Williams Randomly Adds Motorcycle Racer To Pit Crew Ahead Of F1 Spa

A big crowd is expected to camp out and herald Formula One's "return to work" from the beach at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix where Stoffel Vandoorne will hope to mark his retention by McLaren with a strong showing in front of his home fans. Its fast, undulating sweeps are a stern test for vehicle and driver, and with an average speed approaching 145 miles per hour, it's one of the fastest laps of the season.

The Scuderia has struggled to match MercedesAMG racers on high-speed circuits like Spa, we will hold see if MBZAMG has the edge when the F1 season resumes at the weekend. For example, rain at one end and sunshine at the other. It unfortunately happened in the race weekend, and it kept me out of the auto. Pirelli has nominated its ultrasoft compound for the first time at Spa, together with its supersoft and soft compounds.

British driver Hamilton leapfrogged Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, who was second-fastest on 1:45.015, while Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was third, 0.427s behind.

Massa came down sick after FP3 on Saturday at the Hungaroring, reporting that he felt dizzy behind the wheel of the Williams FW40 vehicle. The damage caused required a replacement chassis for his auto.

Following a summer break, Forumla One was back in action at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps track where the Mercedes driver trails Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 14 points in the championship standings.

Hamilton won at Spa in 2015, but was beaten by team-mate and 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg past year and has had mixed results at the famous old sprawling and high-speed circuit.

Ferrari has revealed significant updates to its SF70H ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. He stands 33 points out of first place.

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