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F1 Belgium Preview – Start Time, How to Watch & More

F1 goes for back-to-back race weekends before heading into the summer break. Here is everything you need to know about the Belgian Grand Prix, including how to watch. You can also check the F1 predictions and odds for the weekend.

F1 Belgian GP Preview start time
Track impression, F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 27, 2022 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by HOCH ZWEI) – Photo by Icon sport

Belgian GP Start Time and UK Schedule

Belgian Grand Prix Date

The Belgian GP is scheduled for Sunday, July 30th.

Belgian Grand Prix Start Time

The Belgian GP will start at 2:00 pm BST. Check the tables below to know the start times for all sessions.

Belgian GP Schedule

Friday, July 28thStart Time (BST)
Free Practice 112:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Qualifying4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Saturday, July 29thStart Time (BST)
Sprint Shootout11:00 am – 11:45 am
Sprint Race3:30 pm


Sunday, July 30thStart Time (BST)
Race2:00 pm

How Can I Watch the Belgian GP?

If you want to know how to watch the Belgian GP in the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast the race on TV and stream it live on the internet, while NOW will also stream the race. You can watch the Belgian GP in the US on ESPN, both on TV and streaming.

Television Channels

TV ChannelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming Services

Streaming ServiceLocation
TSN DirectCanada

About the Belgian GP

The Belgian GP was part of the first ever F1 season, in 1950. Spa-Francorchamps has hosted 55 of the race’s 67 editions. From 1950 until 1970, the race was held on the original Spa layout, a 14-kilometer track that was widely regarded as one of the most challenging in motorsports history. Between 1972 and 1982, the race was held at Zolder (nine times) and the now-defunct Nivelles-Baulers circuit (twice).

F1 returned to Spa-Francorchamps in 1983, now on the new, shorter layout. Even after the changes, Spa remains among the most challenging and loved tracks in the F1 calendar. It was also at the legendary Belgian track that F1 witnessed some historic moments in Michael Schumacher’s career: the German legend’s debut in 1991, his first win the following year and his then record-setting seventh world title in 2004.

Altitude and Weather

As is always the case in Spa-Francorchamps, weather could be a major player this weekend. The forecast points to a very wet weekend, with rainfall expected from Friday through Sunday. There is a very good chance that all sessions, from FP1 to the Grand Prix and including the sprint Saturday, could be held in the wet. With visibility concerns having been raised by drivers like George Russell and Max Verstappen, there could be calls for the GP to be cancelled should weather conditions get any worse.

Belgian GP Stats

Here are the key stats to know about the Belgian GP:

Last Belgian Grand Prix2022
Circuit length7.004 km
Number of laps44
Race distance308.052 km
Lap recordLewis Hamilton, 2020 (1:46.286)

Most Wins (Drivers)


DriversNumber of Wins
Michael Schumacher6
Ayrton Senna5
Lewis Hamilton, Jim Clark, Kimi Raikkonen4
Juan Manuel Fangio, Damon Hill, Sebastian Vettel3
Max Verstappen, Alain Prost, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda2
Giuseppe Farina, Peter Collins, Tony Brooks, Jack Brabham, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, Pedro Rodriguez, Jackie Stewart, Gunnar Nilson, Mario Andretti, Jody Scheckter, Didier Pironi, Carlos Reutemann, John Watson, Michele Alboreto, Nigel Mansell, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc1

Most Wins (Constructors)


ConstructorsNumber of Wins
Mercedes, Red Bull5
Alfa Romeo, Benetton2
Maserati, Vanwall, Cooper, Eagle, BRM, Tyrrell, Ligier, Renault, Jordan1

Belgium Offers More Than Just Racing

The track is named after Spa and Francorchamps, two villages located near the circuit. Francorchamps has Mont des Brumes, one of the longest ski slopes in Belgium. Spa, as the name suggests, is famous for its natural springs. In 2021, Spa was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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