Michael Masi has admitted he was wrong to allow Q3 at the Belgian Grand Prix to start as scheduled – before Lando Norris had a heavy crash.

Rain affected the whole qualifying session at Spa and conditions were at their worst when the drivers were due to head onto the track for the top-10 shootout.

Norris was first to attempt a flying lap, just before which he had reported to his team that his McLaren had been aquaplaning. At Eau Rouge, the Briton lost control of his car which hit the barrier on the left, sustaining major damage, and pirouetted along the track.

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