Belgian GP

Before F1 Belgian Grand Prix will start, let’s to pick up where we left off

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 1 Press Conference 12:30 – 16:00
FRIDAY 27th AUGUST
FIA Formula 3 Practice Session 10:05 – 10:50
Formula 1 First Practice Session 11:30 – 12:30
W Series Practice Session 13:00 – 13:30
Formula 1 Press Conference 13:00 – 14:00
FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session 13:55 – 14:25
Formula 1 Second Practice Session 15:00 – 16:00
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 16:05 – 16:35
W Series Qualifying Session 16:30 – 17:00
SATURDAY 28th AUGUST
Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice 09:20 – 09:40
FIA Formula 3 First Race (17 Laps or 40 Mins) 10:05 – 10:50
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 11:10 – 11:30
Formula 1 Third Practice Session 12:00 – 13:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 13:50 – 14:20
Formula 1 Qualifying Session 15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1 Press Conference 16:00 – 17:00
W Series Race (30 Mins +1 Lap) 16:30 – 17:10
FIA Formula 3 Second Race (17 Laps or 40 Mins) 17:55 – 18:40
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 19:00 – 19:30
SUNDAY 29th AUGUST
FIA Formula 3 Third Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins) 10:40 – 11:25
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 11:45 – 12:15
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins) 12:05 – 12:40
Formula 1 Drivers’ Parade 13:20 – 13:50
Formula 1 ‘We Race As One’ Gesture 14:43 – 14:44
Formula 1 National Anthem 14:44 – 14:45
Formula 1 Grand 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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