Spa-Francorchamps is one of, sadly, the few 'great' circuits left on the Formula One calendar these days and, even though the track was chopped in half for its re-introduction to grand prix racing in 1983, it still represents the biggest challenge to a driver on the current schedule.
It may be a hop over the Channel and quick blast across northern France for McLaren, but Spa has become Ferrari territory, no doubt about it. Last year's performance was one of the most dominant of the season and, despite closing the gap, McLaren still don't seem to be a match for Ferrari's high-speed aero package.
Kimi Raikkonen was the only non-Ferrari driver to win in the Ardennes forest this century and he looked stronger than ever with the Scuderia here last year. He needs a repeat of that form more than ever this weekend and little less than a fourth straight Belgian GP win will do.