This weekend, Formula 1 returns to the race track after the short summer break. At the first practice session in Spa, Belgium, a total of six drivers received a grid penalty.

Verstappen starts from behind: Both world championship leader Max Verstappen and his closest rival Charles Leclerc will start from the back of the field at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. As reported by “Motorsport-Magazin”, both of them, like four other drivers, were penalized after various engine and transmission changes.

Short, compact, clear

Transmission change: Shortly after the start of practice, the Red Bull team changed all engine components and the transmission at Verstappen. In addition, the battery and the motor-generator unit were also replaced for Ferrari driver Leclerc.