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Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

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Formula 1 travels to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend for the Belgian Grand Prix. Here's you can watch the race in the comfort of your living room.

While Mercedes set the pace in the opening practice on Friday, Max Verstappen put Red Bull on top in the more representative FP2 session, potentially setting up the foundation of a thrilling two-way battle between the two F1 giants.

Lewis Hamilton said after practice that Red Bull has the edge over Mercedes, while Verstappen on the other hand downplayed his chances, saying Red Bull may not be able to fight the German manufacturer for pole position.

When is the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix? 

The Belgian Grand Prix will be held on August 30th at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. 

  • Date: Sunday 30th August, 2020 
  • Start time: 2:10pm BST / 3:10pm CEST / 9:10am ET / 6:10am PT / 10:10pm JST / 11:10pm AEST / 6:40pm IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

How can I watch Belgian Grand Prix?

The Belgian Grand Prix will be broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe: Sky TV has the exclusive rights for Formula 1 broadcast in the UK and Italy. Movistar F1 will broadcast the race in Spain. Viewers in France can tune into Canal+.

North America: The Belgian GP will be broadcast in the US on ESPN, in Mexico on Tudn and in Canada on TSN/RDS.

Asia: Most of Asia is covered by Fox Sports, including India where F1 is broadcast by sister channel Star Sports Select 2. Fuji TV Next will carry live coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage from Spa to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show the race in New Zealand.

Can I stream the Belgian Grand Prix?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream the race on a device of their choice. Sky Sports and Movistar offer live streaming in the UK and Spain respectively, with the latter's package costing seven euros a month.

Weather forecast for the Belgian Grand Prix

There is a 30% chance of rain on Sunday. Temperature will remain low throughout the day, hovering between 11C to 19C.

Belgian Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 1'41.252
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 1'41.763 0.511
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 1'41.778 0.526
4 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Renault 1'42.061 0.809
5 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull Honda 1'42.264 1.012
6 France Esteban Ocon
Renault Renault 1'42.396 1.144
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 1'42.438 1.186
8 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 1'42.532 1.280
9 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 1'42.603 1.351
10 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 1'42.657 1.405
11 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri Honda 1'42.730 1.478
12 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda 1'42.745 1.493
13 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 1'42.996 1.744
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 1'43.261 2.009
15 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams Mercedes 1'43.468 2.216
16 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'43.743 2.491
17 France Romain Grosjean
Haas Ferrari 1'43.838 2.586
18 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'43.950 2.698
19 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams Mercedes 1'44.138 2.886
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
Haas Ferrari 1'44.314 3.062

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