Belgian Grand Prix: UK start time, session times, how to watch

The Belgian Grand Prix goes down this weekend, and we’ve got all the information you could possibly need, including the UK start time.

On Sunday, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will play host to one of the biggest and most historic races of the season. Current front-runner, Max Verstappen, will return to his homeland, determined to get the victory in front of his adoring fans.

The Belgian-born Dutchman looks set to pick up his second world title after separating himself from Charles Leclerc in recent races. The Ferrari man started well, winning the first race of the season, but soon tailed off due to a race-ending mistake in France, and the unreliability of his car.

However, with the pressure of returning to his place of birth on his shoulders, many are curious to see how Verstappen will handle the occasion. Therefore, we’ve compiled everything you need so you won’t have to miss a second of the action.

What is the Belgian Grand Prix UK start time?

With George Russell, Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton all featuring in the top half of the Drivers’ Championship, a lot is riding on this for British fans.

The UK start time of the Belgian Grand Prix race proper is at 2pm BST on Sunday.

What are the Belgian Grand Prix session times?

As always, there’s a lot of racing taking place over the weekend. As well as the F1 action, there are also support races in F2 and F3. And below, we’ve gathered the entire schedule (via Sky Sports).

Friday, August 26

  • 9.25am: Formula 3 Practice
  • 10.35am: Formula 2 Practice
  • 12.30pm: Belgian Grand Prix Practice One (session starts 1pm)
  • 2.25pm: Formula 3 Qualifying
  • 3.45pm: Belgian Grand Prix Practice Two (session starts 4pm)
  • 5.25pm: Formula 2 Qualifying

Saturday, August 27

  • 9.30am: Formula 3 Sprint Race
  • 11.45pm: Belgian Grand Prix Practice Three (session starts 12pm)
  • 2pm: Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying (session starts 3pm)
  • 4.55pm: Formula 2 Sprint Race

Sunday, August 28

  • 7.45am: Formula 3 Feature Race
  • 9.15am: Formula 2 Feature Race
  • 12.30pm: Belgian Grand Prix (race starts 2pm)
  • 5.30pm: Belgian Grand Prix Race Highlights

How to watch the Belgian Grand Prix

As always, Sky Sports will have exclusive coverage of the action. You can watch it on your television via Sky F1 (Virgin channel 506/Sky channel 406).

Alternatively, you can tune into Sky Go or the Sky Sports app. However, if you cannot tune in live, Channel 4 has you covered. The highlights for qualifying and the GP itself begin at 6:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Sky will also be airing highlights of the entire weekend, with race highlights starting at 5:30pm on Sunday.

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