Feels like bloody ages since the last race (4 weeks, as it happens). Anyway, at least we’re going to a proper circuit. Spa’s one of the very best on the calendar, and it’ll be interesting (and perhaps critical for the title race) to see how Mercedes fare. Unlike Hungary, the Belgian circuit is festooned with fast corners. If the Silver Arrows can handle their tyres on such a circuit then Vettel may face a serious challenge from Hamilton.
Ferrari need to sort themselves out. They’re being out-qualified and are now fourth on race pace. If this persists Alonso will not only fail to take the championship, he’ll not even finish in the top 3.
My season bets are ropier this year than last (in common with the race bets). However, one I made a little while ago was laying Alonso to be top 3 at 1.5. Barring some freak incident Vettel’s practically guaranteed a top 3 spot. Raikkonen’s super reliable and so’s his car, and Hamilton has had a storming few races. If he keeps that up the Spaniard will slip from the top 3.
The tyres for Spa will medium and hard.
As always, your thoughts, insights, comments and tips are welcome.