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Belgium 2010 - The race // Another Red Bull pole position, but still a race to complete

Published by Christine

Webber celebrates his birthday on Friday. A win today would be, eh-hem, the icing on the cake
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Qualifying offered up the goods already this weekend, so we're expecting either great things from the race, or nothing very much at all. There is no in between. With Red Bull on pole, as per usual, and a handful of other drivers sprinkled out of position, anything could happen. The only question is, how many penalties will be dished out during the course of the race?

Weather update

rain

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday

12℃

  • Low 8℃
  • Humidity 87%

Heavy rain showers

More rain is predicted over the next couple of hours, and if the wet conditions do happen, it means tyre strategy goes straight out the window. The normal tyre strategy anyhow. At Spa, it will likely be a case of when to put on the wets and when to gamble staying on dry tyres. The temperatures look pretty cool, so grip might be an issue.

One to watch

It pains me to say it, but I'll be keen to see what Schumacher can achieve. He's starting way down the grid, is supposedly awesome when the conditions aren't the best, and has everything to prove. Ahead of the race, he was pragmatic about their chances:

We know that we are, out of our own efforts, unable to win the race - that is pretty clear to everybody. But with these particular weather conditions we will face this weekend, who knows what is going to happen. We just have to make sure to be ready for it.

- Michael Schumacher

Predictions please

Who will be the first to spin off? How many places can Michael Schumacher make up? WIll Force India manage to screw up their tyre allocation again? Who will win the race? I know, let's have another poll:

Who will be your race winner for the 2010 Belgium GP?

  • Mark Webber

    43%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    37%
  • Robert Kubica

    3%
  • Sebastian Vettel

    3%
  • Other

    13%

30 votes

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Qualifying offered up the goods already this weekend, so we're expecting either great things from the race, or nothing very much at all. There is no in between. With Red Bull on pole, as per usual, and a handful of other drivers sprinkled out of position, anything could happen. The only question is, how many penalties will be dished out during the course of the race?
Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

29 August 2010