Mark Webber admits it was a "shame" that after a long summer break, the action at Spa on Friday was curtailed by the dismal weather.
Formula One's return to action was bordering on a washout on Friday as first the drivers only contested half of FP1 due to a downpour that hit the Spa circuit moments before practice.
It was more of the same in the afternoon, however, the rain was even heavier resulting in almost no running until the final 30 minutes.
And even then no driver completed more than five laps while six, including Webber, opted not to run at all.
"It's a shame because we love Spa and it would be nice to do some more laps, but in the end you can't really learn much in these conditions," said the Aussie, who is second in the Drivers' Championship, 40 points off the pace.
"We got some info from FP1, but you can't race when there's so much standing water on track and you probably wouldn't qualify in this, so in the end we just put the car to bed tonight and come back tomorrow."