This year’s Belgium Grand Prix marks the 300th race start for Michael Schumacher. The Belgium GP has always been very special for Michael Schumacher and it is a great coincidence that this year’s Belgian GP marks his 300th race start.
Speaking ahead of the Belgium GP, here is what Schumacher had to say: “Spa is like my living room; for me, it’s clearly the number one race track in the world. It’s uncanny how I always seem to have special moments there – my debut, my first win, a world championship victory and many great races. The fact that I will also take part in my 300th Grand Prix at Spa was somehow almost inevitable and we will have to celebrate it in the right way. I’m proud to be just the second driver in the history of the sport to reach this milestone and there’s no question that we are looking to have a particularly nice weekend. We delivered a good performance in Spa last year; I’ll be doing everything possible to drive a strong race.”
Though Mercedes have been going backwards in the last few races, there is lot for them to look forward to as the high speed nature of the track featuring long straights will favour them. Apart from the second sector especially the high speed pouhon corner, the nature of the track should play to strength of W03.
Nico Rosberg is equally optimistic for the race and here is what he has to say prior to it: “I always look forward to racing at Spa; it’s one of the highlights of the season and definitely one of my favourite tracks. The circuit itself is outstanding, with of course the most exciting corner of the calendar in Eau Rouge. It’s been nice to have a break over the last month and for everyone at the team to have some time to relax with their families, but we’re all looking forward to the action starting again in the second half of the season. There’s a lot of hard work ahead to make sure we are competing where we want to be and challenging towards the front of the field.”