Hamilton wary of wet qualifying

By on Friday, August 22, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton expressed positivity after topping Friday practice ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, as he expects wet weather to strike for Saturday's qualifying session.

Cool but dry conditions greeted the teams on Friday, but forecasts suggest that rain is likely to interrupt qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

"It's great to be back in the car and it was feeling good out there today," he said.

"The morning wasn't as strong, but it definitely improved in the afternoon. As always, we still have work to do tonight, but overall today was okay.

"It stayed dry throughout both sessions but the forecast is wet for tomorrow, so it was important to maximise track time as this may be our last dry running before the race.

"We've seen rain so often here in the past and that can really mix things up - particularly when it's wet in places and dry in others.

"Your visor is almost level with the ground, so it's not like looking from above where you can see the different patches. That makes it really hard to pick out the areas where you can find grip, but it's also a lot of fun."

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