All bets are off - but Red Bull looks strong

All bets are off - but Red Bull looks strong

The weather at Spa makes predicting form moot, but for all that, the early signs are that the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix will be driving a Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari. Which of those it is depends very much on the track being wet or dry

Forecasting form around Spa is effectively the same as trying to forecast the mercurial weather of these valleys with their own micro-climate. Both Friday practice sessions were adversely effected by the rain, but there was a 25-minute period in the middle of FP2 where pretty much everyone got onto slicks.

That small window suggested the usual three suspect teams – Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren – were set to fight out the destiny of the race again, but the form between them did appear to vary according to the weather conditions. The weather forecast indicates qualifying and race should be in the dry – but, as ever with this place, don't bet on it – in which case, Red Bull looks the strongest, albeit not by much.

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