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Massa and Alonso make a good start - The rain makes things difficult at Spa-Francorchamps

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You're listening to F1Minute and it’s the 5th September 2008.

The Belgian Grand Prix weekend got underway today with two free practice sessions, one led by Massa and the other by Alonso.

Free Practice 1, Massa was fastest ahead of Räikkönen and then Hamilton. It stayed dry for most of the session, although the track started out wet after overnight showers. There were no major incidents but Trulli had some electronic problems and Kubica moaned to his team for pretty much the entire morning.

Free Practice 2 saw some rain, and some incidents. Webber, Fisichella, Räikkönen, and Piquet all came off track, with the first two unable to continue. Alonso was fastest ahead of Massa and Kovalainen.

After both sessions, drivers were allowed to practice starts from the grid. In FP1, Bourdais couldn’t take part because his car came to a stop at the end of the pitlane, and in FP2 Kubica couldn’t take part because he stalled it. How embarrassing.

That’s everything for today. Join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.