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FINISH Not so impressive is Ferrari. As if they're not feeling bad enough, they now have to head back to their homeland with their tail between their legs for the next two races. First up is the Italian Grand Prix at Monza next week, and we'll be here to cover i
FINISH So, Hamilton moves within two wins from matching Michael Schumacher's total and onto the verge of joining the German on seven World Championships. It may not be too entertaining, but it's impressive.
FINISH The finishing order: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Ocon, P6 Albon, P7 Norris, P8 Gasly, P9 Stroll, P10 Perez, P11 Kvyat, P12 Raikkonen, P13 Vettel, P14 Leclerc, P15 Grosjean, P16 Latifi, P17 Magnussen. DNF/S: Giovinazzi, Russell
FINISH Tell you what, with his pace, Ricciardo may well have got his first podium with Renault if the race was a couple of laps longer. Shame.
FINISH Gasly finishes in an excellent P8, while Stroll and Perez complete the top 10.
FINISH Ocon follows him home in P5 while Albon just about holds Norris off.
FINISH Ricciardo crosses the line in P4 and takes an extra point for fastest lap with his final one!
FINISH Bottas and Verstappen complete the top three once again.
FINISH Lewis Hamilton wins the Belgian Grand Prix!
Lap 44 Ocon passes Albon and Norris is now all over the Red Bull.
Lap 44 Final lap...
Lap 43 With DRS, Gasly has passed Stroll. P8.
Lap 42 With Ocon being held up behind Albon, Norris has caught them both...
Lap 41 Hamilton: "I don't like the feel in my right tyre." Silverstone Deja Vu incoming?
Lap 41 Gasly has passed Perez and moved up to P9. In our eyes, he's been the Driver of the Day.
Lap 40 Bottas has been told to avoid kerbs. Those tyres are on the edge.
Lap 39 Scratch that, the McLaren has taken P7 from Stroll.
Lap 37 Perez and Gasly pass Kvyat in quick succession to move into P9 and P10. Norris the next up the road for them.
Lap 36 If nobody pits, the main battle in the last few laps looks set to be the one for P5 between Albon and Ocon. The latter is catching the Red Bull.
Lap 33 Perez and Gasly look to have made the right call by staying out under the Safety Car. They're in P10 and P12 with fresher tyres and 11 gaps to go.
Lap 32 If any drivers are going to do a another stop, expect them to come in in the next few laps.
Lap 30 Perez is charging through the field. He has just taken P11 from Perez and has Raikkonen ahead.
Lap 30 15 laps to go.
Lap 26 He has indeed done so, sticking on fresh mediums. Leclerc has also done so and just gone purple. They're the bottom two.
Lap 26 Ocon the next to pass Gasly on the straight. Expect the AlphaTauri to pit soon,
Lap 25 Mercedes have told Hamilton they're concerned Verstappen will do a two-stop. That could explain why Red Bull put Albon on mediums. To see how they perform. A human-sized guinea pig, basically.
Lap 24 The Thai driver has finally taken P5.
Lap 23 At the halfway point of the race, the podium positions look pretty set already. Thankfully, things behind are a lot more interesting.
Lap 22 Despite having quicker tyres, Albon is having much more trouble passing the man he replaced at Red Bull and has Ocon catching him.
Lap 21 Assisted by DRS, Ricciardo eases past Gasly and into P4.
Lap 20 Perez has pitted for hards and has come out in last. He'll have fresher tyres at the end, but that's a lot of overtaking required.
Lap 20 Bottas is 2.5 seconds behind Hamilton and just over a second clear of Verstappen. The Red Bull could put him under pressure if he doesn't speed up.
Lap 20 Leclerc tries to pass Vettel round the outside and the German squeezes him tight to hold position.
Lap 18 Albon follows him through at the bus stop chicane.
Lap 18 Ricciardo uses a slipstream to pass Perez and take P5.
Lap 17 Further back, the Alfa Romeo of Raikkonen has breezed past Vettel to take P12.
Lap 16 Back to normal for Hamilton now.
Lap 16 On old softs, Perez is holding up Ricciardo and Albon.
Lap 16 Hamilton has reported a loss of power. It doesn't seem too serious, yet.
