Connect with us

2018 F1

Preview for the Belgium GP



On Sunday 26th August some of the best Forumla 1 racers in the world will take to the Belgium Spa racecourse in order to write their names in driving history. The top three racers – Lewis Hamiltn, Sebastian Vettel and Kimmi Rakkonen – will all be aiming to take maximum points in Belgium

The roller coasting Francorchamps track is arguably one of the most challenging in the entire Formula 1 schedule, perhaps coming as runner-up to the challenging Monaco course. Former racing legend Michael Schumacher described the circuit as one of his favourite ever to drive.

In this article we take a look at some of the racers that will be fighting it out to gain maximum points on the Belgium Spa circuit.

Lewis Hamilton – Great Britain

The 33-year-old driver from Stevenage has a stunning recent Formula 1 history with over 120 podium finishes from 220 starts and 4 championship wins – 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017.

The Mercedes driver is currently 24 points ahead of his nearest challenger Sebastian Vettell with 5 wins and 9 podiums so far this season. In 2017 Hamilton fought of a bitter fightback from Vettel to claim first place in Belgium and will be looking to do the same again this time round. According to 888Sport F1 odds Lewis Hamilton’s odds to win Belgian Spa is at 7/5. 

Sebastian Vettel – Germany

German driver Vettel last took pole position At Belgium Spa in 2013 when he bested nearest challenger Fernando Alonso to number 1 spot. Vettel is now eagerly chasing Hamilton in the Formula 1 championships.

Vettel is a feisty racer, something which was on show during his win against team mate Mark Webber in the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2013. Vettel was instructed by his team to ease of and let Webber win, something which he steadfastly refused to do.

Odds to win Belgian Spa: 7/5 

Kimi Raikkonen – Finland

Kimi Raikkonen is sitting in third position in the championship standings, after five podium finishes in a row. In Hungary, Raikkonen finished third in what was a good race by the Fin, but he wasn’t happy with his showing.

Afterwards he said it wasn’t a disaster to finish third, but he had been hoping to finish higher. The Fin has a great feel between the throttle and the surface, and the way he transfers weight across the wheels will help significantly in Belgium.

Odds to win Belgian Spa: 5/1

Max Verstappen – The Netherlands

Red Bull driver Verstappen won his one and only GP last month in Austria, when both Lewis Hamilton and Veltteri Bottas were forced to retire. However, Verstappen deserved that victory as he demonstrated incredible control to keep his tyres from blistering – something Hamilton and Bottas did not manage to do.

When it comes to cornering, Verstappen is one of the best in the sport. His controlled braking pressure creates small flatspots in the car that help him to effortlessly glide around corners.

Verstappen has come under fire before for his ‘dangerous’ driving style, after crashing into both Raikkonen and Hamilton in the past, he could be causing more mayhem in Belgium.

Odds to win Belgian Spa: 10/1


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F123 hours ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F124 hours ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F11 day ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...

2018 F12 days ago

Ricciardo is worth top dollar – Alain Prost

Paying the big bucks for Daniel Ricciardo is an expense that Renault can fully justify. That is the view of...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel feeling pressure of 2018 F1 title battle – Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel often struggles with pressure. That is the view of Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s famous technical boss who penned...

2018 F12 days ago

Red Bull excluding Ricciardo from meetings

Daniel Ricciardo is set to be given the cold shoulder by Red Bull. The Australian is moving from the energy...

2018 F12 days ago

Recovering Lauda ‘a lot better’ now – brother

Niki Lauda’s brother says the F1 legend is “a lot better” as he recovers from a lung transplant. The F1...

2018 F13 days ago

Verstappen reveals ‘close to retire’ because of false neutrals

  Following the impressive second place finish at Singapore Grand Prix, Max Verstappen reveals that he came close to having...

2018 F13 days ago

Hamilton extends title lead after Singapore win

Lewis Hamilton claimed a lights to flag victory, at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix held at the Marina Bay Circuit....

2018 F13 days ago

Lewis Hamilton cruises to Singapore GP win

Lewis Hamilton grabs his 69th career win and record-equalling fourth here in Singapore Grand Prix. Max Verstappen made second place...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media