What to Expect at Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2022?
As the countdown to the Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix ticks on, many motorsport fans look forward to the series of practice races, the qualifying race, and the eventual race with a lot of excitement. Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix will be the first event lined up for Formula 1 after its 2022 summer break. And the break is further fueling the unprecedented excitement levels. There is also a lot of anticipation in the air due to how the Hungarian Grand Prix events closed.
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will host Formula 1 stars from the weekend of 26 August to 28 August. Many of these Formula 1 stars are motivated to correct the wrongs of the Hungarian Grand Prix. However, the majority of the betting odds still tip Max Verstappen to bank on his Hungarian Grand Prix victory and further cruise to victory for Red Bull Racing.
Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix promises a lot of F1 experiences to fans who will be present at Spa-Francorchamps. Still, there are many more exciting things to look forward to for every motorsport fan watching the race on the race circuit and anywhere around the world.
What Formula 1 Fans should Expect at the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix
The 7.004 Kilometer Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will deliver 44 laps of breathtaking Formula 1 racing to motorsport fans on Sunday, 28 August 2022. The race schedule is loaded, and race drivers know the importance of performing brilliantly at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Belgian Grand Prix is round 14 of the 2022 Formula 1 season, and for many race drivers, it is a chance to right the wrongs of the first half of the season. The performance in Belgium can be a launch pad for future performances in the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Japan, United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi.
A review of what happened at the Hungarian Grand Prix
The Hungarian Grand Prix was a crucial race for all teams and race drivers. It’s been a long season, and all the teams wanted to finish the Hungarian Grand Prix race and proceed on the break with springs in their steps. Hungary proved to be a great experience for Formula One racing.
The atmosphere was brilliant, and fans enjoyed the amazing driving skills on display in Hungary. However, some tiny details separated the winning Red Bull and Verstappen from other drivers. Unfortunately for these other drivers, it blew the gap between them and Verstappen open.
No matter how much you prepare for a race, Formula One drivers know that several unforeseen circumstances may present during the race. Max Verstappen started the race in 10th following a power failure he experienced during the qualifying race. However, the strategies he deployed proved positive for him and Red Bull.
Leclerc and Ferrari were critical of their mistakes during the French Grand Prix. With his eyes on the World Championship, Leclerc and Ferrari had practiced preventing a repeat of the French Grand Prix performance. Although Leclerc almost didn’t put any foot wrong in Hungary, Verstappen and Red bull’s strategies proved too good for Leclerc and Ferrari.
Many Red Bull fans feared that Verstappen’s chances of winning were low. Still, other drivers and their teams could not capitalize on his early difficulties to pip the race. It wasn’t the best of races for Verstappen, but he brilliantly broke into an 80-point lead in the race for the World Championship.
Projections for the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen’s win at the Hungarian Grand Prix has set a good tone for the Belgian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old Dutchman goes into this race as the one to beat following eight previous victories in the first half of the season. Verstappen’s 80-point gap at the top of the Formula One World Championship standings is a worthy challenge for Lewis Hamilton, Sainz Jr, Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez, George Russel, and others.
For many of these race drivers, the summer break has not been a period of rest but a time for strategizing and training to take the second half and the last eight races of the season by the horn.
Formula 1’s practice schedule for the Belgian Grand Prix offers them a perfect opportunity to regain their familiarity with the circuit again before the important qualifying race and the main race. Teams are equally geared up for the Belgian Grand Prix. Although they may not be able to close Verstappen’s lead completely during the race, Ferrari and Mercedes will look to significantly reduce Red Bull’s lead as the season kicks off again.
If Verstappen delivers a brilliant performance in Belgium, he will be a step closer to the World Championship. The challenges will be greater than any challenge he faced in the first half of the season. Verstappen and Red Bull will likely finish the Belgian Grand Prix at the top of the standings. The competition will take a different turn, starting in Belgium.
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