Mercedes’ advantage in the middle sector bodes well for their race pace, but they expect to be vulnerable on the long climb to Les Combes in the Belgian Grand Prix.
Only Ferrari are slower than last year at Spa. The team’s sporting director Laurent Mekies admitted their lack of performance is “still not fully understood”.
Carlos Sainz Jnr said he was surprised to out-qualify the two Racing Point drivers after running a “super-low downforce” package on his McLaren.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Ferrari’s poor performance this year is “not good for Formula 1” and a result of decisions made by “certain members of the team”.
Max Verstappen says his car’s loss of energy at the end of his qualifying lap didn’t cost him second place on the grid to Valtteri Bottas.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas said he intends to “make things interesting” for team mate Lewis Hamilton at the start after being beaten to pole position by half a second in qualifying.
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’ inability to progress from Q2 in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix paints a “true picture” of the team’s performance around Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton beat team mate Valtteri Bottas by over half a second in qualifying at Spa, and dedicated his 93rd career pole position to the late actor Chadwick Boseman.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Sergio Perez has been given an official warning by the stewards for impeding Romain Grosjean during final practice.
Follow the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying session on RaceFans Live.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the final practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix while Ferrari’s poor weekend continued.
Follow the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams dismissed speculation Bernie Ecclestone was involved in the team’s sale to new owners Dorilton.
Rain was expected on Saturday and Sunday at Spa, but the changing forecast could affect the teams’ plans for qualifying.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says their car couldn’t get its tyres to work after ending Friday practice 15th and 17th at Spa.
The FIA revealed details of three further changes to the technical regulations for 2021 which are intended to cut downforce due to concerns over safety.
Sebastian Vettel said it came as no surprise to him to learn Ferrari had lapped over 1.3 seconds slower than last year in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has explained the team’s reasons for dropping its appeal against the outcome of its protest against Racing Point.