Finally it has come. F1 is back and lots of interesting things to look forward to. One being which driver Perez tries to force off track this time around. 2020 it was Gasly, 2019 Albon and 2017 Ocon. He did managed to keep his nose clean 2018, so maybe he is due for a clean one this weekend.
That being said, pressure is on with a contract yet to be signed and this is a track where you can overtake. So no excuses for Perez, really.
In general it will be interesting to see if any of the "new boys" (people who switched teams) who has had some struggles in the first half of the season, have been working hard during the summer break to find solutions for their lack of pace. I'm thinking primarily on Ricciardo. He will be desperate to have something to show. And at this point, he probably should given the amount of races that will follow suit thick and fast.
Also, pecking order. Some teams probably will have some upgrades here, and this is also a circuit where you have to sacrifice either straight line speed for Sector 2, or some downforce for Sectors 1 and 3. Will be interesting to see which teams will choose what, and what cars are more competitive than the others.
Permane from Alpine for example thought they wouldn't do good at Spa, which is slightly odd since they were quite decent in 2020 with Ricciardo taking fourth spot and Ocon bringing up the rear. Sure, high points might not be there, but I'm gonna predict double points for the team.