After a long summer break comes to an end, Formula 1 returns this week at Spa-Francorchamps. And the second half of the season kick-off with a dull start as the Belgian GP got cancelled after heavy rainfall.
Sergio Perez who qualified seventh for the race, lost the control of his car despite going slowly at the Les Combes corner during his reconnaissance laps ahead of the race.
The race which was planned to start at 3 PM local time got delayed because of the wet weather, with the rain showing no signs of relenting. After 25 mins minute delay, a brace of formation laps behind the Safety Car followed, before Race Director Michael Masi threw the red flag.
After a long delay, Red Bull mechanics got the golden opportunity to fix Perez's car. Although it was unclear whether he can join the race but later race director, Michael Masi permitted the Mexican to start the race but only from the pit lane.
The rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix got canceled after been suspended for a second time barely 10 minutes after restarting under a safety car about three hours after its scheduled start time.
After the second restart, the race got canceled after completing just over 4 laps behind the safety car. Hence, with the cars failing to complete over 75% of the race, half-points are all they get.