After a four-week summer break, Formula 1 engines finally roared again at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen taking a supremely commanding win to further tighten his grip on the 2022 F1 World Championship.

In the lead-up to the Spa event, though, F1 news was dominated by the long-awaited announcement that Audi would be joining the sport in 2026 as a power unit supplier.

Joining Michael Butterworth to discuss the key issues from the Belgian Grand Prix weekend is Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365.

While Audi have finally committed to F1, a similar announcement has not yet been forthcoming from Porsche, who have been heavily linked with Red Bull. What’s behind this delay?

And with Honda’s partnership with Red Bull now having yielded championship success, is the Japanese firm looking to row back on its earlier decision to leave F1, and instead continue with the drinks-backed squad?

Though it appeared likely to drop off the F1 calendar, Spa has been granted a reprieve for 2023 after a deal to bring back the South African Grand Prix failed to materialise. What scuppered the chance of a race at Kyalami?

And after his dominant win at Spa, will Verstappen break Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s record of 13 wins in a single season?

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