Lap 15 Hamilton gets away well as does Verstappen who puts pressure on Bottas. He can't make it count though.
Lap 14 Safety Car coming in...
Lap 14 And Perez of course who has yet to change his softs.
Lap 14 Everyone is on the hard tyre aside from Albon who has mediums.
Lap 13 Due to Leclerc's poor stop, he's lost out to both Vettel and Raikkonen and is in P14.
Lap 13 The only two who haven't pitted are Gasly and Perez. Therefore, they split Verstappen and Ricciardo.
Lap 12 Replays show Giovinazzi lost control at the chicane, hit the barriers and Russell was hit by one of his stray wheels.
Lap 12 Pretty much everybody pitting now. With Renault double stacking, Ocon loses time and a position to Albon.
Lap 12 There's two broken cars and a huge amount of debris on track, so expect this SC to last a while.
Lap 11 Various cars are pitting in response. Leclerc was one of them and Ferrari wasn't ready for him. Not ideal.
Lap 11 Safety Car! There's been a huge collision between Russell and Giovinazzi. Both are out of the car and okay.
Lap 10 That being said, Verstappen has said he feels like he has no grip.
Lap 9 With the top three, on mediums, comfortable and Gasly, on hards, flying through the pack, it looks as if it's a case of the harder the better in terms of tyres. That would also explain why Leclerc is slower than Vettel.
Lap 8 The next driver behind him is his team-mate Vettel, who is looking quicker.
Lap 7 The Russian eases past in the first DRS zone.
Lap 7 After his flying start, Leclerc is now down to P11 with Kvyat all over him.
Lap 7 Bottas has been told he agreed he wouldn't fight Hamilton and says he doesn't remember that. Strange, eh?
Lap 6 Ricciardo's chances of a podium seem to be fading already, with Verstappen over four seconds clear. Still, early days.
Lap 4 Perez the next to get the Ferrari. That car is so, so slow on the straights.
Lap 3 Gasly crusies past Leclerc. A strange sight indeed.
Lap 3 At the front, Bottas is 1.3 seconds behind Hamilton, with Verstappen a second and a half off the Finn.
Lap 2 Leclerc is now up in P8.
Lap 2 Gasly passes Perez at Eau Rouge for P9! What a move!
Lap 1 An excellent start for Leclerc has seen him move up to P9!
Lap 1 Ricciardo tries to take P3 from Verstappen but the Dutchman just about sees him off.
Lap 1 And we're off! The front four get away cleanly while Ocon takes Albon!
15:10 The formation lap is underway. Here we go...
15:03 While there are clouds looming as always, it looks like things will stay dry for the race. Given it's Spa though, never say never...
14:58 The National Anthem brings an end to pre-race preparations and the drivers are now preparing to get into their cars. Just over 10 minutes until lights out.
14:55 Impeccably observed by everyone in the paddock. With various tributes being paid to him throughout the weekend across motorsport, it's clear he will never be forgotten.
14:52 F1's End Racism message has just played and a minutes silence of Anthoine Hubert will follow. This is of course the first time F1 has returned to Spa since he tragically passed away here last year. RIP, Anthoine.
14:44 It's just been announced that the Spaniard is out of the race with an exhaust failure. 20 becomes 19.
14:39 On the way to the grid, a puff of smoke left the back of Sainz's McLaren. It's now back in the garage.
14:38 No, that isn't a typo, Ferrari really do start that far down. The crazy thing is, there was a sense of relief at the Italian team's camp yesterday that both cars made Q2 after they finished FP3 in P17 and P20. They won here last year, but they'll be happy
14:33 The full grid: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Albon, P6 Ocon, P7 Sainz, P8 Perez, P9 Stroll, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Leclerc, P14 Vettel, P15 Russell, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Latifi, P20 Ma
14:29 Of the top 10, the front three will start on mediums, while it's softs for everyone else.
14:26 While still half a second off his team-mate, Alex Albon will be happy to start P5 ahead of the other Renault of Esteban Ocon. Behind them, the Racing Points of Perez and Stroll split Sainz and Norris to complete the top 10.
