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.


The top of Eau Rouge/Raidillon looking resplendent in the Spa sunshine this morning. This the view from the media centre.

Nate Saunders, F1 Assistant Editor

Beyond the perimeter fences of the current circuit are the public roads that made up the old 8.7 mile Spa-Francorchamps. We couldn't resist a quick visit to the infamous Masta Kink on our arrival yesterday.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor

What makes Eau Rouge so special?

The Belgian Grand Prix is home to one of the best corners in Formula 1, but what makes Eau Rouge so good?


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