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.”