14:19 Yes, the second row is occupied by arguably the two most aggressive overtakers in the sport. Max Verstappen took P3 from former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on his final run yesterday. The Aussie's Renault though has been extremely quick on the straights al
14:16 After a vintage performance yesterday, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position. He went over half a second quicker than team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who will start P2. The Finn will need to up his game, especially considering who lines up just behind him
14:08 With just over an hour to go until lights out, here's how the grid will lineup...
14:03 Hello and welcome to Spa for live coverage of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
16:21 The race will get underway at 15:10, and we'll start our build-up here an hour before. With Hamilton and Verstappen on top form, Ricciardo flying and Ferrari faltering, it's set to be a good one here at one of the world's best tracks. So yeah, don't miss
16:15 Here's how the grid will look tomorrow: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Albon, P6 Ocon, P7 Sainz, P8 Perez, P9 Stroll, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Leclerc, P14 Vettel, P15 Russell, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovin
16:12 As for Ferrari - the less said, the better. We'd say they'd be desperate to get this race over with, but given they have to return to their homeland with their tail between their legs afterwards, that's probably not the case.
16:10 As for Ricciardo, he'll be grinning even more than usual. Not only does he look to be the quickest in the midfield, but he's not far off Verstappen at all. Could we finally see a shooey again tomorrow? Fingers crossed...
16:08 Bottas meanwhile couldn't put together a great lap and only finished ahead of Verstappen by the skin of his teeth. With two of the most aggressive drivers starting just behind him in the Dutchman and Ricciardo, he'll need to get off the line well.
16:06 That's that for qualifying. In case you didn't know, Lewis Hamilton is really good. He took pole position by a whopping half a second. If the deficit is the same tomorrow, he'll end up lapping the entire field..
16:03 Hamilton has pole and pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, first on the radio and then out of the car.
16:02 Ricciardo aborts his lap, meaning he'll start P4.
16:01 Verstappen takes P3. For now.
16:01 Bottas goes half a second down on him.
16:00 He improves by two tenths!
15:59 Again, Hamilton the first to set off.
15:57 The final runs are underway...
15:55 Bottas locked up at Turn 1 and hit the exit kerb too much, hence the poor time.
15:54 His team-mate meanwhile can only go P7, behind Sainz.
15:53 Ricciardo goes P3, ahead of the Red Bulls. Wow.
15:53 He does a 1:41.451. Bottas can only go six tenths slower.
15:51 Hamilton will be first to cross the line...
15:48 Here we go then. Q3 is underway.
15:43 So, those out in Q2 are: Kvyat, Gasly, Leclerc, Vettel, Russell.
15:42 "There's not much more I can do", says Leclerc.
15:41 P14 for Vettel.
15:41 Leclerc can only go P13.
15:40 Perez, on softs, moves up to P6. Stroll then goes P5.
15:38 Final runs underway...
15:36 Unsurprisingly, Russell is the other driver outside the top 10.
15:36 Stroll and Perez are also in the drop zone. Mediums haven't worked for them. They;ll be on softs for their final runs.
15:31 Vettel and Leclerc take P13 and P14. They're nowhere near the top 10.
15:31 Albon takes P6 ahead of Gasly and the McLarens.
15:30 Verstappen, Ricciardo and Ocon P3, P4 and P5.
15:30 Hamilton does the first time of the session, a 1:42.014. Bottas goes a tenth slower.
15:29 So too does Stroll.
15:28 The Mercedes boys, Verstappen and Perez all have mediums on.
15:27 Green lights for Q2.
15:23 Leclerc got pole last year. This year, he was less than a tenth away from being knocked out in Q1.
15:22 Those out: P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Latifi, P20 Magnussen.
15:21 Q1 is done, and both Ferrari drivers are through! Just. P13 for Vettel and P15 for Leclerc.
15:20 Russell splits the Ferraris.
15:19 Vettel goes quicker than his team-mate.
15:19 Leclerc improves to go P12.
15:15 On the final lap of his first run, Verstappen improved to take P3 from Ricciardo. Cars heading out for their final runs now.
15:12 The drop zone as it stands: Latifi, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Vettel, Grosjean.
15:11 After the first runs, Leclerc is in P14 and Vettel in P19.
15:10 Hamilton, Bottas and Ricciardo take the top three spots. The Brit did a 1:42.323.
