Belgian Grand Prix

Belgian Grand Prix 2020 Winners, Qualifying, Circuits, Track

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.

Most Winners

NAME NATIONALITY YEAR
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

Most Constructors Winners

MANUFACTURER YEAR
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
MASERATI 1933, 1954
BENETTON 1992, 1995

Circuit Details

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.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 30, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas who finished in second place | Courtesy: Pool via REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq

Where to watch

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.

Tickets

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.

Belgian Grand Prix at a Glance

FOUNDED 1925
FIRST HELD 1925
LAST HELD

POLE POSITION

PODIUM

2020

Lewis Hamilton (1:41.252)

3. Max Verstappen (+15.455)

2. Valtteri Bottas (+8.448)

1. Lewis Hamilton (1:24:08.761)

CIRCUIT DETAILS

CIRCUIT LENGTH

TURNS

7.004-km

19

LAPS 44
MOST WINNERS Michael Schumacher
MOST CONSTRUCTORS WINNERS Ferrari
WHERE TO WATCH Spa-Francorchamps
TICKETS https://grandprixevents.com/belgian-grand-prix/2021/overview
TV TELECAST, LIVE STREAM https://www.formula1.com/en/toolbar/broadcast-information.html