After a little more than four weeks Formula 1 is back at the majestic 7 km long Spa-Francorchamps track.

After the sunny day on Thursday the Belgian weather returned to normal and the rain came this morning making the first Belgian practice session an extremely wet one.

The Practice 1 end sees Felipe Massa stopping on track with a lot of smoke surrounding his F2012 suggesting an engine problem.

Kobayashi ends the practice in P1 ahead of Maldonado, Ricciardo and Vergne.


Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber F12:11.38920
02.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F12:11.94114
03.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso2:12.00412
04.France Jean Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso2:12.82415
05.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull Racing2:13.19113
06.Mexico Sergio PerezSauber F12:13.86116
07.Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas2:14.21014
08.Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams F12:14.66016
09.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing2:14.86012
10.Deutschland Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas2:15.40213
11.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India2:15.81211
12.Germany Timo GlockMarussia F12:16.40916
13.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India2:16.78610
14.Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham F12:16.78816
15.United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes2:16.8275
16.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes2:16.8618
17.France Charles PicMarussia F12:17.51914
18.Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham F12:18.19910
19.Spain Pedro de la RosaHRT F1 Team2:19.54612
20.Spain Dani ClosHRT F1 Team2:19.68912
21.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F12:38.7019
22.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari2:40.7494
23.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F12:46.5809
24.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrarino time2