The McLaren driver had topped each Q1 and Q2 within the moist circumstances that had prompted a late begin to Saturday afternoon’s motion.
However because the rain elevated firstly of Q3, Norris was caught out by aquaplaning through Eau Rouge as he went for his first flying lap.
The British driver tried to appropriate his slide however speared off into the boundaries on the left-hand aspect, hitting the tyre wall with the rear of his automotive earlier than spinning down the circuit and ending up within the runoff of Raidillon.
Though capable of climb out of the automotive unaided, Norris was seen holding his left arm and elbow as he was led to the medical automotive.
Having been taken to the medical centre, which is a compulsory requirement after such a high-speed impression, McLaren crew principal Andreas Seidl has confirmed that Norris has been despatched for additional medical checks on his elbow.
Though Norris’s automotive was badly broken within the accident, the crew nonetheless has the chance to construct him a contemporary chassis for the Belgian GP on Sunday – though that will drive a pitlane begin.
Extra to observe.