Rounds 13 and 14 of the championship rounded off the European season with the two classic races at Spa and Monza. In many respects, the two races are similar in what they demand from the car, the variable weather at each only added to the similarity.
Each track is a mix of very slow and very fast, with the faster sections contributing more to the lap time and hence has a greater influence on set-up. Both tracks are deemed low downforce\drag tracks, but with more testing corners Spa requires a slightly higher level of aero grip. This places Spa on a par with Montreal for wings, whereas Monza remains the only super-low downforce track on the calendar.
For the lower downforce set-up at Spa, Ferrari ran these fins on the nose © Scarborough (Click to enlarge)
Thus we saw the shallowest wings fitted for this one-off circuit and the cars shorn of their aerodynamic addenda. The cars are certainly more pleasing to the eye in this guise, a sign of the aerodynamic rule changes due to take effect on 2009.