The rainy Belgium GP Qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps circuit left F1 fans stunned with William’s George Russell in the front row. In Q1, most of the drivers used the Wet compound tyres when they started the session. Only both of the Williams drivers, Russell and Latifi used Intermediate tyres, which seems to be the right choice made by Williams at the end of the session. Mazepin, Raikkonen, Schumacher, Tsunoda and Giovinazzi were the bottom 5 drivers in the session. Both William’s drivers made it into Q2.
In Q2, the track starts to get wetter. Nicholas Latifi had a pretty decent lap, getting P12 in the end, in front of Sainz, Alonso and Stroll, with the Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc qualified P11 in front of him. Both of the Ferrari drivers were out in Q2.
Q3 started with a very wet condition. The Aston Martin driver, Sebastian Vettel complained to his team that the track was too wet, and a red flag should be called. A horrific crash from the British driver, Lando Norris happened around 4 minutes after Q3 started, leaving the McLaren pit wall go crazy. A Red Flag is immediately brought out. The German driver of Sebastian Vettel was the first car to pass by the scene. He checked in with Norris to see if he was okay.
Thankfully, he walked out of the scene and was taken to the medical center for a check-up after that. After clearing the debris, Q3 was resumed with 9 minutes and 59 seconds left. In the last few seconds of the session, George Russell aces his lap time, getting a 2:00.086 time. Hamilton on his flying lap was 0:00.13 slower than Russell. Chequered Flag was out. Verstappen on his flying lap, 3 tenths of a second faster than George Russell. An amazing achievement from George Russell and his team. And congratulations to Max Verstappen for the Pole Position. Starting grid for the Belgium GP is below.