McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez believe that the team’s form will take a turn for the better at Spa.
Button, who won last year’s race, said at the last race in Hungary that the car would be more suited to the high-speed track.
“Spa has always been on my shortlist of favorite circuits in Formula One,” said Button. “I still remember my first Grand Prix there, back in 2000, when I outqualified Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari; that felt pretty special. Then I think back to my victory there last year, I had pretty much the perfect weekend – my car was fantastic, I got pole position and just led the whole race. It was one of the most satisfying wins of my career just because I felt strong and confident for the entire weekend.
“The thing about Spa is that it just feels awesome to nail a quick lap around there – you need a car that’s perfectly synced to the driver, because it’s such a long lap, and there are so many big corners, that you need to find that perfect balance. And getting the setup right – and running flat-out for nearly two minutes – feels incredible.”