A big job ahead for Lewis Hamilton, who starts from the back row alongside his old mate Fernando Alonso.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

A clarification from the FIA/Mercedes: Hamilton will NOT start from the pit lane and will start from the grid. An FIA seal was broken on his gearbox, giving him a five place penalty and totalling 60 for the weekend, but he will still start 21st as Alonso didn't set a time in qualifying. Hamilton can, however, take a new gearbox at the next event. Got that? Good

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

Same view, different day. Does not do justice how packed it is at Eau Rouge. There's a few more clouds in the sky today but it's an absolutely glorious day for racing.

Nate Saunders, F1 Assistant Editor

Coffee with the champions: It should be a very interesting race for Mercedes, with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton bookending the grid. Much will depend on tyre strategy but both drivers are in good shape in that regard, with Nico Rosberg set to start from pole on the soft compound and Lewis Hamilton with three sets of new softs (the best compound for these high temperatures) and a new set of mediums at his disposal.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

There's a real buzz at the entry to the circuit. Hamilton's grid penalty has not deterred English fans but no doubting who the main attraction is this weekend - Max Verstappen. Every third fan in Red Bull or orange colours.

Nate Saunders, F1 Assistant Editor

Another beautiful day in racing paradise! It was a bit foggy out there when the alarm clock went off but now it's blue skies and nearing 30C. Very unusual weather for Spa-Francorchamps at this time of year

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty is growing by the session after a fresh power unit was fitted for FP2. He is now on his seventh MGU-H and seventh turbocharger, adding a further 15 places to his grid penalty, which now stands at 30. In theory, Mercedes could change even more components ahead of FP3, increasing the size of the penalty, but it's safe to say Hamilton will be starting from the back of the grid on Sunday.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

Italian flag flying proudly outside Pirelli's Spa motorhome in memory of Italy's earthquake victims.

Nate Saunders, F1 Assistant Editor

One of the most breathtaking places to watch F1 cars on the calendar. These guys are already going flatout through Eau Rouge in first practice with no real issues. Watching on, it's amazing how narrow the approach is and how small the run-off appears to be

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

Why the Halo was delayed until 2018.

Craig Scarborough joins Jennie Gow to discuss why the Halo protection system will not debut in 2017.

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