F1 qualifying delayed at wet Spa-Francorchamps
By Mat Coch
Saturday 28th August, 2021 - 11:05pm
Qualifying for the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix has been delayed due to heavy rain.
Conditions earlier in the day saw damp conditions for Free Practice 3, Lando Norris the only driver to sample slick tyres.
Friday’s running took part largely in dry conditions though both hour long outings began with a damp circuit.
However, conditions on Saturday worsened, with a downpour falling during the Porsche Supercup support race which preceded Formula 1 qualifying.
That followed a delay to the day’s proceedings when the medical helicopter was unable to take off.
Amid those conditions, race control opted to delay the start of the qualifying session, which was slated to commence at 23:00 AEST.
No start time has been given, with teams advised they’ll be given five-minutes notice before the session gets underway.