Conditions are overcast today at Spa-Francorchamps, the home of the 2011 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
, but there’s only a 20 percent chance of precipitation despite the hilly 4.35-mile track’s tradition for wet races.
The band of rain clouds that has been seen passing over the area in radar images over the past 48 hours appears to have done its worst damage during practice and qualifying.
The thermometer reading currently is a chilly 48 degrees F, and top temps are only expected to reach 59 degrees.
Nevertheless, if it stays dry, we should see a good race between two champions, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing and Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.
Vettel managed to qualify on pole for today’s race
, showing that he hasn’t lost any of his edge despite the four week break. Sitting next to him at second on the grid will be Hamilton, with fellow Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber at third.
As we’ve previously reported, Sebastian Vettel leads the point’s table in the 2011 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship with 234 points, which is 85 ahead of second placed Mark Webber and 88 points ahead of third placed Lewis Hamilton.
In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing remains the clear leader with 383 points, followed by McLaren on 280 points and Ferrari on 215 points.
Stay tuned for our 2011 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix race results tomorrow.