David Coulthard's Belgian GP preview

David Coulthard's Belgian GP preview

David Coulthard knows a thing or two about Spa-Francorchamps; he did win the Belgian Grand Prix there in 1999, after all. In his exclusive AUTOSPORT column, the ex-F1 racer gives his opinion on whether Red Bull can break its three-race losing streak in the Ardennes

With the summer break out of the way, we've got an exciting end to the Formula 1 season to look forward to. And what better place is there to get back to the serious business than Spa-Francorchamps – a track that's on every driver's list of favourites. A great setting, a fantastic layout – I can't wait.

The high-speed first and last sectors at Spa should fall into the zone of McLaren and Ferrari, but the aero-dependant middle section should be Red Bull's domain. That should make it very interesting to see just how that trade-off in top speed and downforce will play out, and will also give us a clue for the following grand prix – the quickest of them all – at Monza.

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