After a few weeks during which Formula 1 paddock regulars' thoughts have been focused more on blue skies over beaches than results on track, there is no denying the huge sense of excitement about the famed 'fickle' conditions that will greet the grand prix circus in Belgium.
But irrespective of what the skies throw at F1 this weekend, the sweeps of the famed Spa-Francorchamps circuit are always a magical place to watch the world's best racing drivers in action. And this year things could perhaps be even more special than they have been for some time.
Although the current generation of F1 cars has been criticised for being too quiet, too complex and with too much emphasis on fuel economy, their characteristics could actually help bring back an edge to Spa that has been sadly lacking.
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