After four lengthy weeks off, Formula 1 is finally back at one of the calendar’s great venues. Scuderia Ferrari delivered the final blow of the first half of the 2017 season, as they secured a 1-2 finish in Hungary, despite Sebastian Vettel having a steering issue for the full race. The Maranello team were always favorites going into the Hungarian GP, but this time things will be a lot more difficult for Ferrari. Mercedes will be hungry to return to winning ways this weekend in Spa, a track with several long straights and high-speed corners, which will most likely suit the Silver Arrows, as they will be expecting to hold a considerable edge over Ferrari, although the Italian team will do everything possible to fight for another win in the 2017 Formula One season.
Lying deep in the depths of the Belgian Ardennes forest lies a ribbon of seven-kilometre tarmac which is coveted by almost every race driver on the planet, when the words ‘Spa-Francorchamps’ are uttered, excitement is felt by anyone who knows what it represents.
From La Source to Blanchimont, there is not a corner on the circuit which doesn’t have the ability to challenge any driver to their ultimate limit, nor does it let up in its challenging nature through the hills of the forest allowing for fast-paced action to happen at any point on the track.
Spa-Francorchamps will always hold a special place in the hearts of motorsport lovers all over the world, its ability to throw up shocking results, punish drivers and thoroughly test any machine that takes to the Belgian tarmac always reminds us of why we admire those who go racing.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot as the first practice session ahead of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF70H.