The month-long summer break has come to an end for the Formula One teams and they will be eager to start the second half of the season on a bright note. Hence, the Belgian Grand Prix, which starts on Friday with the practice session, will kick off the second half of the season.
Mercedes has been completely on a different gear when it comes to the 2015 Formula One season, as their drivers -- Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton -- have won eight out of the ten races this season. Mercedes looks in fine shape ahead of the prestigious Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps circuit.
Mercedes might have failed to win the last race, Hungarian Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton is still confident that this is going to be their year as they have raced like a champion team.
But Hamilton is fully aware that they cannot win all the races.
"I think the team effort that goes in; seeing how hard my team is working, seeing the progress we're making I think encourages me to believe that it's going to be our year. You know you just have to keep your head down and you can't win them all," said Hamilton.
Not only are Mercedes drivers leading the championship, but the constructors championship are also in their grasp as they accumulated 383 points so far. Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel's quality performance lie second in the table with 236 points and the driver is expected to give a close fight to Hamilton in the future races of the season.
Sebastian Vettel, who is the only non-Mercedes driver to have won races (two) this season, won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Another victory for Vettel could make the drivers' championship even more interesting.
Hamilton is aware of the threat Vettel and his Ferrari brings to the table. With Vettel having won the Belgian Grand Prix in 2011 and 2013, the Ferrari driver should not be short of confidence. Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull won it last year.
However, an interesting race looms large with other some top racers eager to forget the first half of the season and start the second season with a win and gather confidence for the remaining races of the season.
"Well naturally we're here to win and we're focused on making sure we stay up front but we're conscious... we're fully aware that other teams are pushing very hard and Ferrari are looking great. So we don't arrive at any race thinking that we are superior to anyone. We know that we have a fight on our hands and so we're doing to work at trying to make sure we work harder than them," added Hamitlon.
Where to Watch Live
First Friday Practice Session: 10:00 am local time, 1:30 pm IST, 9:00 am BST
Second Friday Practice Session: 2:00 pm local time, 5:30 pm IST, 1pm BST
Final Practice Session (Saturday): 10:00 am local time, 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am BST
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