Rain Expected for Belgian Grand Prix
The long wait for Formula One fans is almost over. After about a month of waiting the eleventh round of racing is almost here. The race will be the Belgian Grand Prix held at Spa-Francorchamps.
During the first free practice it rained on and off. This weather is likely for race day, so teams are preparing for the bad weather. In the practice session Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was the fastest driver of the day. His teammate, Felipe Massa, was the 10th fastest in practice.
The likely wet weather should make for a difficult, but entertaining race. Let us know who you think will win in the comments.
There was quite a wait for the eleventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship to get underway this morning in the Ardennes. The typical Spa-Francorchamps weather did not disappoint and intermittent rain fell throughout much of the first Free Practice session. Fernando Alonso was fastest overall in 1.55.198, only completing 11 laps, while in the other F138, Felipe Massa was eleventh, doing 10 laps with a best time of 1.56.863. When conditions allowed, much of the session was dedicated to evaluating different aerodynamic configurations. The two Ferrari men ran Intermediates, then Hards and then Intermediates again, also trying some practice starts before the end of the session. Behind the Spaniard, it was Force India that completed the top three: Paul di Resta second in 1.55.224, ahead of Adrian Sutil who did a 1.55.373.