Belgian Grand Prix F1 Race Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings, Live Stream & Weather Forecast

Published 08/29/2021, 3:59 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during qualifying REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


F1 remains one of the fewest sports in the entire world where rain lights up the fans. Why wouldn’t it? Saturday’s qualifying session at Spa proved to be quite exceptional, as George Russell secured what looked like an impossible front-row start for Williams, only behind the pole man, Max Verstappen.

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Now, with most of the drivers holding onto rather unusual grid positions, the fans are certainly in for 120 minutes of pure joy and adrenaline on Sunday.

Hence, amidst such an impeccable session on cards, make sure you don’t miss out on the action and take a look at when and where to watch the action unfold at Spa.

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When & where to watch the Belgian Grand Prix?

The local viewers in and around Belgium, including the Netherlands, France, and Germany will witness the lights go out at 3:00 PM. The session will start earlier at 2:00 PM in the United Kingdom. For the United States, the start time is 9:00 AM.

Moving to the Gulf, the UAE can watch the start at 5:00 PM. And just east of the Arabian Sea, India can watch the session at 6:30 PM.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

For Shanghai, the session will start at 9:00 PM, whilst it is 10:00 PM for Tokyo, Japan. Further east, the Australian continent – Australia can watch the event unfold at 11:00 PM while for New Zealand, it will be at 1:00 PM (+1 day).

Moving on to the broadcasting, Sky Sports covers all of the UK (also, Channel 4), Germany, and Italy. For Spain and Italy, it is F1 DAZN and Eleven Sports, respectively.

For the United States, ESPN holds the broadcasting right, while it is RDS for Canada. Ziggo will telecast the race around the Netherlands. For Asia, Fox Sports holds the telecasting right, with India being an exception; India will fall under Star Sports.

Weather prediction for the main race at Spa

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It was an exemplary qualifying session on Saturday at Spa, with rain mixing up the grid altogether. As things stand, the chances of rain on Sunday is much higher than on Saturday,

Hence, the rain seems pretty much imminent during the afternoon at Spa Francorchamps. Of course, the positive of rain is the element of uncertainty in the race.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during practice REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

However, there is also a downside to it. Too much rain could well lead to red-flagging the session, which is highly possible. So, how is the reality going to play out? Will the much-predicted rain show up and orchestrate a chaotic afternoon for F1? Well, let’s grab the popcorns! We are in for a belter of a Sunday.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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