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F1: Wet First Practice Sees Kobayashi Go Fastest in Washout Session

As ever, the unpredictable weather at Spa reared its head during first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, meaning a large part of the session was a virtual washout. For much of the 90-minute session, a 2:17.705 lap time by Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi was the only timed lap completed. Nearly all the teams stayed in their garages rather than risk any accidents in the treacherous conditions.Save for a few installation laps—where the drivers cruise around slowly and return to the pits without setting a time—the situation at the top of the time-sheets remained this way until over half way through practice. Then, as the rain let up with around 40 minutes still remaining, we eventually saw a relative flurry of a...

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