Making sense of a strange weekend

Making sense of a strange weekend

Fisichella on pole, the Red Bulls at the quiet end of the top 10, Button and Hamilton well down, Toyota and BMW quick again, and Force India quicker than Ferrari... Tony Dodgins makes sense of an odd Belgian Grand Prix

Queueing for the Ryanair budget special to Charleroi, the woman behind sounded confident: "This one should be good for Jenson because it's not a Red Bull track," she told her other half.

Mark Hughes and I glanced at each other and smiled quietly. Conventional wisdom as we headed for the Belgian Ardennes was of course that the Red Bulls would be very quick and the two big questions were just how much McLaren's recent improvement would translate on a circuit with fast corners, and whether Brawn's tyre warm-up problems would continue when temperatures were significantly lower than Valencia.

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