a year-old engine is only half the explanation for why they struggled in qualifying today.
Spirits are high at Manor after Pascal Wehrlein reached Q2 in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix on pure pace, but the team admit they were hoping for more than 16th.
Lewis Hamilton does not expect it will be easy for him to make his way through the field during tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix while facing a back row start.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix.
Belgian Grand Prix pole-sitter Nico Rosberg is expecting a ‘very challenging’ race tomorrow, despite team mate Lewis Hamilton starting from the back of the grid.
Max Verstappen says that he is ‘very happy’ to have secured the first front-row start of his Formula 1 career in front of a sizeable crowd of Dutch supporters in Spa.
Kimi Raikkonen says he believes he had a chance to take pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix before a late mistake ended his chances.
Nico Rosberg will line up on pole for the Belgian GP with Max Verstappen alongside on the front row. Lewis Hamilton will start last after a 55-place penalty.
Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after beating Max Verstappen to pole. The Ferraris of Raikkonen and Vettel occupy the second row.
Stewards have awarded Esteban Gutierrez a five-place gird penalty for qualifying after finding him guilty of blocking Pascal Wehrlein in final practice.
Ferrari topped the time sheets in final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen setting the pace ahead of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel.
In the round-up: Pirelli tyre pressures “a bit of a joke” • Experience essential for 2017 – Massa • Hamilton unsure over qualifying tactics
Lewis Hamilton’s weekend may be compromised by his 30-place grid penalty but Nico Rosberg can’t take victory for granted this weekend.
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Red Bull were quickest in the second practice session at Spa-Francorchamps after Mercedes avoided using the softest tyres during the session.
Lewis Hamilton will collect a further 15-place grid penalty, bringing him up to a total of 30 for this weekend’s race.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix.