Laps: 53 laps
Start time:14:00hrs local/06:00hrs BST
Pole position is on the outside of the grid, on the racing line. There is more grip available there, but it’s a downhill start and a lot can be won and lost on how the driver releases the brake pedal.
There is one DRS zone, on the approach to Turn One.
Don't put the kettle on...
Two pitstops, on or about laps 15 and 35, has been the winning dry-weather strategy for the last few years. But Pirelli has gone one step softer with their compound choices this year and that could force drivers to make an extra stop.
413m/0.257 miles (longest of the season: Silverstone, 457m/0.284 miles). It takes 20s to make a stop
60 per cent. The track is narrow, the barriers are close and accidents usually take place at high speed, resulting in a lot of debris.
Watch out for...
The fans, who are passionate and knowledgeable. If it rains heavily, the track’s undulations produce rivers and aquaplaning is a real danger.
What makes this race interesting...
The drama of watching the fastest cars in the world, driven by the fastest drivers in the world, racing around one of the most demanding racetracks in the world.