The Brazilian Connection
Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix was an incident-filled race. It was also the first wet race since the Brazilian Grand Prix of 2003 and, in many ways, both events were similar. Richard Barnes analyses the similarities of two races separated by over two years
Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps proved, as is customary, to be a standout event on the Formula One calendar. It wasn't just the challenge of the Spa layout, with its classic and instantly familiar corners like La Source, Eau Rouge, Pouhon, Blanchimont, and the Bus Stop. Belgium also proved memorable for one factor that the 2005 season has lacked - the infamous unpredictability of the Spa weather.
Wet (and even damp) races have become such a rarity in F1 that they immediately invite comparison with each other. Such is the case with Spa 2005 and the most thrilling and surprising wet race of recent years - Brazil 2003. A comparison between the two events illustrates just how much - and sometimes how little - F1 can change in two years.
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