Spa break

We expected the Brawns not to be the quickest in Spa this weekend, but we certainly didn’t expect Button to not even make it into Q3 for qualifying at the Belgian GP.

Jenson Button told BBC Sport, “I’m a little bit worried because something is seriously not right,” after his shock exit.

He’s right to be a bit worried, because he now has a lot of work to do in the race tomorrow from 14th place on the grid, especially as the KERS equipped McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are around him. They’ll scamper off from the lights and Button will be even further back.

But what will be keeping Button awake tonight, is wondering how his teammate, Rubens Barrichello, in pretty much the same car, managed again to outperform him, starting from the second row in fourth spot tomorrow.

Yet not even Jenson’s shock exit was as much of a shock as who finished up on pole position today: Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella.

And in fact the first three places on the grid are something of a surprise, with Toyota’s Jarno Trulli and then BMW’s (!) Nick Heidfeld second and third respectively.

But it’s Force India – however light on fuel they might be – who you have to feel most chuffed for, and I don’t think anyone can begrudge Fisi and the ‘back of the grid team’ their moment in the sun.

Yet it is surely rain that Button will be hoping for tomorrow, to give him something of a chance to score big points and not to really start losing grip on the championship.

So give us your race predictions, and head over to BBC Sport’s site for a full quail list.

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What do you mean “however light he may be”? Fisichella isn’t the lightest!
And what do you mean “definately pray for rain”? We can support who TF we want to, the BBC should realise that commentaters and reporters are meant to be neutral, they’re not supposed to be supporting their country or anything. I always hate it when Jake Humphreys always says stuff like “two Brits in the top 10” or “Oh no, the Brits are out of Q3”. Can you not just report on the F1 as a whole, forgetting about the Brits for once eh?

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I’m Irish aswel.

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LEINSTER!LEINSTER!LEINSTE R!

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my prediction:
1. Jarno
2. Timo Glock
3. Kimi
but do not put you money on this, however, Jarno is about to loose his ride so that will motivate him to really push hard to get the first win for Toyota (they deserve it).
Crashes:
Hamilton, Vettel and Webber, Badoer, no his is not fast enough but he still can take himself out. Button has no chance to end up in the points, Rubens will get a couple.

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Has everyone forgotten how brilliant the Red Bull cars were in the rain earlier in the year? And the fact that Vettel always does well in the rain. Why would rain help? the Red Bull cars are still going to be infront of him!

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they dont say it but this is wane hell of a track

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If Fisichella wins( I doubt it), Then money will start growing on trees.

Never in a trillion years would I have thought that Force India would end up on the pole, I guess Vijay Mallya was right, He does know what hes doing.

BTW: Force India and Fisichella, Please dont screw up, Getting the pole is one thing, But finishing the race in pole position another…. GOOD LUCK, And please dont crash the car or lose control in the first 20 laps..

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why hasent anyone crased oh wait badoar has lol

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Fisi’s car’s is the second lightest , so he is very light on fuel. I wonder if Force India is desperate for points?
And for your update, with no rain expected. So… sorry Button… maybe not today…

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Both Brits taken out on first lap, bugger!

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This is mad!!

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Fisi’s on fire!!

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Ohhh I am soo goood!!! I should do more predictions!! Look at that!!!

# RWF said…
Saturday August 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm Link to comment Report comment

Kimi looks very dangerous right now, and has a great chance of winning because he can clean up those drivers ahead of him. They are not as strong as he, and that could lead to a win.

But if it’s dry, Fisichella has a good chance of a podium finish but not a win. I will not count on Glock or Heidfeld winning.

One these drivers is going to win if it’s dry and they don’t crash.

Barrichello (loose change on him)
Kubica (Hmm, quick, but he has to push it)
Räikkönen (Money on him)
Vettel (Money on him)
Webber (loose change on him)
Rosberg (If all goes right)

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On ya kimi! Great effort

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Well done RWF, but you know it’s easy to make a prediction like that, list a third of the field and say one of them will win, anyone can do that

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My prediction was mostly wrong but then again show me the man who predicted this result

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Seán go suck a lemon, nobody asked you anything.

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