The Formula One Belgian Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday August 26 with two practice sessions for the drivers FP1 starts at 17:30 pm IST.
The Belgian Grand Prix is a motor racing event which forms part of the Formula One World Championship. The first national race of Belgium was held in 1925 at the Spa region’s race course, an area of the country that had been associated with motor sport since the very early years of racing. To accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 but until 1924 it was used only for motorcycle racing. After the 1923 success of the new 24 hours of Le Mans in France, the Spa 24 Hours, a similar 24-hour endurance race, was run at the Spa track. Since its inception, Spa-Francorchamps has been known for its unpredictable weather. At one stage in its history it had rained at the Belgian Grand Prix for twenty years in a row.
The Belgian Grand Prix was designated the European Grand Prix six times between 1925 and 1973, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe. It is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar, due to the scenic and historical Spa-Francorchamps circuit being a favorite of drivers and fans. Frequently drivers confront a part of the course that is clear and bright while another stretch is rainy and slippery. Michael Schumacher won the Belgian Grand Prix six times and Ayrton Senna won five times, including four consecutively from 1988 to 1991. Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton and Jim Clark won four times.
The Formula One Belgian Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday August 26 with two practice sessions for the drivers FP1 starts at 17:30 pm IST and FP2 starts at 20:30 pm IST. The next day starts with free practice 3 at 16:30 pm IST and is followed by the qualifying. Sunday is the day for some high octane racing drama on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps as the race starts at 18:30 pm IST.
|Friday, August 26||17:30||FP1|
|Saturday, August 27||16:30||FP3|
|Sunday, August 28||18:30||Race|
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