Torrential rain limited Spa running to reconnaissance laps.
With heavy, non-stop rain falling on Spa-Francorchamps, FP2 was all-but washed-out. For the first half of the session no cars ventured out at all. Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes finally appeared with 43 minutes remaining but Rosberg, and those drivers that followed him, did not complete flying laps. With five minutes remaining 18 of the 24 drivers had been out on track but none had crossed the start-finish line to record a time. Conditions were very poor, as witnessed by the spin that Heikki Kovalainen had on his outlap in the Caterham.
As the chequered flag fell, those drivers wanting to use their opportunity to make a practice start on the grid, toured around to the start-finish line. They stopped and then dropped the clutch. In crossing the line they recorded a time. Charles Pic was nominally quickest, though his time of 2m49.354s was essentially meaningless.
With no access to a dry track so far this weekend, teams still have a lot of work to do for what is predicted to be a dry race on Sunday.