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Belgium 2010 - Qualifying // The grid is about to be decided for the race at Spa-Francorchamps

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Jaime Alguersuari navigates a puddle during practice on Friday at Spa
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Free Practice this morning started out nice and dry so we saw plenty of running before a shower kicked in with about 15 minutes to go. The only real notable incident was Vettel coming to a halt in the exceedingly narrow entrance to the pitlane - the problem as yet undefined.

Weather update

showers

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday

14℃

  • Low 10℃
  • Humidity 75%

Light rain showers

When it was dry, it was very, very dry. When it rained, it really poured. The sight of the mechanics dashing back into the garages after pushing their cars to a standstill was quite immense. A sea of umbrellas went up in the crowd, and many drivers got out of their cars. For qualifying, they can't do that, and more rain is expected.

One to watch

We'll assume that Red Bull have managed to fix whatever was wrong with Vettel's car, but keep your eye on him anyway. He hasn't looked on top form so far this weekend, and he's usually so dominant in qualifying that this could be someone else's chance to get pole position. It could be Hamilton in the McLaren, or it could even be Kubica in his bright yellow Renault.

Predictions please

Will the rain cause no end of havoc? Who will be the first to end up in the barriers? Who will be the surprise knockout of the first session? Will Vettel get through an entire session? And of course, who will be on pole position? Hey, let's have a poll:

Who will take pole position for the Belgium Grand Prix?

  • Fernando Alonso

    21%
  • Sebastian Vettel

    26%
  • Robert Kubica

    5%
  • Mark Webber

    32%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    11%
  • Other

    5%

19 votes

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Free Practice this morning started out nice and dry so we saw plenty of running before a shower kicked in with about 15 minutes to go. The only real notable incident was Vettel coming to a halt in the exceedingly narrow entrance to the pitlane - the problem as yet undefined.
Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

28 August 2010