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Weather update - rain coming, but when? 11 Sep 2005

(L to R): Flavio Briatore (ITA) Renault Team Principal and Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 10 September 2005 Giancarlo Minardi (ITA).
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 10 September 2005 Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 10 September 2005 Pierre Dupasquier (FRA) Michelin Competitions Director (Right).
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 10 September 2005

Welcome back to race day at the Belgian Grand Prix, the 16th round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship.

As of early Sunday morning, the skies are heavy and cloudy and it is safe to say that the question is not if it will rain but precisely when. Saturday turned out to be dry for Formula One practice and qualifying, but Nelson Piquet Jnr’s first GP2 win came in a dramatic and rain-affected race that may have been a preview of what we can expect this afternoon.

The famous road course remains largely unchanged since 2004 and with a lap length of 6.976 kilometres (4.33 miles) is the longest on the calendar. Accordingly there are fewer laps. The race is run over 44 of them and starts at 1400 hours local time, which is two hours ahead of GMT.