Hamilton pleased to have changeable conditions in Belgium

Stephan Heublein

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he is happy that this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix is being run in changeable conditions, after teams and drivers had to battle through three hours of running in continually varying weather on Friday. Having been 1.7 seconds off pole position in Hungary four weeks ago, Hamilton is hoping the changeable conditions will enable him and McLaren to extract the maximum from their car compared to their main rivals.

"I'm very grateful that it's raining because the gap that we had to the other cars in the last race was quite considerable and I think being in the rain gives us a lot of opportunities," Hamilton told the press after practice on Friday. "I'm hoping that being wet and the conditions being varying, hopefully it will enable us to maximise a little bit more than if it was dry."