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F1 Digest - Belgium Qualifying - The threat of rain fades, leaving disappointing sessions in Spa

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The rain continues, but it's not enough to see a crazy grid in qualifying. Still, there's a couple of things to note, and F1 Digest is here to straighten it all out for you.

Free Practice 3

A slow session with the rain coming on and off meant that tyre issues and setup changes were a real problem. Button didn't make a very good start at all.


Bourdais topped the first session which gave us false hope that it was going to be another mixed up session. It wasn't. The only other notable thing was Force India almost making it through to the second session, and failing.


A lot of drivers are relatively satisfied with what they achieved today considering the conditions, but know that it really all comes down to tomorrow. If it rains, which is looking less likely, the whole thing is going to be, as Massa puts it, a lottery.