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Mercedes have confirmed that they spent five tokens upgrading their power unit ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo was satisfied with his performance in the first and second free practices at the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday.
Eric Boullier, Claire Williams, Bob Fernley, Frédéric Vasseur, Monisha Kaltenborn and Christian Horner faced the media in Belgium.
Despite his penalties, Lewis Hamilton believes he can work his way into the top-ten in Sunday’s Belgium GP – but it is progressing from there that could be an issue.
Although Max Verstappen was delighted with his P1 in Belgium on Friday, he suspects Mercedes will be very competitive come Saturday’s qualifying.
Fernando Alonso has joined the ever-growing list of drivers facing penalties in Belgium after McLaren-Honda were forced to change his engine on Friday morning.
Friday’s gallery from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Felipe Massa is the latest driver to complain about the tyre pressures imposed by Pirelli, labelling it “a bit of a joke.”
Sebastian Vettel says the warm weather at Spa is causing problems with the durability of Pirelli’s tyres, which could hamper hinder Ferrari in Sunday’s race.
Jenson Button is close to finalising his future, revealing that the only way he would “definitely” stay in the sport is if he is in a winning position.
Red Bull claimed the 1-2 in Friday’s practice for the Belgian GP as Max Verstappen beat Daniel Ricciardo. Nico Hulkenberg was third.
Max Verstappen set the pace in Friday’s second practice, a session in which neither Mercedes driver put in a single lap on the supersoft tyres.