The summer break is over, F1 is back and we no longer need to make engine noises every Sunday to keep ourselves entertained during the break.
Spa is here, home of the Belgian GP for the 47th time and (obviously) the longest circuit on the 2014 calendar. The race is 44 laps long with a combined race distance of 308.176km, it has been won from pole 16 times (34.78%) and from the front row 28 times (60.87%).
In total 24 drivers have won at the Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari and Michael Schumacher the most successful, as with most modern tracks, with 12 wins for Ferrari and six for Schumacher. The lap record at the latest layout was set by Sebastian Vettel in 2009, a time of 1:47.263 and an average speed of 235kph or 146mph.
Three different circuits have hosted the Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps, Nivelles-Baulers and Zolder, hosting a race almost every season, with just six years without a race. Of the drivers currently on the grid Kimi Raikkonen is most successful with four wins, Vettel has two and Button, Hamilton and Massa have one each.
The Silly Stats
If the Spa Francorchamps track was 5cm deep in water there would be more water than in two Olympic sized swimming pools.
It would take Belgian afro-powered footballer Marouane Fellaini 14 minutes to run a lap of the current Spa layout.