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F1: Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett take a look at the results from the Belgium. Sebastian Vettel takes the win from pole position and returns to the top of the podium.
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Hello again everyone and welcome to another Formula One roundtable here at speed dot com on modifying attention -- over -- -- you weren't you were literally beautiful pictures of old Formula One cars. That's C match at bats David Hobbs. After the long summer break. The teams went to one of the greatest racetracks in the world every driver's favorite spot but this -- Humphrey this whole weekend was so difficult. Very little dry weather running lots of rain we finally get a completely dry erase some lower bowl were all worried about tires but David has always. That's spot the first thing you have to worry about is getting through the first earn that. Ran the key around the as it turned month grid suddenly had they should have been watching the video of the GP two guys -- -- -- qualified seventh -- -- -- cup they see them of the field flatter around. Webber who qualified. Because I'm fine him because -- and Shannon went completely haywire. Crashing into everybody except -- the most gullible full chain collision and then one million -- running into one of the faster -- you know Dodgers today as well does it get involved -- goes -- for the rest today I. I didn't even realize that the -- -- guys know each other for a while. Do we saw a replay about two or three minutes into the race that was I -- out of -- who respect between Fernando Alonso He gets it from. From up since then and terror comes into Alonso -- wonder Alonso. Couple little -- it ripped his -- will run off me but Alonso. Can pull off tipped off from the has yet so that it has little right -- -- -- and then in Neifi is funny enough -- will -- in the goes and have a pre race. Interview with prudence and if so did well this is the first W may just up in the -- what do you -- -- -- race weekend in the drive thread about the field aboard housing get a big dates and bunt and Bruno said do you still living will be fine blah blah blah and completely. When I said everything be fun what I meant was I have no idea we'll find out he's noted He found out like that He slam -- -- out the slot you'd always be good. Who would also be giving a good buildup to because that was his best qualified a year of great -- to a rough so great and blah blah blah those he's out -- mountain. Mama wants them very disappointed nobody is. Those it was like in the in the Lotus garage was. At the top drivers at the end of the race I mean what do you say -- it is just one of those anomalies of the layout to spot as you remember the old the old old days well before I was -- vote -- but when he's -- on the run down towards. I don't rouge had a better chance but. With the greens being so close to last source it really isn't a natural. A bottleneck we've seen year after year when people run into each other bit. You just have to become impatient to your other guys at the back and especially when the run into each other teammates. This is the can be happy you know what's going to be happy about you know there was an interesting day three drivers -- native from world championship contention. -- Felger didn't start the race Felipe Massa and -- Ross -- but nobody had a rougher day. Then Lewis Hamilton whose remains alive in the championship but only just. Factory tripped over -- Kobayashi. Had a big accident a couple of -- -- must have been ticked off because He would posture and Kirby actually. Then -- she tried to get back confront him. And they had this coming together the top of the hill. I don't know how He didn't give him enough room or if I was taught to tell what else did go to Wachovia that you could have gone quite frankly many have to him to Toronto brought to make the cold out but. It is one of those little thin things I've been a -- and as a -- -- -- somebody needed dust off the easily. Because He Hamilton an important rushing through the field take begrudge sent off line it up. And it -- -- -- actually He kind of got expect them to suddenly tried to get back it up and I know that -- with the additional abaco B actually. Knows that aptly point frustration yanks lose confidence for McLaren -- Hamilton is gonna ultimately beat him by about half lap. We'll know later on we saw the race when Jenson Button was overtaking Fernando Alonso very much a similar situation. Alonso you know just just -- dead or touch the brakes and Everett led button complete the pass rather than. Potentially ruining both of their owners -- out on odds of being ever taken in caveat humid now he's hot so hot that. This telephone is not gonna let him three policy because 'cause yesterday's news idiotic system and probably left him relapse for the rest of that. About