David Coulthard's Belgian GP preview

David Coulthard's Belgian GP preview

Spa is one of the classics and a great place to restart the title fight. And Michael Schumacher will still be under the spotlight as he serves his penalty from Hungary

Spa hits the top three of most Formula 1 drivers' favourite circuits. These classic old venues started life as horses and carts found their way through the forest, which became a cobbled street, then an asphalt road, and ultimately the permanent racetrack. Nature took its course to create these majestic circuits, not a university degree designer sitting at a CAD system thrusting upon us what he thinks a great track should look like.

The flow of Spa is sublime, matched by the adrenalin buzz of rushing through Eau Rouge. Sure, most of the time these days it's easily flat out, but that's 190mph – it requires ultimate precision and trust in your machinery. It certainly focuses your mind.

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