Despite having the fastest car over the last two race weekends, Ferrari is trailing Mercedes by 10 points while Sebastian Vettel is 24 points off the championship leader Lewis Hamilton. However, with nine races to go in the 2018 Championship, both titles are on the table.
Ferrari, for the first time since 2008, has a racing car capable of taking pole positions and wins at every type of track. Sebastian Vettel pins hope on Ferrari’s speed and is relieved that the SF71H has been surprisingly competitive on every circuit so far. As for the Maranello team, it’s a tangible sign that all the work on the technical front has paid off. A mix of mistakes, crashes and lost opportunities has led to the current points situation, but with nine races still to go there’s plenty of time to close the gap.
The first opportunity is coming up, as the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place this weekend at the Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, a track among the most historic on the Formula One calendar, having hosted a (non-championship) Grand Prix as long ago as 1924, and remains one of the most popular venues with drivers and fans alike.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, as the first practice session for the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.