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Belgium 2010 - Free Practice 2 // The rain dampens spirits at Spa, but second practice is here

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Lewis Hamilton spends some time studying the data
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The first practice session in Spa was about as wet as could be, although the rain did hold off long enough for some drivers to complete about 20 laps. Full results of the morning session can be found here. It seems like Ferrari have gotten off to a good start, with McLaren close behind, but there's not much to be analysed from FP1. Perhaps the second session can give us a bit more to go on.

Weather update

rain

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday

17℃

  • Low 10℃
  • Humidity 94%

Heavy rain showers

Would you credit it, there is more heavy rain on the way for FP2. Our people on the ground in Spa felt the brunt of the conditions earlier today, with a tweet from Pat summing it up nicely:

You will not believe how wet we are.

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Oh, I believe it.

One to watch

Renault have not quite confirmed that they're running an F-Duct this weekend, not at the time of writing anyway, but all reports suggest they are. When asked, Kubica dodged the question but did confirm it will make a difference to running at Spa:

We have seen a tendency for cars running the f-duct to use higher downforce levels than normal, because they can stall the rear wing and still generate good top speed. I think that will change the approach to Spa, too, because teams will be able to run quite a lot of downforce and still achieve good top speed.

- Robert Kubica

Predictions please

Will we see anything more meaningful than a few runs to test the track? Are tyres making Free Practice even more yawnsome? Will it be Ferrari or McLaren to the top for FP2?

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The first practice session in Spa was about as wet as could be, although the rain did hold off long enough for some drivers to complete about 20 laps. Full results of the morning session can be found here. It seems like Ferrari have gotten off to a good start, with McLaren close behind, but there's not much to be analysed from FP1. Perhaps the second session can give us a bit more to go on.
mclaren.com

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

27 August 2010