The day dawned bright but soon the rain descended over Spa Francorchamps. By mid-morning the circuit was damp enough for fans to shelter among the forests surrounding the circuit, even if patches of blue sky began to appear over Eastern Belgium.
The legendary Spa helicopter flew acrobatically low while the circuit PA roused the fans on a dreary Belgian morning. But soon 10'0 clock arrived and the green light came on for the start of the session.
Kimi Raikkonen was first out on circuit, eager to sample the Lotus E21 in the slippery conditions. The Finn opted to conduct a couple of practice starts, along with several of his rivals. The Lotus, as ever, was significantly louder than its...
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