Live: F1 Belgian GP commentary and updates - Race
Live commentary and updates on the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, taking place at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.
F1 returns after its summer break with major developments off the track taking focus, headlined by Audi’s announcement it will join the championship as a power unit supplier in 2026 and the latest driver market saga.
But both serve grid penalties for the Belgian GP due to engine changes, along with five other drivers. Verstappen, who topped qualifying, starts from 14th with Leclerc alongside him in 15th. Carlos Sainz inherited pole position after qualifying and is joined on the front row by Sergio Perez.
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Stefan Mackley