F1 Belgian GP Live Commentary and Updates - FP3 & Qualifying
By: James Newbold, Jake Boxall-Legge
17:13 And that's all from us! Keep checking out Autosport and Motorsport.com for all the news as it unravels, and we'll see you tomorrow for the race!
17:12 Here's the report from a wet and wild Belgian GP qualifying session: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/belgian-gp-qualifying-report/6655588/
17:06 Seems like it's raining even harder at this point - it'll be a struggle to get the junior series out on track.
17:01 Russell: "I thought we did a good job to get out of Q1, and now we're here on the front row. Car was great, I had so much confidence. Now, on to tomorrow."
17:01 Russell getting plenty of congratulations from the other drivers, great performance in the Williams.
16:57 Top 10 in qualifying: Verstappen, Russell, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Vettel, Gasly, Perez, Bottas, Ocon, Norris.
16:56 Ricciardo moves up to fourth, ahead of Vettel, and that's it!
16:55 Verstappen snatches pole away from Russell! It's a 1m59.765s for the Red Bull!
16:55 Hamilton can't beat Russell's time! Hamilton is P2 at the moment!
16:54 And Russell goes P1 with a 2m00.086!
16:54 Russell's on an absolute flyer at the moment...
16:53 Perez went up to second there, 0.4s faster than Verstappen.
16:51 Gasly and Perez now occupy fifth and sixth, the French driver half a second off Vettel's fastest in this final part of qualifying.
16:50 Bottas and Vettel set times in the 2m03s, as Verstappen can't capitalise on his fastest first sector and goes second.
16:50 It's a 2m01.552s for Hamilton this time, setting the benchmark so far.
16:48 It's a 52m53.387s for Hamilton at this stage, you wouldn't even go that slow on the old circuit...
16:48 Ocon came back in, and switched wets for inters. Russell is now doing the same.
16:46 Inters for the Mercedes duo, the Red Bulls and Vettel.
16:46 And we're back - Ocon's out first on the full wet.
16:43 The track seems to be dry enough at the majority of places, although there's a few puddles hanging about in Sector 2.