Lewis Hamilton waves to the fans at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

F1 leader takes 30-place penalty

Lewis Hamilton may have kept his powder dry in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix Friday, but the Mercedes driver will need all the pace he can muster to keep his title challenge on track this weekend.
SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 23:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives thru Eau Rouge during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2013 in Spa, Belgium.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Spa: Home of the Belgian GP

Surrounded by forests, steeped in history -- is there a more picturesque track on the F1 calendar? Watch more on this month's The Circuit on August 19.
F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone walks through the paddock with his wife Fabiana Flosi ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in 2014.

F1 boss' mother-in-law is freed

By Marilia Brocchetto and Joshua Berlinger, CNN
The mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One auto racing, was freed Sunday after being kidnapped more than a week ago, authorities said.


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