After Formula One's mid-summer break the teams reassembled at the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit to kick off the second half of the season. Many members of the F1 fraternity had spent their holidays in sunny climes. But things got off to damp and slippery start in Free Practice 1.
The session ended with Fernando Alonso having posted the fastest lap with a 1:55.198 in his Ferrari while Force India teammates Paul di Resta (1:55.224) and Adrian Sutil (1:55.373) rounded out the top three.
After two days of glorious sunshine the weather turned more Spa-like with drizzles and light showers on Friday morning. It had stopped raining as FP1 began but the track was still slick enough for the...
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