F1 is back in action at Spa-Francorchamps following a four-week summer shutdown to kick-start the second half of what is shaping up to be a spellbinding season.

The Belgian GP looks set to take place in cool and damp conditions throughout the weekend.

Temperatures are not expected to climb past 17 degrees Celsius on any day of running at Spa, which often experiences unpredictable weather conditions due to its location in the rolling hills of the Ardennes Forest.

Back in June, the circuit suffered damage to the track surface after it was hit by severe flooding following heavy rain. 

FP1 and FP2 could be affected by fog, while rain showers are forecast in the afternoon, with the chance of rain standing at 60%. The circuit is likely to start off wet with overnight heavy rain forecast for Thursday evening.

The picture looks slightly more promising for Saturday, with the chance of rain down to 40%. Rain could hit the circuit in time for qualifying in the afternoon, even if final practice takes place in dry conditions.

For Sunday, a cloudy morning is expected but the picture for the afternoon is less certain. Showers remain a threat for the race and could affect proceedings, though sunny spells are also forecast.

Lewis Hamilton heads into the 12th round of the season holding an eight-point championship lead over his main rival Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver will be determined to hit back following a run of misfortune that saw his title advantage wiped out in the space of just two races.