Dantesque conditions at Spa-Francorchamps. The start of the Belgian Grand Prix, initially scheduled for 3pm this Sunday, is delayed due to the rain which continues to fall on the circuit. The race management decided to interrupt the start procedure. It remains to be seen until when. The cars were in place on the starting grid when the decision was made by race management. Postponed several times at 3:10 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:20 p.m., the start of the formation lap was given at 3:25 p.m. But the conditions were still too rainy to be able to give the real start.
Besides the new start time, the procedure is not yet known either, between a stopped or started start behind the safety car. “It’s quite horrible, I hardly manage to see the car in front of me and there is aquaplanning, for example explained Lando Norris (McLaren) during the formation lap. The goal of the weekend in the Belgian Ardennes has already caused the accident of the same Norris, Saturday, during the qualifications. Sunday, it is Sergio PÃ © rez (Red Bull) who went off the track while ‘he circled around to position himself on the starting grid.
Second in the championship, Dutchman Max Verstappen is in pole position ahead of Britons George Russell (Williams) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), current world championship leader. Vertappen is eight points behind Hamilton before this 12th out of 22 round this season.
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