street course in the second to a second slower than lose -- is a caveat she -- -- under. It was a waste basket -- try and retake Lewis Hamilton and his me. There'll realm now they've done now I haven't -- Lewis Hamilton is now getting near that. Pointed out it's that he's a 113. Points and Bryan -- -- falls from third to fifth in the championship and a minds. Am Alonso. Adam -- random but. But rules that it is if you if it took out if you took out battle have been incredible -- actually -- campaigns here. Yes yeah he's on his -- his -- second night in points. Behind and somebody drivers went away from today's race thinking what might have been mean Mark Webber showed tremendous speed as quick as his teammate if not quicker. But a terrible start lost about half dozen positions for the second year in a row on my dad that and that ruined his race Jenson Button with his qualifying problems on the team brought him in -- still had a hot -- to give. Starts thirteenth goes all the way to the podium you know what but his trying to. He got an older not so much about that but apart in that so happens that because Scobee actually got involved in the first stoppage has got to be -- she's running down to. Olerud is his wing potted his ring falls off and hits buttons front wing. Rips you're better off so I mean it was must have been that close to his head down so yes I'm off. Rice -- Emerson from the that was there -- meant missing -- them if we can't experience. All the putts outside -- because -- still like that it is still came third and let's not forget Michael Schumacher. That's sad silly accident in qualifying relegated him to stone last in the field became Q what fifth at the end but -- his race have been like otherwise on it was a great race anyway but sure it's funny to watch a history out into would have been happy to finish in the points and we'll. I'm actually how to c'mon poll pick yes desire did you working really well right up until halfway through the rest up -- the alcohol to alleged -- You know Michael is very good in the right announcing -- if it -- in the race thing you know you might may well end up in the points He didn't need the right to do that. To come from style would last as you say David to fifth in the points you know he's still go to the -- -- the broke us whatever it is disposed -- still gonna have a question about it as He approaches his 43. Now I mention all the what. Whether we have which led to very little dry running and lo and behold the few draw left that got in the in Q3 qualifying indicated the tires might be a problem. And that's the way it turned out lot of radio transmissions about tires. Blistering. So the teams had to do a very very difficult balancing act reacting to situations. As the two compounds and constructions available. Played a role in the race day did it it's something that -- it came to life. Really out of being cute three and qualify when I started to dry out the -- the runners in the top ten. Started to use the dry weather tires on the inside shoulder started to blitz. I knew Rocco -- there's nothing really can do as far as suspension such is on the cob because it seems qualifying on the way because technically I'm all for -- You can't really took them until the race is flagged on the white. Well do you want to bring the car into the base and stopped on runs suspension jumpy now because you never he'd never make that time but again but. There was a lot of radio -- you side and then He was a reassuring for -- walked in the broke customer trying to second guess what every else is doing his reassured to see the strategists on the -- would engineers also scratching my -- and it released all -- just confuses -- -- -- -- -- all of radio Trent. Missions that we think so and so is doing this so we think we're gonna do that. It's fun and it's only gonna get better in the final seven races of the season two weeks from now another great racetrack months in Italy so be sure to join us. Live streaming -- speed dot com a free practice is one and three of course. Practice session to airs on speed September ninth that's Friday at 8 AM eastern time. Formula One debrief. For the Belgian Grand Prix will air that night says hungry on the graphic actually Belgium is the race will be talking about September night at midnight eastern time keeping two will be an action -- -- not. You'll see the feature race of the highlight of the finale. At 5 AM on Saturday excuse me five and I'm going all over the place here. Practiced 3 streaming Saturday morning 5 AM. Live coverage on speed knockout qualifying Saturday at 8 AM GP two Sunday at 6 AM. And the Mercedes-Benz -- ratio for the Grand Prix of Italy at 730. AM. It'll be a lot simpler when we get there trust me a until have volleys that that -- -- -- exactly expect next time I'll what you read the promulgated. For David and Steve I'm Bob Woolsey had a couple of weeks now and everybody. --