15:09 Sainz goes a tenth quicker than Verstappen.
15:09 Gasly matches the Dutchman's time, while Leclerc does a 1:44.2.
15:08 Verstappen is the first of the big boys out and he does a 1:43.408.
15:05 Grosjean the quicker of the two, doing a 1:45.073. Magnussen is three tenths down.
15:02 The Haas drivers are the first out.
15:01 Q1 is underway.
14:55 Five minutes until we find out just how far the team who were quickest here last year have fallen.
14:48 One team not in contention for the higher positions will be Ferrari. They ended this morning's session in P17 and P20, and will just be hoping they can escape Q1. Honestly though, it's hard to see both cars doing so.
14:42 Things behind the usual suspects are far less predictable, though. Racing Point look as quick as ever, but Renault look ever better. Having taken P2 in both FP2 and FP3, the French team will be hoping for a top six start.
14:38 As usual, Mercedes and Red Bull look to be the two quickest teams. The former topped FP1 and FP3 while the latter topped FP2 courtesy of Max Verstappen. Given the German team rarely show their hand fully in practice sessions, they have to be considered th
14:35 In case you missed FP3 this morning, here's what you should know...
14:32 Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
13:20 Things will get started at 15:00 local time, so join us here half an hour beforehand. Don't miss it.
13:16 If you usually decide not to switch on until the business end of qualifying, don't make that mistake today. If you do, you may miss one of the most shocking Q1s of the season. Whether you're a Ferrari fan or not, seeing them fail to make Q2 would be quite
13:14 The full running order from FP3: P1 Hamilton, P2 Ocon, P3 Norris, P4 Albon, P5 Bottas, P6 Verstappen, P7 Ricciardo, P8 Stroll, P9 Sainz, P10 Perez, P11 Gasly, P12 Kvyat, P13 Latifi, P14 Magnussen, P15 Grosjean, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Leclerc, P18 Russell, P1
13:08 The big talking point of the session though has to be Ferrari. Given that both Haas cars finished ahead of Vettel and Leclerc, the power unit clearly isn't the only issue. They simply have a terrible car. Are we about to see both cars be knocked out in Q1
13:07 Albon was the lead man outside the top three, just ahead of Bottas and Verstappen, who couldn't get an optimal lap in on their final runs.
13:05 For the first time this weekend, Hamilton ends a session on top. The Brit went two tenths quicker than Ocon who took P2 ahead of Norris. However, given there were various issues with tyre temperatures and traffic for other drivers, don't expect them to be
13:03 Nobody improves on their final lap, and the session is over.
13:03 Nobody improves on their final lap, and the session is over.
13:01 The Chequered Flag is waving.
13:00 Vettel meanwhile is sat in P20 and will finish the session there. At this rate, they won't be making Q2.
12:57 Leclerc, on fresh softs, goes P16. Sigh.
12:57 A 1:43.255 for Hamilton puts him in P1.
12:57 P2 for Norris.
12:56 Ocon goes top with a 1:43.485.
12:52 With seven minutes left, the vast majority of cars are heading out for final runs with soft tyres fitted.
12:41 Raikkonen, who is sat in P20, is currently the only man out on track.
12:38 Gasly is currently sat in P5 and looking as impressive as ever this season.
12:33 Leclerc and Vettel, both on mediums, are in P12 and P15 respectively....
12:29 Verstappen goes less than a tenth slower than Bottas.
12:26 Perez and Ocon also get ahead of Albon. The former is on hards and the latter mediums.
12:26 He doesn't stay there for long as Bottas, on softs, puts in a 1:43.813. Hamilton then goes six tenths slower.
12:25 Albon does a 1:45.092 on the medium to go top.
12:23 It has indeed dried up, and most of the field has headed out.
12:19 We have rain! That'll be sure to discourage teams leaving the pits. It looks like it'll dry up pretty soon though.
12:16 The Haas drivers have both come back in, meaning the track is empty. However, a few cars are about to head out.
12:09 A 1:46.118 for Magnussen, while Grosjean does a 1:46.233. Both on mediums.
12:05 Lots and lots of grey clouds in the sky, with F1 reporting a 50% chance of rain today. That of course means it will stay bone dry.
