One driver conspicuously less happy with the state of affairs on Friday was championship leader Luiz Razia, who had a disastrous session and ended up in 18th place on the grid.
"This hasn't been the best of days, clearly," the Arden driver said after qualifying. "This morning the car felt really good in free practice, with a nice balance, and I was confident that would carry over into qualifying.
"The track was a little bit drier in the afternoon, so we lowered the ride height slightly, but it wasn't a big change and suddenly the car had massive understeer," he explained. "We made a few alterations before the second run, but that made it oversteer! We simply didn't find a balance.
"We'll look at the data and find a solution. On a positive note, overtaking is definitely possible at Spa so a points finish is feasible. That's my target."
Razia's immediate aim will be to try and catch up with his main rival for the title with three race weekends to go. Davide Valsecchi put himself into six place on the grid and stands a good chance of overhauling Razia for the points lead in today's feature race, which starts at 2.40pm BST after F1 qualifying and will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports F1.
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