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Belgium 2010 - Free Practice 1 // The popular Spa-Francorchamps returns to host the next F1 event

Published by Christine

Sebastian Vettel reflects on the live timing from the comfort of his car
Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It's been a good few weeks since we saw any F1 action, and I know there are plenty of people who are itching to see the cars hit the track again. The first glimpse of the Spa circuit will be during Free Practice 1, when our guys will try and get a grip on the tyre situation.

Weather update

rain

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday

17℃

  • Low 11℃
  • Humidity 95%

Heavy rain showers

You won't be surprised when I tell you that it is forecast to rain and rain and rain until well past the Grand Prix weekend. Free Practice, Qualifying and the race itself are all set to be affected by the weather conditions, and the precipitation will continue into next week as well. It's meant to lighten up as the weekend progresses, but for Free Practice, it's heavy rain all the way.

One to watch

It's Rubens Barrichello's 300th Grand Prix weekend and he is celebrating already. We've seen t-shirts being handed around to his entire team, and apparently there were tears when the record breaking feat was acknowledged with some champagne. It would be good for Barrichello to get his weekend off to a flying start, so keep your eye on him this morning.

I feel great, it's a great honour to be racing in such an event. It's brought me some good stuff, such as my first pole position. The bit that touched me is how competitive I am at 300...

- Rubens Barrichello

Predictions please

Who will be the first to get their name on the board? Will the rain curtail most of the running? Will anyone fall foul of the precipitation and find their session cut short? Who will be the slowest of the morning?

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It's been a good few weeks since we saw any F1 action, and I know there are plenty of people who are itching to see the cars hit the track again. The first glimpse of the Spa circuit will be during Free Practice 1, when our guys will try and get a grip on the tyre situation.
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

27 August 2010