Williams Martini Racing’s chief technical officer Paddy Lowe is looking forward to “getting back to racing” this weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Williams have had a tough 2018 with only four points to their name thanks to Lance Stroll in Baku with Sergey Sirotkin the only driver on the grid yet to score a point, but despite this, they have moved up to ninth place in the Constructors’ Championship thanks to the annulling of all of the Sahara Force India F1 Team’s points following their acquisition by the consortium led by Lawrence Stroll and subsequent renaming as Racing Point Force India.
Lowe believes the team returns to action feeling refreshed and ready to go.
“We returned refreshed from the summer shutdown and are looking forward to getting back to racing action in Belgium this weekend,” said Lowe.
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps one of the fans favourites on the calendar and Lowe is enjoy the old school challenge the track present to the teams. Spa is the longest track on the Formula 1 calendar and being situated in the Ardennes forest, the weather can present different challenges to the drivers.
“The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is favourite amongst fans, teams and drivers and has an old-style layout which is a great challenge,” said Lowe. “It’s also the longest on the calendar but includes some iconic corners including Eau Rouge.
“Set in the Ardennes forest, it is a picturesque setting but with that comes the changeable weather which can be different at different parts of the circuit presenting its own challenges to the drivers and engineers.”