Fernando Alonso believes a wet Belgian Grand Prix would better suit his and Ferrari's championship hopes.
Although Alonso holds a 40-point advantage in the Formula 1 title standings, he reckons the fact that Ferrari has not had the quickest car all season means that a downpour at Spa-Francorchamps could offer him more opportunity for a big points haul.
"When your car is competitive and you are good in that weekend, maybe a dry race is better because it is more consistent," he said during a media event with Shell on Thursday. "If you are quick you are 99 percent [likely to be] on the podium, which would be a good result already for us. If you are not competitive, I am sure the wet conditions are a help because you can do more, like choose the right tire in the right moment.
"At the moment, I don't know [which would be best], but looking at this year's championships, maybe a wet race is better for us. At the same time, wet is more risk. There is aquaplanning, white lines, curbs, so the wet race can help you a lot and take a lot as well.
"I think with the championship position, you must finish races, you must always score points, and a wet race means more risk, but it is more risk for everybody."
Alonso said that he was raring to go after the summer break, and felt that the time off was vital for everyone ahead of the punishing end to the campaign.
"It was nice time to switch off from F1 a little bit, for 10-15 days, recharge the batteries and now arrive 100 percent again with a lot of motivation, a lot of desire to be in the car," he said. "I have been looking forward to tomorrow for many days. There are seven races out of Europe, a lot of time changes, a lot of traveling now coming, so you need to be 100 percent because it will be a long final part of the season."