For some perspective, here's an account of the disastrous 1960 Grand Prix at Spa:
That weekend was regarded as one of the darkest in Formula One until the events at Imola 1994. Moss had an accident at the Burnenville curve during practice and did not race for most of the year. Mike Taylor also crashed in practice when a weld on his steering column failed which left him paralysed and ended his career.
In the race Chris Bristow, in a private Cooper, was dicing with Willy Mairesse when he got off line at Malmedy, crashed into a four foot high embankment and was hurled into some barbed wire killing him instantly. Five laps later, Alan Stacey was hit by a bird in the face and also killed.
As I'm solo parenting this week, I may have to miss practice and possibly be late for qualifying. Though this is going to be a race of pure survival so I'm not sure if starting ahead of the field is going to make things any better or not