Stunning Spa factfile

Ready for Spa yet? It's that time of year again, for the Belgian Grand Prix. Following the summer shutdown, Lotus' Technical Director Nick Chester describes it as a "stunning track".

And he carries on: "It’s a great mixture of high-speed corners that are challenging for the drivers, as well as slower corners, elevation and some good straights as well. It’s a vast track and the unpredictable weather that comes with it often makes it a brilliant race."

Here's the factfile by Lotus F1 Team:

What about strategy. How to approach sessions and the race?

You do have to approach the sessions differently, as the circuit’s 7.004km means you tend to run fewer laps so it makes it a bit more difficult to get setup work done. It’s the same for everyone though and we manage our programme carefully as always to ensure we can achieve as much as possible in the time that we have.