Setting the scene for Belgium

Setting the scene for Belgium

As Formula 1 resumes after its summer break, Edd Straw summarises the mood in the paddock - with flexi parts and the challenge of Eau Rouge in a fuel-laden car the hot topics

There was a back-to-school feeling in the Formula 1 paddock at Spa on Thursday. After a three-week break, most were delighted to have been able to put their days of leisure/holiday/DIY behind them and get on with the real business of deciding the 2010 F1 world championship.

But, Spa being Spa, storm clouds were gathering both literally and metaphorically. Who expected anything else?

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