F1 » Alonso tops wet opening practice at Spa


Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time of all as rain again blighted the Belgian Grand Prix weekend.

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RemembertheBirdstrike - Unregistered

August 27, 2010 12:16 PM

Was a bit sad to see that Spa has gradually lost it's teeth when I was watching earlier, the vast expanses of tarmac at the famous turns have reduced the circuit to a poor relation of the circuit from the mid eighties let alone the proper circuit... no penalty for mistakes on the current circuit particularly, which makes driving the greatest corners like Blanchimont and Eau Rouge/Raidillon flat simple for modern cars... nothing like the challenge they should be!

RemembertheBirdstrike - Unregistered

August 27, 2010 3:21 PM

Oh no question there Taz, I'd rather see a return to some of the older less sterile places that got the chop a while back for being boring (at the time) - they would be some of the better circuits today...

Mexico City, Estoril, Dijon, Adelaide & Kyalami would all be better for racing than the current crop of no crowds Tilkefests!

blzbub

August 27, 2010 4:21 PM

sitting on the banks in the rain, eau rouge, pouhon and blanchimont, formula one cars, doesnt get much better, suzuka with the esses and 130R are close, spa is the perfect setting for the start of the final chapter of f1 2010, all we need is an alonso win on sunday and people will lose there minds,

DampMongoose - Unregistered

August 27, 2010 7:13 PM

Spa is a good track to begin the final chapter of the season but it has definitely lost all the best corners to safety issues as they no longer have any guts, but let's hope the championship doesn't go to the wire at that ridiculous, zero atmosphere waste of time venue that closes the season!

As for an Alonso win, let's hope that the petulant monobrow is taken out early! And loses his points from Hockenheim for good measure...

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