GP Belgium 2010 - result training 2nd

GP Belgium 2010 - result training 2
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W he first training in the morning started too the second session in the afternoon on a wet slope. With the cloud cover tearing up, however, the racing line quickly dried up until the first drivers with slicks finally ventured out onto the track at halftime. The times then tumbled every minute.

Pilots have to wait twelve minutes

A quarter of an hour before the end, the session was suddenly stopped completely. The reason for the red flags was given by the race management that spectators could be in a dangerous area. While the race management inspected the track in the safety car, the impatient pilots had to wait in the pits.

'Now we have been waiting for nice weather all day and then the training time is allowed to continue during the cancellation. That is against common sense, 'complained Webber during the twelve-minute break. Race director Charlie Whiting released the training session three minutes before the final whistle. In order not to lose any time, the entire field lined up in the pit lane to do a quick dry lap.

Alonso sets the fastest time of the day in the last lap

Quite Fernando Alonso was in the front of the Formula 1 traffic jam. The Ferrari promptly turned the fastest lap and outstripped Sutil by a good tenth. The Force India made a good impression in second place as the best German. Another tenth behind, Lewis Hamilton recorded the third-best time in the McLaren.

In contrast to team-mate Jenson Button, Hamilton was allowed to drive a new underbody. The second version for Button will not arrive in Spa until Saturday. With the older material, the champion still came in seventh place.

Vettel sixth, Mercedes on twelve and 13

Behind Robert Kubica (Renault) in fourth and Felipe Massa (Ferrari) on the five, Sebastian Vettel came in sixth. The more than six tenths behind the top should not be overrated because of the changeable weather conditions.

Twelfth and 13th places for the Mercedes duo Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are also not particularly meaningful. According to Schumacher, the training day went without any major problems. As the fifth German in the league, Nico Hulkenberg had his 15th time noted.

Glock crashes into the gang

For Timo Glockthe second training session was over after a quarter of an hour. At turn nine, the Virgin pilot came onto the wet marking and turned into the tire wall. The driver survived the crash unharmed, but had to hitchhike back to the pits without his demolished car.

Mark Webber also had problems. The Red Bull of the world championship leader sputtered in the meantime in gentle gear on the slope. Webber suspected an engine problem, which the box could not confirm after analyzing the telemetry. Webber accelerated briefly, but later pitted for a long time. Ironically on his 34th birthday, the veteran had to end the session in a disappointing 18th place.


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