Guy Martin joins Williams F1 for Belgian GP

A big crowd is expected to camp out and herald Formula One's "return to work" from the beach at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix where Stoffel Vandoorne will hope to mark his retention by McLaren with a strong showing in front of his home fans.

The Scuderia has struggled to match MercedesAMG racers on high-speed circuits like Spa, we will hold see if MBZAMG has the edge when the F1 season resumes at the weekend.

Can Kimi Raikkonen muscle in on the Vettel v Hamilton title fight and make it a fifth Belgian Grand Prix win?

As the image above show, it is possible to see a new third shock absorber as well as a larger and more threaded spring - plus numerous components that are likely meant to help gather data during Friday practice. The team will expect this to lower drag for Spa's long straights without negatively affecting the car's cornering performance. The front wing and endplate have been reprofiled, while at the rear there are only six holes ahead of the rear wheels instead of the seven that were present in Hungary.

The Briton, who made his debut in 2007, trails title rival Sebastian Vettel by 14 points heading into this weekend's race after the German clinched a one-two finish for Ferrari at the last race in Hungary.

"If we had to race at Silverstone again, we would do a lot better", he said.

"So we will be making no assumptions". "But we don't want to settle behind them, we want to attack".

According to the organisers, Mick Schumacher, 18, who now races in Formula Three, will drive demonstration laps on the Spa circuit in a Benetton vehicle before the Formula One race. The drive is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his father's first F1 win which took place at Spa in 1992.

  • Jo Lloyd