Formula One Returns From Summer Hiatus

Belgian Grand Prix Philip Boeckman

What felt like an eternity was only really four weeks, but finally the 2016 Formula One season is back underway this weekend, and what an event to look forward to.

We head to Spa Francorchamps for the Belgium Grand Prix, perhaps the most anticipated circuit on the calendar. What's more, the prospect of a stormy Sunday means we could get a race for the ages. If the rain stays away, Mercedes will surely run amok on the long and fast circuit, so the real focus will be on the battle for second between Ferrari and Red Bull. At the close of the first half of the season before the Summer break, Red Bull had the edge over Scuderia, and it'd be no surprise to see the outfit has made more gains over the summer break. Ferrari is in turmoil somewhat having lost James Allison, it's technical director, last month, with rumours abound that they've already decided to focus their efforts on next year's car. 

Philip Boeckman Pascal Werhlein Esteban Ocon

The Belgian Grand Prix will also see Esteban Ocon's debut in F1. The prodigiously gifted Mercedes junior driver has joined Pascal Werhlein at Manor Racing, in what has been billed as a four month battle for a future Mercedes seat. Toto Wolff has already stated that he'll "watch their progress with great interest". Marc Priestly of Sky F1 has described the pair as the 'future of our sport". 

Philip Boeckman

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