12:00 Here we go then. Kevin Magnussen is the first man out.
11:51 After FP2, Hamilton claimed that Verstappen and Red Bull were slightly quicker than the Mercedes boys. We find that hard to believe, but we'll be a little more convinced if Max tops FP3 too.
11:45 That wasn't case a few hours later, however. Verstappen ended FP2 in P1, just ahead of the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo. The Aussie may have retired shortly after his lap due to a hydraulics issue, but he'll be confident heading into qualifying nonetheless
11:37 The race weekend began with business as usual as Valtteri Bottas topped FP1 just ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with Max Verstappen the closest man to them.
11:30 Hello and welcome to live coverage of the final practice session of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
16:45 Well, that's that for the first day of running at Spa. Who will be happiest? Probably Red Bull and Renault. Who's at the other end of the spectrum? Definitely Ferrari. Mercifully, they have another practice session to try and sort themselves out before
16:41 The full standings for FP2: P1 Verstappen, P2 Ricciardo, P3 Hamilton, P4 Albon, P5 Perez, P6 Bottas, P7 Norris, P8 Ocon, P9 Sainz, P10 Gasly, P11 Stroll, P12 Kvyat, P13 Giovinazzi, P14 Raikkonen, P15 Leclerc, P16 Russell, P17 Vettel, P18 Latifi, P19 Gr
16:38 Norris, Ocon and Sainz once again occupied the lower spots of the top 10. They were joined by Gasly, who narrowly clinched P10 just ahead of Stroll.
16:35 Hamilton finishes in P3, just ahead of Albon, who will be pleased with his showing. Bottas meanwhile won't be. After topping FP1, he could only manage P6, just behind Perez.
16:35 Hamilton finishes in P3, just ahead of Albon, who will be pleased with his showing.
16:33 After finishing P2 this morning, Verstappen goes one better to end the session on top. As if that's not surprising enough, the Renault of Ricciardo takes P2.
16:32 The chequered flag is out and FP2 is over.
16:28 Of the top 10 from FP1, nine of them are also there in FP2. The only change is Gasly in, Stroll out. The Canadian is in P11.
16:23 We're back underway. Seven minutes left.
16:19 Red Flag! Some advertising boards have fallen onto track. Great marketing effort.
16:18 Things are back up to speed, but no green lap times at the moment.
16:10 A VSC is in effect while his car is moved.
16:08 Yellow flags as Ricciardo pulls over and retires with a mechanical issue. And things were going so well for him...
16:00 For the first time this weekend, Haas are out on track. An excellent effort from the team to change both car's engines in time for this session.
15:55 Leclerc and Vettel are P15 and P17 after that flurry of qualifying laps.
15:49 A 1:43.744 for Verstappen puts him top. Ricciardo meanwhile takes P2, just half a tenth down.
15:47 Vettel moves up to the dizzy heights of... P11.
15:47 Plenty of qualifying runs now. P3 for Perez, P5 for Ocon.
15:46 Hamilton does a 1:43.840 to go top while Albon goes three tenths slower to take P2. Both have fresh softs on.
15:40 Once again, Stroll and Perez are the lead cars outside the top three. Once again, Albon is just behind them. 50 minutes to go.
15:33 Hamilton splits the Dutchman and the Finn.
15:29 Verstappen, also on mediums, takes P1 with a 1:44.354
15:26 Times flying in now. P1 for Bottas, who does a 1:44.658 on mediums.
15:21 Problems for Norris as his McLaren sounds very unhealthy indeed.
15:19 He does a 1:49.716, while Raikkonen goes top with a 1:46.402.
15:13 Antonio Giovinazzi, who failed to do any timed laps in FP1, is the first man out.
15:04 FP2 is underway. Due to damp conditions however, don't expect any cars out on track for a while.
14:57 A bit of rain has fallen onto the track between the sessions, but it's not wet enough for intermediate tyres.
14:48 Ferrari fans, look away now. The Italian team could only manage P14 and P15 in the first session of the weekend. To make matters worse, both drivers used the soft compound tyre too.
14:43 The Renault and McLaren boys occupied the remaining spots in the top 10 and look good to make Q3 tomorrow.
