The racing track in Belgium constructed in 1921 was registered under the F1 calendar in 1925. It has staged 75 races over the course of its existence.
Spa-Francorchamps circuit that stages the Belgian Grand Prix is situated in the midst of a scenic surrounding. The circuit has hosted enthralling races since forever, combined with the unprecedented weather activity that makes the race more thrilling and extremely challenging.
The Belgian Grand Prix received the honor of the European Grand Prix 6 times in total. During the pandemic, while other tracks were postponing and calling off the scheduled races, Belgium did not back out from the list.
|MICHAEL SCHUMACHER||GERMAN||1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002|
|AYRTON SENNA||BRAZILIAN||1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991|
|JIM CLARK||BRITISH||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965|
|KIMI RAIKKONEN||FINNISH||2004, 2005, 2007, 2009|
|LEWIS HAMILTON||BRITISH||2010, 2015, 2017, 2020|
|JUAN MANUEL FANGIO||ARGENTINE||1950, 1954, 1955|
|DAMON HILL||BRITISH||1993, 1994, 1998|
|SEBASTIAN VETTEL||GERMAN||2011, 2013, 2018|
|ALBERTO ASCARI||ITALIAN||1952, 1953|
|EMERSON FITTIPALDI||BRAZILIAN||1972, 1974|
|NIKI LAUDA||AUSTRIAN||1975, 1976|
|ALAIN PROST||FRENCH||1983, 1987|
|FERRARI||1952, 1953, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019|
|McLaren||1968, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012|
|LOTUS||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1985|
|MERCEDES||1935, 1939, 1955, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020|
|ALFA ROMEO||1925, 1947, 1950, 1951|
|WILLIAMS||1981, 1986, 1993, 1994|
|BUGATTI||1930, 1931, 1934|
|RED BULL||2011, 2013, 2014|
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium, has hosted various veins of motorsports. The authorities have kept a close eye on maintaining the perfect form of the track, hence it has been refurbished several times.
The circuit at present after the addition of new pit lanes and Bus Stop chicane measures 7.004- kilometers with 19 turns. It comprises 44 laps with a racing distance of 308.052- kilometers. The grid has quick, complicated, tricky corners, chicanes, turns, and bridges.
Despite the unprecedented weather situation, it is a beloved track. The circuit demands proper development of skills and strategies along with the speed to stand tall in the race.
It has produced several dramatic and historic races in its term of existence, like in the year 1952, 1963, 1966, 1985, 1995, and 2017. The title for this season’s weekend at Spa-Francorchamps went to Lewis Hamilton on August 30th, 2020.
The practice sessions, qualifying, and the race in Asia, Australia, and Latin America will stream on FOX Sports Channel. People from the Indian subcontinent can enjoy the race on STAR Sports. In Africa, SuperSport will broadcast it.
Belgium has RTBF and Telenet for the entire highlights and the streaming of the race. Brazilians could watch it on TV Globo and SporTV while Bulgarians can watch it on Nova and Diema Sport.
RDS and TSN will broadcast the entire course of the race for Canada. However, for the Czech Republic and Slovakia Sport 1, Sport2, Sport 5 will take charge of the broadcast. China will stream the race on CCTV, Tencent, Guangdong TV, and Shanghai TV.
Denmark will have TV3+, TV3 Sport, and ViaSat while Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will have TBC for broadcast.
Finland will telecast the race on MTV and France will do so on TF1 and Canal+. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will have RTL Germany for their people to enjoy the race. Greece will stream it on ERT and Cosmote TV.
Hungary will enjoy the entire weekend on M4. Israel will have the broadcast on The Sports Channel while the Italians will witness it on Sky Italia and TV8.
Japan will watch it on Fuji Television, Network Inc., and Dazn. TUDN Mexico will telecast the race for Mexico while Montenegro will view it on SportKlub.
The Netherlands will broadcast it on Ziggo, New Zealand will do so on Spark sport. Eleven Sport will telecast the entire event for Poland and Portugal. Russia will watch it on Match TV.
Spain and Andorra have Movistar. Turkey will stream it on S Sport. The United Kingdom will broadcast the entire event on C4 and Sky Sports, while ESPN will telecast the entire course for the USA.
The ongoing global health situation resulted in staging the entire event behind closed doors. The F1 officials and the teams had to abide by the rules and regulations fixed by the FIA and the F1 authorities.
The tickets for the 2021 season will be available on the F1 official website.
|LAST HELD |
Lewis Hamilton (1:41.252)
3. Max Verstappen (+15.455)
2. Valtteri Bottas (+8.448)
1. Lewis Hamilton (1:24:08.761)
|CIRCUIT DETAILS |
|MOST WINNERS||Michael Schumacher|
|MOST CONSTRUCTORS WINNERS||Ferrari|
|WHERE TO WATCH||Spa-Francorchamps|
|TV TELECAST, LIVE STREAM||https://www.formula1.com/en/toolbar/broadcast-information.html|