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Belgium 2011 - Qualifying // The fight for the first pole position of the second half of the season

Published by Christine Blachford

The flags are waving around the Spa-Francorchamps
The flags are waving around the Spa-FrancorchampsCredit: Team Lotus

All three Free Practice sessions were affected by some inclement weather conditions, and all saw mixed up results because of it. Michael Schumacher even topped the timesheets during FP1, on his 20th anniversary of becoming an F1 driver.

Qualifying today should be a fascinating watch, although it could quite easily tip over into the other side - of drivers watching and waiting and not risking going out too soon. We'll have to see how the weather holds up, who is brave enough to make a dash for it, and who'll be fastest up Eau Rouge.

The action begins at 1pm GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox opening half an hour beforehand for some fabulous build up.

Statistics

rain

Spa Francorchamps, Saturday

13℃

  • Low 11℃
  • Humidity 76%

Heavy rain showers

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1M WebberRed Bull1:45.77821
2L HamiltonMcLaren1:45.86318
3R KubicaRenault1:46.10019
4S VettelRed Bull1:46.12723
5J ButtonMcLaren1:46.20618

One to Watch

I'm afraid to say it, but it has to be Bruno Senna. The Brazilian has stolen all of the spotlight this weekend, and all eyes will be on him as he tries out his first qualifying of the year - in difficult conditions, no doubt.

The man himself said yesterday, after practice:

I'm making up for all these sessions that I've missed in the past by getting more miles on the clock. One thing's for sure, I’m excited about getting back in the car tomorrow.

- Bruno Senna

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Qualifying today should be a fascinating watch, although it could quite easily tip over into the other side - of drivers watching and waiting and not risking going out too soon. We'll have to see how the weather holds up, who is brave enough to make a dash for it, and who'll be fastest up Eau Rouge. The action begins at 1pm GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox opening up half an hour beforehand.
Team Lotus

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13:00GMT +01:00

27 August 2011

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