Loved by fans and drivers alike, the Belgian F1 Grand Prix takes places at the beautifully scenic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday and, as is often the case, weather forecasters predict an afternoon of changeable driving conditions on what is one of the fastest tracks on the F1 calendar.
Past races under such conditions have resulted in some spectacular crashes, like in 1998 when almost half of the grid piled-up on the first lap, so with both sun and rain on the agenda this weekend, viewers should be in for an eventful race.
Lotterer to debut at Belgian F1 Grand Prix
32 year-old former Jaguar test driver Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One race debut at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham.
German-born Lotterer, who is used to driving in variable weather conditions as a 3-time 24-hour Le Mans race winner and valued part of Audi’s endurance racing programme, was last involved in Formula One in 2002 and recently quoted as saying “I’m ready for this challenge and I cannot wait to jump in the car and make the most out of the weekend ahead.
I will need to get settled and used to the car quickly, as the team has worked on a number of updates and we will need to have as much time as possible out on track to optimise the car’s performance.”
“I really enjoy racing at the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, it’s one of my favourite tracks and it’s very close to where I grew up, so this makes the weekend even more special and one to remember.”
The Belgian F1 Grand Prix weekend is screened live on Sky Sports F1 and starts with the first practice session on Friday at 09:00.
Don’t forget to check back to TVBet for a Belgian Grand Prix betting preview after Saturday’s qualification.