The 2019 “slump” behind Hamilton’s Belgian GP power

A dominant performance in the Belgian Grand Prix underlined Lewis Hamilton’s enviable position in the 2020 F1 world championship. But it was his crushing pole lap that really set the tone for the weekend and righted an unexpected weakness of 2019

It’s strange to think that the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix produced only the second Mercedes 1-2 of the Formula 1 season so far, given just how fast its W11 challenger is and how dominant the team’s position has looked at times.

In previous events, Mercedes has lost the maximum result to poor starts (for Valtteri Bottas), to penalties (for Lewis Hamilton) and of course to the famous rubber-strewn ending to the first race at Silverstone.

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