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Belgian GP | FP3: Vettel and Raikkonen lead the group again in Spa

The top of the standings is read again on Saturday morning in Spa. Some clouds appeared on the circuit, leaving it all open for Qualifying.

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Belgian GP | FP3: Vettel and Raikkonen lead the group again in Spa
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Both Friday's sessions saw Vettel and Raikkonen on top of the standings; in the firsts laps, this morning, Raikkonen led Vettel on the Spa Francorchamps circuit. Some clouds could be seen on trak, but no rain dropped. Rain is expected at the end of Qualifyng session.

Hamilton and Bottas, after their Quali simulation, were able to split the red dressed drivers, with Hamilton scoring a clocked time of just less than 1 tenths slower than Raikkonen. The Finn has a special feeling with the track, having collected 4 wins through his career.

As for the other Finn, he will not have to struggle so much in Quialifying: Bottas changed several components of his power unit, getting penalty because of the fourth component for ICE, TC, MGU-H. Hulkenberg will join him at the end of the grid on Sunday.

Yesterday both Mercedes couldn't find the perfect feeling with the SuperSoft; plus, the German team has a really low rear wing, which "dances" so much even in low speed corners. A strange particular observed only on the Silver Arrows.

In the second part of the session Vettel improved his lap time, taking his team mate first position.

All went as programmed, until Valtteri Bottas caused Stoffel Vandoorne to hit the grass at the exit of the Eau Rouge Radillon. Not an easy home weekend for Vandoorne, who is last in the FP3 standings with his team mate Fernando Alonso. The crash caused red flag, leaving just 3 minutes on the clock.

The Belgian future is still unclear, as the silly season talks are still alive, suggesting that, after losing a seat in Renault, Ocon might be looking for his seat for next season.


It is still all open for Qualifying, as some raindrops appeared at the chequered flag.

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