2020 Belgian Grand Prix - Round 7
- Sunday, August 30, 2020
- Rolex Belgian Grand Prix
- F1 World Championship
Spa-Francorchamps and its cliched microclimate promised rain throughout the build-up to this weekend, but by Sunday morning it became apparent that a dry race was in store. So with fewer variables, the start was always going to prove crucial. And it was there that it almost went wrong for Hamilton but ultimately went very right.
“That start is a nightmare because it’s one of the shortest runs to Turn One and you saw out of Turn One I had a big snap getting on the gas trying to build the gap,” Hamilton said.
Permanent road course
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W09 EQ Power+), 1m46.286, 147.406 mph, F1, 2018
First Race1925 Belgian Grand Prix