Darry Worthington runs the rule over the Belgian Grand Prix, which will be raced at Spa on Sunday the 30th of August.
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The Formula 1 fields heads from Spain to Belgian this week for the 20202 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton currently holds a 37 point lead over Max Verstappen on the Drivers’ Championship standings while Mercedes hold an 86-point advantage over Red Bull in the Constructors’ Championship.
Belgian Grand Prix
Sunday 30 August
To Win Race Outright
Lewis Hamilton 9/20
Valterri Bottas 4/1
Lance Stroll 66/1
Charles LeClerc 80/1
Sebastian Vettel 125/1
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes got back to winning ways in the last instalment with the ‘Brit bouncing back from his second-place finish at Silverstone by claiming first place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
There was a switch of roles for Hamilton and Verstappen in Spain with Verstappen – who took bragging rights and brought his car in one place ahead of Hamilton at Silverstone the week prior – finishing second. Like has been the case so many times since the F1 season started, Mercedes managed to gain two podium positions with Valterri Bottas bringing his car home in second.
Racing point built on their decent showing at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix with Lance Stroll claiming fourth and Sergio Perez taking sixth. The duo was joined in the top six by Carlos Sainz.
Sebastian Vettel managed to salvage some pride in Spain as the wantaway Ferrari driver crossed the line in seventh place.
The remainder of the top ten consisted of Alexander Albion (eighth), Pierre Gasly (ninth) and Lando Norris (10th)
Last year’s race was won by Charles LeClerc, while Lewis Hamilton claimed second and Valterri Bottas took third. LeClerc also took pole honours out at Spa last season while his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, registered the fastest lap on race day.
Sebastian Vettel – Podium Finish – Yes
With huge odds on offer here, I’ll be having a small crack on the German ace to come good.
Verstappen has managed a podium finish at Spa claiming third in 2018. I’ll be having a crack on him to go two better this weekend.