Formula 1 racing gets back underway after the summer shutdown this weekend at the historic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium. The 2019 edition of the Belgian Grand Prix has Lewis Hamilton as the obvious favorite to win the always important Pole-Position. Hamilton has been P1 at Spa five times, with three of those coming in the last four years. That is the most of any F1 drivers in the long and storied history at Spa, with the McLaren supercar namesake – Ayrton Senna – following in second with 4 Pole Positions. Based on Mercedes and Hamilton’s seemingly unbeatable combination in recent years, and Hamilton’s ability at Spa they would appear the favorite to win this weekend in Belgium and this is reflected with a +137 odd . It may not be that simple a task, as Ferrari’s SF90 has the most punch out of the fielded cars power units. If Ferrari drivers, Sebastian Vettel (+275) or Charles Leclerc (+300) can maintain composure in the turns of section 2, they may just be able to pull away in the long and fast sections (1 and 3) to bring a P1 finish to Team Ferrari. It should also be noted that Leclerc won a massive 0.668s Pole Position in F2 here in 2017 so he clearly enjoys racing at Spa. His teammate, Vettel, won the Belgium Grand Prix in 2018 and the advantages to the Ferrari SF90 could see him repeat. As mentioned with Hamilton and his eight wins so far in 2019 and his 5 P1 positions previously at Spa, he should not be looked over while considering any bets on this weekend’s winner. As a side note, Kimi Raikkonen has the most wins at Spa (4) so a long-shot bet on him to win could pay huge. Kimi is currently +100,000. See all the race day odds here –