2015 Belgian Grand Prix – Mercedes Team Inside Line

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Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical): “Belgium has recently been rated by fans as the most popular race on the calendar and it’s easy to see why. It’s a phenomenal circuit, with significant elevation changes, challenging corners and plenty of opportunity for overtaking. This is a race which is usually spiced up by the weather, with rain producing some classic Grands Prix over the years. It’s the longest lap of the season, so if conditions change just at the wrong moment there’s a long way to tiptoe back for a tyre change – often leading to significant shakeups in the order. It’s a good overall test of a car, with a strong aero package required for the high-speed content and good power necessary for the long straights and numerous climbs. Spa also sits with Monza as one of two circuits where we will see specific low drag configurations – although not to the extent of that seen in Italy. After a well-earned break, we’re all looking forward to kicking off the second half of the season and aiming to do so with a strong performance.”

 

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