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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton tops the timesheet - ominous ahead of qualifying but the race simulation runs paint a different picture about Ferraris pace. It promises to be a fascinating weekend.

    I'll leave you with Andrew Benson's take on Friday practice. We're back for build up to final practice at 09:30 BST. See you then.

  2. FP2 - the rest

    11) Alonso

    12) Perez

    13) Grosjean

    14) Vandoorne

    15) Kvyat

    16) Magnussen

    17) Stroll

    18) Ericsson

    19) Wehrlein

    20) Massa

  3. FP2 - top 10

    1) Hamilton 1:44.753

    2) Raikkonen +0.262

    3) Bottas +0.427

    4) Verstappen +0.472

    5) Vettel +0.489

    6) Ricciardo

    7) Hulkenberg

    8) Ocon

    9) Sainz

    10) Palmer

  4. Chequered flag

    The chequered flag is waved at no-one.

    Lewis Hamilton finishes quickest in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

    Lewis Hamilton
  5. Post update

    Lance Stroll is out of his car and has whipped off his helmet. He's not going back out, no-one is to be honest. That rain is going nowhere and there's only a couple of minutes left.

  6. Keep dry at any cost?

    We know it's wet here at Spa-Francorchamps...

    However, we're not sure if this gentleman has pulled his seat off the grandstand to keep dry?

    Spectators at Spa-Francorchamps
  7. Post update

    Daniel Ricciardo may as well get the oars out and paddle. His Red Bull is basically a canoe now because the rain is that heavy. He just about manages to get back into the pits before having to abandon ship.

    Daniel Ricciardo
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    Your dream F1 role (apart from a driver)

    Rayhan: Journalist/analyst my dream role in #f1

    Chris Marsh: Given the choice of all roles in the F1 (bar driver) BBC live stream writer ;-)

    It's not as glamorous as it looks, Chris. Actually, does it even look glamorous?

  9. Post update


    Umbrellas up, macs on. The rain is fair coming down now with 13 minutes of the session remaining.

    Daniel Ricciardo ain't afraid of a few drops, though. He's gone out on inters. The rest of the teams watch on with interest.

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    TV personality and daredevil Guy Martin is getting well stuck into his weekend role as a Williams mechanic.

    What role - apart from a driver - would you most like to do in F1?

    Let us know via #bbcf1

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    Robert Way: On a bank holiday weekend it's rather apt that bad weather may dictate who takes victory!

  12. Post update

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer at Spa-Francorchamps

    On the long runs, Sebastian Vettel's average lap time was 1:49.975, Hamilton's average time is 1:50.697. A completely different picture on the race runs from what we'd seen. Friday is very difficult to read but on face value that is a surprising amount of pace from Ferrari.

    Sebastian Vettel
  13. Post update

    Jennie Gow

    BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

    It feels like Silverstone at 11am in November. It is horrible at the moment.

    Fans at the Belgian Grand Prix
  14. Post update

    The rain is getting heavier and drivers are heading back to the pits.

    "If there is rain on track we should back off, we are not going to learn anything," Renault tell Nico Hulkenberg.

  15. Heavy rain incoming

    "Reports of light rain at Turns 5 and 6. Definitely some heavy rain on the way," Fernando Alonso is told.

  16. Post update

    "Some raindrops at Turn 15. Watch out there," Sebastian Vettel is warned.

  17. Post update


    "It's spitting a bit," says Marcus Ericsson.

    Moody, moody clouds above Spa right now.