Lap time watch: Mercedes so much growth as Williams battle at Spa | 2017 Belgian Grand Prix

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Ominously for the contest, Mercedes are even additional in advance than they have been one year in the past at Spa-Francorchamps.

In reality the W08s have made the largest yr-on-yr lap time achieve of any automotive within the box. At so much circuits this yr Ferrari or Renault have had that difference:

Williams arrived at Spa anticipating the monitor might go well with their automotive smartly. However they’ve had a irritating weekend, starting with Felipe Massa’s crash the day prior to this which compromised their construction plans.

They’ve made the smallest achieve of any workforce yr-on-yr by way of a way: Each and every different workforce goes no less than an additional 2d faster round Spa than Williams are.

Lewis Hamilton’s pole place time used to be virtually seconds quicker than the former easiest. That used to be set through Jarno Trulli throughout Q2 8 years in the past.

When you consider that then regulations adjustments and the occasional rain-hit qualifying consultation stored Trulli’s benchmark protected.

The groups haven’t made somewhat as so much growth with their lap occasions at Spa as they have got at different circuits.

Whilst the brand new era of automobiles generate significantly higher efficiency in Spa’s many medium-to-top velocity corners, higher drag ranges imply they aren’t in a position to boost up as so much when they hit Spa’s lengthy straights.

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