Belgian GP in Colour

Immediately after the first, abortive, start of the belgian Grand Prix, Piquet’s Brabham leads Reutemann’s Williams FW07C, Prioni’s Ferrari 126CK, Watson’s McLaren MP4, Cheever’s Tyrrell 010 and Jones’s Williams FW07C.

Jacques Lafitte’s Talbot JS17 on its way to third place.

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John Watson’s McLaren MP4 ran as high as fourth at one point, but finished seventh.

Rene Arnoux had a troubled weekend, eventually failing to qualify. Above, he tries his hand at the wheel of the smart Renault RE30 during practice.

Birmingham’s Nigel Mansell drove a splendid race to finish third in his Lotus 81.