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Belgium 2010 - Free Practice 3 // Lots of ground to make up as the drivers prepare ahead of qualifying

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Glock kicks up some spray during Free Practice Friday
Credit: Virgin Racing

With two wet sessions under our belts, both we and the teams and drivers will be hoping for something a bit more meaningful this morning. The weather is meant to be clearing up a bit but that doesn't mean that it actually will and anything could happen.

Weather update

rain

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday

14℃

  • Low 10℃
  • Humidity 70%

Light rain showers

Yesterday there were puddles everywhere and most of the drivers preferred to keep the extreme wet tyres on, or at least some form of wet tyre. It looks like this morning will be no different, but with just light showers predicted rather than the heavy ones we saw yesterday, it might be more suited to setting up for qualifying.

One to watch

Yesterday, Ferrari had a pretty good day with Alonso taking the top spot in both practice sessions. Everyone knows that the times in free practice are not to be believed, even more so when you throw in some damp conditions, but Alonso reckons they've got a good start. He's also aware there's work to do, though, as his Friday thoughts suggest:

If the track was to be dry tomorrow, then we must try and improve our set-up, because obviously it is not yet at its best for these conditions, given that we only had a few minutes to test on slick tyres. In fact, I felt the car was a bit nervous, while in the wet it was easier to drive.

- Fernando Alonso

Predictions please

Will the rain continue to cause a lack of running for our drivers? Who will be brave and hit the track first? Will the top five look anything like the top five in qualifying? Will Alonso manage to make it a hat trick?

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With two wet sessions under our belts, both we and the teams and drivers will be hoping for something a bit more meaningful this morning. The weather is meant to be clearing up a bit but that doesn't mean that it actually will and anything could happen.
Virgin Racing

Event start

10:00GMT +01:00

28 August 2010