Formula 1 2020: Charles Leclerc warns Ferrari fans to not expect ‘any miracles’ at Belgian Grand Prix
Leclerc admitted he and the team had no explanation for the team's slump in form this season — ahead of the next two races which are scheduled to take place on homeground in Italy.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton dedicates Belgian GP pole to late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman
Meawnhile, things are going from terrible to abysmal for Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc in 13th and Sebastian Vettel 14th.
Formula 1 2020: McLaren's Lando Norris abandons new helmet design for Belgian GP over 'political' significance
Norris, who has Belgian grandparents, had introduced a new-look helmet for the Belgian Grand Prix, which included a black lion on a yellow background, the flag of the Flemish region.
Verstappen clocked a best lap in one minute and 43.744 seconds to outpace the Australian by 0.048 seconds, leaving championship leader Lewis Hamilton down in third for Mercedes, 0.096 adrift of the pace-setter.
Formula 1 2020: 3000 fans could be allowed into Tuscan Grand Prix, says regional president Enrico Rossi
Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.
The Bahrain Grand Prix on 29 November will be held as usual on the 5.4-kilometre (3.3-mile) circuit that usually hosts races. The next race on 6 December will be known as the Sakhir Grand Prix and held on a smaller, 3.5-kilometre (2.2-mile) outer circuit which has never been used before for international racing.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton not to boycott Belgian Grand Prix amid protests against racism in United States
Hamilton, a six-time F1 champion and the only Black driver in the sport, said he supported the boycotts but that similar measures in Europe wouldn't have the same impact.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, Perez told reporters that he believed his contract will be honoured and that no other driver could have extracted more speed or performance from his car this year.
Formula 1: Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen undecided on future, considering retirement to spend time with family
Raikkonen, who became the sport’s most experienced driver in terms of laps and kilometres completed during the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago, told reporters he was considering his future
After six races in 2020 season, Valtteri Bottas is already 43 points behind Lewis Hamilton, and Red Bull's Max Verstappen has leapfrogged him into second place in the standings.
Formula 1: United States-based investment firm Dorilton Capital completes purchase of Williams F1 team
The team will continue to race under the Williams name and remain at its English base in Oxfordshire.
The Concorde agreement will cover the 2021 through 2025 seasons and follows years of intense negotiation on the sport's commercial side.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton's battle against racism motivating him on the track, says Mercedes' Toto Wolff
Wolff also saw in Hamilton, who leads this year's title race by 37 points after winning four of this year's six races, a racer motivated by history as he aims to draw level with Schumacher on seven championships.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel puzzled by car after underwhelming show in Spanish GP qualifying
Vettel said he could not find an answer to some of the problems he faced with his car despite taking a new chassis for this weekend's event.
It was Hamilton's fourth pole of the year and fifth in Spain and brought with it his 150th front row start from a session that may have seen Mercedes enjoying their 'party' qualifying engine mode for the final time.
Hamilton had been second behind Bottas after the morning's opening session, but re-established his supremacy on a hot afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Talking about his future, Toto Wolff said: "I enjoy what I do... Many factors make me want to stay, but it takes its toll. There is no reason not to continue. We will find out in which role."
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton fastest ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in 2nd practice at Spanish GP
Hamilton finished .287 ahead of teammate Bottas, who had been quicker than the championship leader earlier in first practice.
Mercedes does a U-turn on F1's Concorde Agreement, say they’re ready to sign deal for 2021 and beyond
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff's intervention comes a week after the German constructor said they would not sign the draft Concorde Agreement for 2021 and beyond.