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Belgium 2008 - Qualifying // The grid is set to be decided for tomorrow's race in Spa

Published by Christine

Free Practice 3 just added to the overall sense of confusion I'm getting from this weekend, but at least a couple of things were cleared up. Firstly, Honda are really struggling. Button only made a few feet from the pit lane before pulling off to the side of the track. There was no spectacular blowout or crash, just a depressing exit from the session. With Barrichello as the slowest man completing a lap today, the team really have their work cut out for them.

On to happier subjects, Heidfeld showed he does know what he's doing by topping the time sheets, although Kubica still struggled down in 13th. Alonso continued his fine form so far this weekend to end up third. With many people featuring Alonso in their Fantasy Racers teams, there are plenty of fingers crossed that he can pull off something spectacular this weekend.

However, despite not finishing near the top, Massa, Hamilton and Räikkönen still look like the guys to beat. Massa braved only a few minutes of the session this morning, proving that he really doesn't like the rain. The Ferrari has the pace, it's all in the hands of the two men behind the wheel. Hamilton put in a blinder of a lap on his first go out, showing that he's full of confidence, even if they may be a step behind their rivals this weekend.

Supposedly the rain has cleared up now for the rest of the day, but I wouldn't place any bets on this. It's been unpredictable so far, and if it carries on this way, we're in for one hell of a qualifying session.

Let us know how you're watching, via the internet or on the tv. ITV are streaming qualifying for users in the UK, and we have some links on our Formula 1 on the Internet page. No doubt we will find some more in the comments. There's Live Timing to peruse, plus 5live to listen to.




Free Practice 3 just added to the overall sense of confusion I'm getting from this weekend, but at least a couple of things were cleared up. Firstly, Honda are really struggling. Button only made a few feet from the pit lane before pulling off to the side of the track.

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

6 September 2008