Teams head to Spa for second half of F1 season

Sebastian Vettel takes the lead at the start of last month's Hungarian Grand Prix as he jumps ahead of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton as well as Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel takes the lead at the start of last month's Hungarian Grand Prix as he jumps ahead of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton as well as Nico Rosberg
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The FIA F1 World Championship roars back into action next weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, when the series starts the second half of the 2015 season after a summer break, writes James Beckett.

The Belgian Grand Prix is the first race of the second half of the calendar, with the Ardennes track a popular one with drivers.

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg has already raced at Spa this season, having driven a Porsche 919-Hybrid at the venue in a round of the World Endurance Championship.

The German said: “Spa is one of the great tracks in the world. It was amazing to drive a Porsche back in May, and now I am looking forward to the Grand Prix.”

Lewis Hamilton leads the standings from his Brackley-based Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate, Nico Rosberg. Twelve months ago the Mercedes duo came to blows after they clashed duo the race.

Rosberg said: “Spa is a great track and the race for the 2015 World Championship is very much alive. I am looking forward to this race and my aim is to win and close the gap on Lewis at the head of the title race.”