The Belgian Grand Prix is no stranger to mixed weather conditions and 2011 looks set to follow the trend, with heavy rain and sunny intervals expected over the three days.
Friday and Saturday could possibly be threatened with stoppages if the worst of the weather hits the track during practice or qualifying, though the heaviest rain isn’t expected until the afternoon, which should offer the teams and drivers some respite.
Friday is all but guaranteed to suffer from rain, but the unique nature of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, which stretches for 7km into the Ardenne forest, means it can be raining at one end, whilst the other is bone-dry.
Saturday’s conditions look slightly better with lighter rain expected, mainly toward the latter stages of the session.
Sunday will see the best weather, with little to no rain forecast for the entire event. However, that will offer the teams very little in the way of confidence as weather is notably hard to predict in this region.