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Belgian Grand Prix 2023

F1 Sprint Shootout start delayed by rain

The session was set to start at noon local time.

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The start of F1's Sprint Shootout session at the Belgian Grand Prix has been delayed.

Spa-Francorchamps started the day in dry conditions as the F3 drivers ran their race on slick tyres.

But rain began to fall in the final two laps of the race, which ended around 80 minutes before SQ, and has hit the circuit ever since.

The continued rainfall and subsequent track conditions have given race control no option other than to delay the start of the Shootout.

The session, a shortened version of traditional qualifying, will be used to determine the starting grid for Saturday afternoon's 15-lap Sprint.

F1 2023 Belgian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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