The Belgian GP preview

The Belgian GP preview

After a four-week break, Formula 1 is back. And it's Spa. The expectation is that the low-downforce, high-speed nature of the circuit will give McLaren and Ferrari an opportunity to beat Red Bull. Edd Straw investigates

The Belgian Grand Prix marks the beginning of a quickfire run of seven races over just 11 weeks that will decide the destiny of the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship. With Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso covered by only 20 points in the standings, this promises to be one of the most thrilling title run-ins in the six decade history of the world championship.

Spa-Francorchamps is a fitting stage on which to re-ignite the title fight after the mid-season break. With all teams having fulfilled a mandatory two-week factory shutdown, personnel should be sufficiently refreshed for the draining schedule that is to come.

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