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Belgian GP: In-form Raikkonen out to restore Ferrari dominance

Ferrari will hope to return to winning ways in Belgium, where they and Kimi Raikkonen have thrived before. We look at the numbers.

Belgian GP: In-form Raikkonen out to restore Ferrari dominance
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Formula One returns from its mid-season break at Spa-Francorchamps with defending world champion Lewis Hamilton again leading the drivers' championship.

Vettel and Raikkonen lead the chase behind leader Hamilton

The Briton is enjoying a rich vein of form, but Ferrari pair Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen - the latter himself on a strong streak - remain close challengers.

Ferrari have good record at Spa - but less so recently...

And the Belgian Grand Prix is an event where Ferrari have dominated in the past, although the Italian team are currently enduring a more difficult run of results at Spa.

Belgian Grand Prix: the numbers

Using Opta data to assess the records of Hamilton, Raikkonen, soon-to-depart Fernando Alonso and more, we bring you the key numbers from Belgium.

0 - In the last 10 Belgian GPs, no driver has won consecutive races. Raikkonen, three between 2004 and 2007, was the last driver to win in successive years.

2 - Lewis Hamilton's current winning run. He has not won three in a row yet this season. The British driver has also won on two of his last three trips to Belgium.

3 - The last three races at Spa-Francorchamps have been won by the Mercedes driver starting from pole position (Hamilton 2015 and 2017, Nico Rosberg 2016).

4 - Raikkonen's wins at the Belgian GP. Only Michael Schumacher (6) and Ayrton Senna (5) have more victories.

5 - Consecutive races this season with Raikkonen on the podium. This is his longest run since 2007 (7) when he won the title.

16 - Ferrari have won more races at the Belgian GP than any other team. They have not triumphed since Raikkonen's victory in 2009, though.

44 - Alonso's points this season, just 10 fewer than in 2016, which was his best campaign since returning to McLaren.

46 - Ferrari have recorded more podiums at the Belgian GP than another other team. McLaren have the second most, 18 fewer than the Italian team.


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