Michael Schumacher is hoping to make the most of the British summer rain after finishing third quickest in Friday's very wet second practice.
While many of his rivals were bemoaning a wasted day at Silverstone, Schumacher insists there were lessons to be learnt - after all these are the conditions the drivers will have to deal with for the rest of the weeekend.
"There are still things to be learned on days like these and the positive about today's rain was that it is also forecast for tomorrow and Sunday," Schumacher said.
"This meant that we were able to use today to prepare for the race, primarily on the wet tyres. We also tried the intermediates briefly but they were no faster in these conditions.
"The rain was constant, which allowed us to at least complete some parts of our programme."
One of the lessons Schumacher learnt were the limits of the track as the German was spotted several times sliding off in the dismal conditions.
He finished Friday's running third quickest, 0.200s adrift of Lewis Hamilton's P1 time.
"There was a lot of standing water, but it was hard to spot from the cockpit, which meant that the drivers had to be very vigilant.
"Today's sessions went okay and, in any case, we know that at this circuit, with its particular characteristics, rain offers us good chances and opportunities."
Meanwhile, team boss Ross Brawn was full of praise for the many fans who flocked to the circuit, braving the conditions to watch - or wait for - their favourite drivers.
"A very British 'summer' day here at Silverstone, and we must say a big thank you to the fans who have braved the unpleasant conditions to be here for their fantastic support today.
"In such poor track conditions, often we won't persevere with trying to achieve much running, but it was important for us to find a good balance and set-up on the wet tyres today as these conditions are expected to remain for the weekend.
"From that perspective it was a reasonable day, and the cars seem to be well-balanced. We'll see what tomorrow brings."