SPA // Luca Badoer knows he has to be quick this afternoon, otherwise he will be out of a job with Ferrari after just two Formula One drives. There are many critics who feel Badoer is fortunate to be driving in today's Belgian Grand Prix following his poor display standing in for the recuperating Felipe Massa in the European Grand Prix in Valencia last weekend. The 38-year-old Italian made no excuses. "Last weekend was very hard for me," he said. "There were too many new things to learn - the track, the car, the new Formula One. It was a very, very difficult situation. It was still very good for me - because on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I learnt a lot of things. I have better confidence with the car; I know which direction to take for my driving style and set-up, and I have more confidence and feeling with F1."
Badoer's prospects continued to look grim after yesterday's practice sessions, however. He will again start at the back of the grid, and his problems were compounded when he broke the rear suspension of his car in the opening session, careering backwards into a tyre wall . * PA Sport