Formula One: Predicting the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
What is the Belgian Grand Prix?
The Belgian Grand Prix is an automobile race, part of the Formula One World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship. The 13th race of the ongoing F1 Championship will take place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, today.
Who won the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix?
In 2018, Sebastian Vettel got past the pole man Lewis Hamilton at the beginning of the race. The German racer then went on to win the Belgian Grand Prix, this was also his last Formula One victory. The Englishman, on the other hand, finished in the second position, but went on to win the 2018 World Drivers' Championship.
What are the pole positions for the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix?
In the race for pole position at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, yesterday. Charles Leclerc finished in the first position while his fellow driver Sebastian Vettel will be on the second grid. The leading winner of the ongoing Drivers’ Championship, Lewis Hamilton will start the race from the third grid.
What are the specifications of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps?
First Grand Prix hosted: 1950
Total Laps: 44
Circuit length: 7.004km
Race lap record: 1.46.286 (Valtteri Bottas, 2018)
Race distance: 308.052
2018 Belgian Grand Prix winner: Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
Number of corners: 19
What are the 2019 World Drivers’ Championship standings?
Lewis Hamilton has won eight out of the 12 races in the ongoing World Drivers’ Championship. The Englishman is currently leading the points table with a lead of 62 points. Valtteri Bottas is in the second position with 188 points, while Max Verstappen is in the third position with 181 points.
Prediction for the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari finished in the third position in the last Grand Prix that took place in Hungary. The German driver, however, has a better chance of winning the Belgian Grand Prix as there is a long Kemmel straight, which can help Vettel in leaving past his competitors. Moreover, Vettel will be present one grid ahead of Lewis Hamilton. This might turn out in the favor of Ferrari.
Hamilton, on the other hand, last won the Belgian Grand Prix in 2017. If the Englishman wins this race, then it will be his fourth victory at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. However, Hamilton is going to get a tough competition from Ferrari drivers who know that this is the circuit, where they can change things around.
So, keeping everything in mind, I believe that Sebastian Vettel will once again get better of Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix. Nevertheless, it will be a close encounter as the Englishman is in phenomenal form and will not give away this race easily.