• So that is it for today. Join us on Saturday for FP3 and qualifying for the Belgian GP. Cheers.

    • FP2 ends with a 1-2 for Red Bull with Verstappen ahead of Ricciardo and no supersoft time from Rosberg or Hamilton.

    • Wehrlein is P11 as the clock counts down on FP2. If they can translate this pace into qualifying, Wehrlein will be wanting a Q3 berth on Saturday.

    • Not a great session from Williams with Bottas P16 and Massa 17th.

    • As things stand it is Verstappen ahead of Ricciardo by 0.2s. Hulkenberg is third ahead of Vettel, Perez and Rosberg. Still no supersoft run from Mercedes.

    • Button has an issue with "traction out of Turn 1", apparently is it "terrible."

    • 12 laps on his supersofts, Vettel informs Ferrari he intends boxing as the tyres have completely gone away.

    • Rosberg pits and swaps to mediums. Are we going to see FP2 end without a supersoft run from Mercedes?

    • Bottas is out on track on the supersofts as Williams have resolved whatever was wrong with the car. He is P16.

    • Hamilton heads out on a brand new set of soft tyres.

    • Hamilton finally pits after 14 laps on the mediums, reporting "no more grip left in these tyres."

    • Still no sign of Bottas, who covered just four laps before he ran into car trouble.

    • A 1:55.6 is Hamilton's lap time on lap 13 of his medium tyre run.

    • Raikkonen has left the pits on his used supersoft tyres. They are on lap 8. Hulkenberg has just completed a nine-lap run on his.

    • Still waiting for a supersoft run from either Mercedes driver. Hamilton is starting lap 11 on his mediums and Rosberg is on lap 9 on his softs.

    • Verstappen takes over at the front with a 1:48.085!

    • Alonso lines up behind Wehrlein on his supersoft run.

    • P1 for Ricciardo with a 1:48.341.

    • Wehrlein is out on the supersofts. Should be interesting to see where he lines up compared to Ocon. He does a 1:49.7 and goes P8. Ocon's was a 1:50.6.

    • Hamilton reports: "There's a big vibration already in these tyres." He is only on his second lap with the mediums.

    • Hamilton is out lapping on the medium tyres.

    • Vettel's supersoft run puts him up into second place, 0.366s short of Hulkenberg's best.

    • Raikkonen has called it quits on his supersoft run, saying he "can't stay on the circuit." And all that because he fluffed his first flying lap on the red-marked tyres.

    • Hulkenberg is on a flier and does a 1:48.6 to edge his team-mate by 0.4s.

    • Perez goes fastest on the supersoft tyres, Rosberg slots into third on the softs.

    • Verstappen goes second quickest behind his team-mate, 0.3s off the pace.

    • Ricciardo goes P1 with a 1:49.1. Raikkonen has backed out of his lap.

    • Raikkonen is out on a new set of supersofts while Ricciardo is using new softs.

    • It is getting rather busy out there with 14 drivers out on track including Rosberg on a new set of soft tyres.

    • Ocon on the supersofts has jumped up to ninth place, 0.877s off Hamilton's soft tyre pace.

    • A lesson on how to reset his engine and Palmer is back up and running.

    • Palmer is pulling over onto the side of the track having reported a "vibration" when he is over "60 percent throttle." That's followed up by "I lost power."

    • Hamilton on the soft tyres is purple, purple, and green. It is a 1:49.7 for the Mercedes driver.

    • Alonso, out on the prototype tyres, is putting in what looks like a good lap but it is well down on the frontrunners. He goes 16th!

    • Vettel reports "traffic again at the beginning" as he goes P8.

    • Rosberg's first lap on the mediums puts him sixth, 0.7s down on Raikkonen.

    • Ricciardo slots into second place, 0.3s behind Raikkonen.

    • Vettel is playing in the traffic, and not having fun doing it. He gives Sainz room to go ahead but catches the Toro Rosso by the first corner and lets the Spaniard know he's not impressed.

    • Carlos Sainz has asked Toro Rosso to "keep an eye on brake vibration, it is pretty high."

    • A 1:49.9 for Raikkonen who is out on the soft tyres.

    • Times on the board with Bottas P1 with a 1:50.4. Massa is second, 0.9s down.

    • Now Grosjean adds: "Rear end is a disaster, but front end isn't any better. Just no grip." So that's a normal Friday complaining session for the Haas driver.

    • Grosjean reports that he has the "water temperature alarm" going off.

    • Alonso, with a new engine fitted and a pending 35-place grid penalty, heads out in his McLaren-Honda and pits after his installation lap.

    • A combination of mediums and softs as Romain Grosjean leads out Jolyon Palmer, Pascal Wehrlein, Bottas and Kevin Magnussen.

    • The sun is out, the track temperature is up to 39'C, and FP2 is underway.

    • If you have not heard the big news yet; Hamilton is facing a definite 15-place grid penalty for a new turbocharge and MGU-K. There is speculation that Mercedes may give him another new engine after FP2 and another after FP3 to stock up on engines for the remainder of this season. That would mean a likely pit lane start.

    • Fernando Alonso will be hoping for a better FP2. He managed just 3 laps this morning before a water leak sidelined the Spaniard and his updated Honda engine. His team-mate Jenson Button was 18th fastest.

    • One of the stars of the session was new Manor driver Esteban Ocon. He finished P16 and was a full second quicker than Pascal Wehrlein.

    • Nico Rosberg was quickest in FP1, finishing 0.730s up on Lewis Hamilton while Kimi Raikkonen was a further 0.069s down. Sergio Perez was fourth ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas.

    • Welcome back to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the second of Friday's practice sessions. All times are local.