Formula 1 is back in action this weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit after a three-week summer break. Here’s how and when you can watch the Belgian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes enter the second half of the season leading their respective championships, helped by a streak of two bad races for rivals Max Verstappen and Red Bull.
However, the gap between Hamilton and Verstappen is quite small at eight points, while Mercedes has a narrow 12-point lead over Red Bull.
Spa kicks off F1’s latest triple-header, with the championship traveling to the Netherlands next weekend for the returning Dutch Grand Prix, before moving to Monza on September 10-12.
Spa is essentially a low downforce circuit and all teams will be bringing special rear wings to maximize their top speeds on the straights. But at the same time, the middle sector of the track requires good stability and downforce, which means that teams must find a compromise between the two setups.
It would be interesting to see what approach Red Bull and Mercedes take as they engage in one of the closest title battles in recent history.