Kimi Raikkonen calls Spa his favorite circuit, and the Finn has a great record in the Belgian GP. In order to get his Formula One title challenge back on track, he really needs to finish ahead of Sebastian Vettel when action resumes. Can he do it? Here’s a Q&A provided by Lotus.
You were second in Budapest before the summer break. How good would it be to go one step better at Spa?
“Usually I’ve achieved a good result at the Belgian Grand Prix, but what has happened there before doesn’t help me right now. Of course, it doesn’t cause any harm either and it would be great to win at Spa for a fifth time. Extra points are always good and if you win the race no-one scores more points than you.”
How has your history been at the circuit?
“For me there have only been good memories from Spa and it’s great to go racing there. You can’t get the same kind of a feeling anywhere else. It’s great to race with a modern racing car at a proper circuit which has such a great tradition.”