The Belgian Grand Prix could be the most anticipated race of the Formula 1 season. Not only is the win at Spa Francorchamps circuit as difficult as possible, but the future of current F1 drivers and, above all, the championship title is at stake!

Show must go on.

The summer break is drawing to a close and Formula One is back with a bang as three crucial races start in three weeks! During a period of rumor and innuendo both on and off the track, here are the key questions ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen, who is leading?

Despite the fact that Lewis Hamilton excelled in the last race at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the intrigue in the battle for the championship title continues to mount. It is still unclear who is faster, Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen. Bookmakers accept bets and fans split 50 / 50. This three-way battle at Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Monza can change everything in F1 drivers “standings!

George Russell
George Russell

The most coveted spot is next to Lewis Hamilton.

It’s pretty clear who Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate will be for 2022, but they just didn’t say to us. Three weeks out with three races to go, there’s simply no time for talks. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said he will make a decision between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell during the summer break, although there are no guarantees yet that it will be made public during that time. So the Belgian Grand Prix will at some point decide the future of Valtteri Bottas and George Russell.

F1 calendar 2021, What is planned for the season?

On plans we have 23 races for the 2021 F1 season, but the Covid 19 situation ensures that it will remain a very moving target until the end. Suzuka also says to us goodbye, Japanese Grand Prix cancelled, due to the covid-19 situation. The main question is now on how best to replace the race in Suzuka.  Traditionally, in November we were originally supposed to go to Australia, but for now it’s a TBC  slot.

Whether it is 23 races or the previous record of 21, there will be plenty of twists and turns in the sport, and the ability to respond effectively to last-minute changes could play a key role this year between success and failure.

 

Spa-Francorchamps
Spa-Francorchamps

Belgian Grand Prix 2021 Schedule (local time)

THURSDAY 26th AUGUST
Formula 1Press Conference12:30 – 16:00
FRIDAY 27th AUGUST
FIA Formula 3Practice Session10:05 – 10:50
Formula 1First Practice Session11:30 – 12:30
W SeriesPractice Session13:00 – 13:30
Formula 1Press Conference13:00 – 14:00
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session13:55 – 14:25
Formula 1Second Practice Session15:00 – 16:00
FIA Formula 3Press Conference16:05 – 16:35
W SeriesQualifying Session16:30 – 17:00
SATURDAY 28th AUGUST
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice09:20 – 09:40
FIA Formula 3First Race (17 Laps or 40 Mins)10:05 – 10:50
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:10 – 11:30
Formula 1Third Practice Session12:00 – 13:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session13:50 – 14:20
Formula 1Qualifying Session15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 – 17:00
W SeriesRace (30 Mins +1 Lap)16:30 – 17:10
FIA Formula 3Second Race (17 Laps or 40 Mins)17:55 – 18:40
FIA Formula 3Press Conference19:00 – 19:30
SUNDAY 29th AUGUST
FIA Formula 3Third Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins)10:40 – 11:25
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:45 – 12:15
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (15 Laps or 30 Mins)12:05 – 12:40
Formula 1Drivers’ Parade13:20 – 13:50
Formula 1‘We Race As One’ Gesture14:43 – 14:44
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 – 14:45
Formula 1Grand Prix (70 Laps or 120 Mins)15:00 – 17:00

* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments, local time noted


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