Belgium Preview: Kimi Raikkonen to Win

Paul EnglishCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2009

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 29:  Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 29, 2009 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Right, here is a quick prediction for what will happen in tomorrow's race.

Kimi Raikkonen is starting sixth on the grid.  Ahead of him are Fisichella, Trulli, Heidfeld, Barrichello, and Kubica.

All are cars that probably don't have the race pace of Kimi, with the exception of Barrichello.

So as they line up to start the race, Kimi's finger hovers over his KERS button.  The lights go out, and he stays to the left, presses the magic button for a split-second, blasting past Kubica and Barrichello.

Objective one is complete, the main threat is behind him. Kimi gains another place as Heidfeld gets caught up in the traffic jam of La Source, he's third, Trulli's rear wing right in his face.

They hurtle towards Eau Rouge, their bodies compress in to their seats and as they rise over the crest, Kimi hits the KERS button again.  Trulli is slipstreaming Fisichella and moves to the right.

The Force India is hogging the middle, squeezing Trulli, but Kimi's magic button power having put him in position now has them both side by side in front of him, moves over to the right brakes later than late, puff of smoke from the inside left, and he's off into the distance leaving the two Italians behind.

With five laps, to go Kimi Raikkonen is leading as he always has been able to.  Completing the top eight are Barrichello, Vettel, Trulli, Webber, Kubica, Fisichella and Heidfeld. Hamilton and Button lurk just behind.

Surely nothing can take the race from Kimi now.  He looks up at the sky, and sees the clouds darkening, surely it couldn't happen again...?

Anyway, that is my guess of what will happen, but at Spa you can't be overly certain! 


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