14:38 Behind the usual top three the Racing Point drivers, led by Perez, were the quickest. Albon was just behind them, and will be hoping for better than P6 this afternoon.
14:35 In a dreary but dry session this morning, Valtteri Bottas topped the timing sheets just ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
14:32 Hello and welcome to live coverage of FP2 of the Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
12:46 FP2 will get underway in just over two hours, at 15:00 local time. Our coverage of it will begin half an hour prior. See you there.
12:41 Here it is - the final FP1 running order: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Perez, P5 Stroll, P6 Albon, P7 Ocon, P8 Sainz, P9 Ricciardo, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Raikkonen, P14 Leclerc, P15 Vettel, P16 Latifi, P17 Russell. No time s
12:39 Behind them, McLaren and Renault seem set to be the others cars in Q3. As for Ferrari - well, the timing sheet says it all...
12:38 His team-mate meanwhile will have to step it up if he wants to qualify ahead of the Racing Points who, in terms of one lap pace, are looking as impressive as ever.
12:36 Once again, Verstappen looks in good shape to take the fight to them. He was less than a tenth off Bottas and just two thousandths of a second slower than Hamilton.
12:33 To nobody's surprise, it ends with a Mercedes 1-2 at the top. Bottas will take some encouragement from the fact that he went quicker than Hamilton, but whether he can do when it matters is another question.
12:32 FP1 is over.
12:25 Bottas picks up a puncture on his final flying lap on the softs. He makes it back to the pits.
12:23 The Haas drivers and Giovinazzi are the drivers not to do a timed lap this session. Of those that have done, Russell is bottom.
12:11 Leclerc and Vettel are currently in P13 and P14. Both have used the soft tyre too.
12:10 20 minutes left of FP1.
12:04 Verstappen moves up to P3, eight thousandths off Bottas.
12:02 Teams out on quali runs now. Bottas and Hamilton go P1 and P2, with the Finn topping the session with a 1:44.493. Perez and Stroll go P3 and P4 just behind them, while it's P5 for Albon. All on softs.
11:57 Sainz follows suit and goes half a tenth quicker.
11:56 Norris has put on a pair of softs and gone purple, doing a 1:45.272.
11:44 Both Haas drivers are out of the session with power unit issues. Oh dear.
11:39 Hamilton takes top spot, doing a 1:45.298.
11:35 With softs fitted, Perez goes P3.
11:33 Gasly is rather unhappy with Norris for blocking him off on track. A few bleeps were required for his team radio.
11:32 Bottas, now on hards, improves to go just under two tenths down on the Dutchman.
11:28 Hamilton and Bottas go P2 and P3. The Brit, on mediums, is half a second slower than Verstappen, who used hards for his lap.
11:27 Norris locks up at Turn 1 and almost flies into the back of an AlphaTauri.
11:23 A 1:46.619 for Norris puts him P2.
11:22 Verstappen goes top with a 1:45.886.
11:16 Not much action on track at the moment. By not much I mean nothing.
11:11 Leclerc's the first man to set a time, doing a 1:47.033
11:01 Carlos Sainz is the first man out, followed by Alex Albon.
10:58 The cars are firing up and preparing to leave the pits. FP1 is about to start.
10:55 Max Verstappen will most likely be their closest challenger, even without the usual support of his Orange Army in the grandstands. That being said, Red Bull aren't optimistic about the performance of their car here at Spa.
10:47 As per usual, the Mercedes drivers are the favourites to top the timesheets today and throughout the race weekend.
10:40 It looks set to be a dry one. There are clouds looming, but there's no rain in the forecast for today.
10:30 The first session of the weekend, FP1, gets underway in half an hour.
