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F1 Digest - Belgium Free Practice // A rain-hit Spa delivers a slow start to Friday practice

Published by Christine

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Slow

Obviously it was wet in Spa, it always is, and the drivers struggled their way round two free practice sessions. Tune in to F1 Digest for a full round up of proceedings.

Free Practice 1

A slow start to the day, although we've seen worse, gave way to some pretty slippery laps and no major incidents. The laptimes weren't particularly outstanding, and I don't think anyone learnt anything from this session.

Free Practice 2

The predicted rain meant things got going very quickly, but the inactivity once the weather hit balanced it out a bit. Plenty of incidents as well, with many drivers meeting the barriers.

Conclusions

It seems like the majority of drivers had a pretty bad day. Normally they say it was okay and they feel like they're making progress. Today wiped out everything we already knew, and we'll start afresh again tomorrow.