Belgian Grand Prix in doubt as rain delays start despite Verstappen comments

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The Belgian Grand Prix may end up being called off as rain continues to pound the Spa track, causing major delays to the race start.

The Spa spectacle was due to start at 2pm but has been suspended due to adverse weather.

Max Verstappen, who will start on pole when the race starts, could be heard over the radio saying: "I mean, it's wet but for me it's fine to race."

But Daniel Ricciardo disagreed, saying it was the right decision to red flag the race after the safety car lap.

Verstappen's team-mate will also be hoping the delay continues, as Red Bull scramble to get him ready for the race after he crashed out during the installation lap at a very wet Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

But team chief Christian Horner said it would take a "miracle" to get him on track for the start.

Sky commentators soon began musing that the race could be held tomorrow, if the weather doesn't clear up in the coming hours.

“I think the race is going to be total chaos," McLaren CEO Zack Brown.

"Hopefully we’re not part of it. But it’ll be good for the viewers … and some of the teams.”

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