August 24th, 2022

2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Preview

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal: “The summer break was a much-needed pause after a busy first part of the season, and now we’re back on track in Belgium refreshed and motivated, ready to take on the triple-header and the remainder of the season. Nine races in thirteen weeks will be a challenge for everyone in the team, but we are keen to finish the job we started. Our July was tough, but our spirits are high and our approach remains the same: we are determined to turn the tide and place ourselves back where we belong, putting up a good challenge in the midfield and scoring important championship points. We will give it our very best and I’m confident we can do it this weekend already.”

Valtteri Bottas (Car 77): “I got to spend some quality time off, catching up with friends and family during the summer break and doing lots of sports, but now it’s time to go back to racing: I am looking forward to it, and I feel ready and motivated for the second half of the season. I quite enjoy racing in Spa: it’s a legendary track that produced impressive races in the past, and I have also been on the podium three times there. Races in Belgium are often unpredictable, and I think everything will hinge on doing our job right and take any opportunity the conditions or circumstances will offer. We will have the chance to put ourselves in the mix and bring home some points, which would be a great way to kick off the triple-header on a good note.”

Zhou Guanyu (Car 24): “It’s been nice to relax and unwind for a couple of weeks over the summer break: there was a lot to take in during the first part of my debut season and I enjoyed the chance to process it while recharging my batteries. Now, though, I am ready to get back into the cockpit. I have raced in Spa quite a few times in the past, and also got on the podium here in F2. As always, I can’t come to Belgium without thinking of Anthoine Hubert: I’ll be racing for him as well this weekend. Looking ahead, I’m entering the second half of my rookie season with confidence, looking forward to the challenges ahead: we haven’t added any points to our tally in the last races before the break, but I’m positive we have good chances to get back to it in Belgium.”