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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps • Free Practice 2
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Free Practice 2

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Thanks for joining us here on Eurosport for the first two practice sessions from the Belgian Grand Prix, be sure to come back tomorrow for the final session and of course the all important qualifying

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Sebastian Vettel had a quiet session as he finished down in 10th but there has been little to suggest any change to the established order of the big three teams taking the top six places

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Webber's time of 1:50.321 midway through this session means he is fastest for the day ahead of Alonso, Button and Hamilton

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The chequered flag comes out with about half the cars out on track, they will trundle back round to the pits and put an end to the rather anti-climactic end to this session

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Very little going on at this stage, there are a few drivers out there but they are going round so cautiously that there is little to see

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Webber has had enough for the day now as he returns to the pits and is chatting with his team

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Senna with another dodgy corner as he locks up a little and slides off again

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Rosberg is out there giving it a go though after a good time earlier in the afternoon

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The rain has got heavier again and intermediate tyres may soon not be enough, it looks a bit risky being out there at the moment

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Clearly the times of earlier in the afternoon are in no danger of being challenged as the few drivers out there tip-toe their way round the track

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Mark Webber is out there again, as is Kobayashi, huge amounts of spray being produced by all out there

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Glock spins off but there is a very wide run-off which he takes advantage off so no harm done, clearly conditions are poor though

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The rain has eased off but it is still coming down, Virgin are clearly the bravest team this afternoon sending their man out in this

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Having said that Timo Glock is out there on intermediate tyres, very cautiouslly heading round

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The rain is thought to be hanging around for another 20 minutes according to Ferrari, that would put an end to the session if it is the case

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The top six are seperated by less than a second this afternoon with Rosberg and Massa behind the two McLarens

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Button and Hamilton chatting away, Lewis is in his car while Jenson looks like he has no intention of returning to the track

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Still no movement from the pit lane and Mark Webber's time is in no danger of being beaten this afternoon

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Drivers are still in their cockpits, but I can't see them returning to action any time soon

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Umbrellas all round amongst the spectators and they may well not have anything to watch for a while

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The rain is predicted to stay till the end of the session now and the teams may not even bother going out on intermediate or wet tyres as conditions worsen

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Everyone back now as Button and Perez make it back

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Steady but not torential rain at the moment, but easily enough to put an end to the slick tyres, everyone back in the pits now returning to intermediates

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Kovalainen the first to struggle in the return of the bad weather as he slides off onto the grass, it is time to get back into the pits and swap the tyres

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The rain has arrived!!!!!! The prophecy has been realised and that certainly is the end of the quickest laps being set, Webber will hold on to his number one spot for the remainder of the session most likely

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Webber improves his time by a tenth of a second, Alonso goes round and can't do the same so stays in second

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Everyne but Kovalainen and Petrov are out there now, plenty of traffic around

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Webber on a quick lap here and takes the lead as the times inch closer to the 1:50 mark

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Di Resta now up to third as the poor weather seems to have been slightly misjudged by the teams, they are still cashing in whilst it's dry

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Rosberg shakes up the order at the top by moving from third to first but Alonso then pinches the lead from him

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It's a German top three at the minute, with a Mexican in the form of Sergio Perez in his Sauber just behind them

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Paul di Resta makes his first appearance in the top ten this afternoon as he moves into eighth place

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We are hearing the rain is imminent now, it might be the end of changes at the top of the leaderboard

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Vettel goes quickest with a great run round, showing some excellent grip as he passes a corner where Maldonado just slid off but showed no sign of doing it himself.

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The latest predictions say rain in about ten minutes, desperate runs round to gain as much data as possible while it stays away

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Hamilton pushing hard at the top of the leaderboard now as he moves into second

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Schumacher's team mate Nico Rosberg outdoes him for now going below the 1:52 mark

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A very quick one indeed as the German produces a 1:52.102 to go to the top of the standings

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Plenty of change up and down the leaderboard as for the first time in the day there is a host of cars out there in the dry on the soft tyres, Schumacher on a quick one

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Alonso goes quickest for the day as a whole with a 1:53.942

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Hamilton out there for one of his few laps of the day and complaining about vibrations in his breaks, pretty common on a Friday session

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Alonso's time is not quite as quick as Schumacher's this morning but others will follow his lead with the slicks now and we could see rapid improvement in the times now

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The second sector looks the least wet and Alonso has cashed in going nearly three seconds quicker through there, and sets comfortably the quickest time of the afternoon session

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The tyres look to have made an immediate impact as the Spaniard goes half a second quicker than the previous fastest in the first sector

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Alonso out on the slicks trying to get a meaningful time in before the bad weather arrives

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The Australian goes even better, going under 2:01 for the first time this afternoon, it looks like the rain may be arriving though

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Webber takes the lead knocking over a second off Button's time, and Rosberg joins him ahead of the Brit as teams look to cash in whilst the rain holds off

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Kovalainen doesn't take advantage of the improving conditions there as he spins off, no one is in the vacinity though so no harm done

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Barrichello with a decent lap there sends him up to eighth place

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There is no spray at all being kicked up now, but there is rain forecast in about 20 minutes, so expect some very serious times to be set soon

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Button heads back into the pits after a really good run out

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Michael Schumacher is looking good as he moves into second place, some way behind Button's time though

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Alonso back into the pits after a few good quality laps

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Having said that he sorts himself out on the next lap and rips 1.7 seconds off Alonso's time

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Jenson Button is out there now, but not really troubling the top of the leaderboard at this stage

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Out of nowhere Sebastien Buemi takes the lead and then is blown out of the water by Fernando Alonso who goes sub-2.04 and it looks like the track is getting dryer quicker than anticipated

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Vettel shaves further time off his quickest, while Alguersuari moves into second behind him

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Heikki Kovalainen complaining of poor conditions making breaking difficult, I'm afraid he will just ahve to deal with that

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World champ Sebastian Vettel is out on track now and immediately goes quickest ahead of Senna and Webber is blown back to third in no time at all

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Bruno Senna is making up for his crash this morning by moving into second place, hoping to prove he deserves a place in the team

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Webber is clearly making it his mission to drag the times down as he goes 0.7 seconds quicker again.

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The track is still pretty greasy but the sun is out and the cars are continually heading round so hopefully we will be looking at around the two minute mark in an hours time.

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Alonso is sitting in second place and is still out there trying to improve on that, he is a way behind Webber though, around 1.7 seconds

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Webber goes quicker again on the first sector, and makes it count as he shaves another 1.4 seconds off his leading time.

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Both McLarens yet to set times yet, they weren't up to much this morning either, happy to bide their time in the pits

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Intermediate tyres are still the order of the day with a few damp patches still around, teams will be hoping to be on the slicks before too long though

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Webber improves his time at the top of the leaderboard, a lot of cars are out there and the positions behind him are changing rapidly

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Conditions are nowhere near as bad as they were when the rain came down in the first practice session and if the drizzle stays away then we could be set for some decent times by the end of this session

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A few times are being set early on but they are still not getting anywhere near the dry times set first thing this morning, Webber leads the way so far

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There are a few drivers out on the circuit as soon as the session begins, but conditions are still poor with spray marring the practice for the second time today.

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Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the second free practice session from the stunning Spa-Francorchamps circuit.