Setting the scene for the Belgian Grand Prix

Setting the scene for the Belgian Grand Prix

It's been a long, quiet month since Formula 1 broke up for the summer, and the resumption of the title battle at Spa could not come soon enough for many in the paddock, as Edd Straw found out

The Belgian Grand Prix paddock today was much as you would expect anywhere to be on the day after time stood still.

With the sport effectively mothballed during August and not a great deal having changed since the teams packed up in stormy weather in Budapest, the eagerness to get back going again was inevitably tempered by the fact that it will be another 24 hours before the narrative really moves on with the start of the on-track action.

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