09:00 Welcome to Spa, home of the Belgian Grand Prix, round seven of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:49.957 1:24:08.761 1
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:51.414 8.448 1
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:50.511 15.455 1
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:47.483 18.877 1
5 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:48.540 40.650 1
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:50.257 42.712 1
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:50.913 43.774 1
8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:48.313 47.371 1
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:50.730 52.603 1
10 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:50.190 53.179 1
11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:51.563 70.200 1
12 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:51.937 71.504 1
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:51.385 72.894 1
14 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:50.035 74.920 2
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:51.061 76.793 1
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:49.795 77.795 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:49.559 85.540 2
DNS Carlos Sainz McLaren 43 LAPS 0
R George Russell Williams RETIRED 35 LAPS 0
R Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing RETIRED 34 LAPS 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.252 - 5
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.763 0.511 6
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:41.778 0.526 5
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.061 0.809 4
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:42.264 1.012 5
6 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:42.396 1.144 5
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:42.438 1.186 5
8 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:42.532 1.280 5
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.603 1.351 5
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:42.657 1.405 6
11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:42.730 4
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:42.745 4
13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:42.996 4
14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.261 4
15 George Russell Williams 1:43.468 4
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:43.743 2
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:43.838 2
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:43.950 2
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:44.138 2
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:44.314 3
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.252 - 5
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.763 0.511 6
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:41.778 0.526 5
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.061 0.809 4
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:42.264 1.012 5
6 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:42.396 1.144 4
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:42.438 1.186 5
8 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:42.532 1.280 5
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.603 1.351 5
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:42.657 1.405 6
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:42.014 - 3
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:42.126 0.112 4
3 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:42.193 0.179 3
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:42.473 0.459 3
5 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:42.478 0.464 3
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.487 0.473 2
7 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.491 0.477 4
8 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:42.534 0.520 3
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:42.670 0.656 4
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:42.722 0.708 4
11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:42.730 0.716 4
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:42.745 0.731 4
13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:42.996 0.982 4
14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.261 1.247 4
15 George Russell Williams 1:43.468 1.454 4
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:42.323 - 1
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:42.534 0.211 2
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:43.197 0.874 1
4 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:43.262 0.939 2
5 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:43.265 0.942 2
6 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:43.267 0.944 2
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:43.309 0.986 1
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:43.322 0.999 1
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:43.349 1.026 2
10 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:43.418 1.095 1
11 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:43.505 1.182 1
12 Lando Norris McLaren 1:43.514 1.191 2
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.567 1.244 2
14 George Russell Williams 1:43.630 1.307 2
15 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:43.656 1.333 2
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:43.743 1.420 2
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:43.838 1.515 2
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:43.950 1.627 2
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:44.138 1.815 2
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:44.314 1.991 3
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:43.255 - 2
2 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:43.485 0.230 3
3 Lando Norris McLaren 1:43.641 0.386 4
4 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:43.731 0.476 4
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:43.813 0.558 2
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:43.896 0.641 3
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:43.973 0.718 2
8 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:43.988 0.733 2
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:44.006 0.751 3
10 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:44.180 0.925 2
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:44.508 1.253 4
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:44.543 1.288 4
13 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:44.771 1.516 3
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:44.841 1.586 2
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:44.844 1.589 3
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:44.932 1.677 3
17 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:45.147 1.892 3
18 George Russell Williams 1:45.157 1.902 2
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:45.190 1.935 3
20 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:45.420 2.165 3
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:43.744 - 4
2 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:43.792 0.048 2
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:43.840 0.096 5
4 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:44.134 0.390 4
5 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:44.137 0.393 4
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:44.162 0.418 5
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:44.168 0.424 5
8 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:44.208 0.464 4
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:44.474 0.730 4
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:44.600 0.856 4
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:44.678 0.934 3
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:44.826 1.082 5
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:44.861 1.117 3
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:44.896 1.152 4
15 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:45.440 1.696 5
16 George Russell Williams 1:45.463 1.719 4
17 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:45.683 1.939 5
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:45.774 2.030 4
19 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:45.834 2.090 2
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:46.242 2.498 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:44.493 - 3
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.562 0.069 2
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:44.574 0.081 5
4 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:44.629 0.136 3
5 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:44.868 0.375 3
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:45.049 0.556 4
7 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:45.099 0.606 3
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:45.222 0.729 3
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:45.225 0.732 3
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:45.274 0.781 3
11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:45.447 0.954 3
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:45.503 1.010 5
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:45.704 1.211 3
14 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:45.759 1.266 6
15 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:46.179 1.686 5
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:46.488 1.995 3
17 George Russell Williams 1:46.570 2.077 3
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1
19 Romain Grosjean Haas 2
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1
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