After a week off, the Formula 1 World Cup it roars again, this time in the Belgian Grand Prix, where the pilots will face the mythical track of Spa-Francorchamps. So far, the championship has played six races that started with a double in Austria, passing through Hungary, two appointments in the silverstone circuit and the last test in Catalonia.
Now, after the first six tests, F1 arrives at one of the great events on the calendar, the always complicated Belgian Grand Prix, with a Lewis hamilton exultant and with the championship half on track. The British rider is on track to match the legend of Michael Schumacher with four victories this season and accumulates 132 points. Outstanding leader in the classification, ahead of the Dutch Max verstappen (95) and his partner Valttery Bottas (89).
The six-time world champion arrives at the Spa circuit with the aspiration of continuing to accumulate successes. Despite having climbed to the top step of the podium in Belgium up to three times (2010, 2015 and 2017), the Belgian circuit is not one of Hamilton’s talismans. The German pilot Sebastian Vettel, which is not having its best campaign in Formula 1, has also achieved victory three times at Spa (2011, 2013, 2018).
The mythical curve of Eau Rouge will be part of the scene of the best battles of the fastest men in the world. Ferrari will seek in Belgium to recover the ground lost in the first races of a championship marked by the coronavirus and the overwhelming dominance of Mercedes, which will seek this weekend to continue expanding a track record that is no longer comparable. For his part, the Madrid driver Carlos Sainz, ninth in the championship, he will try to reap a few points that allow him to hunt down his teammate in Mclaren, Lando norris, who seventh in the table, leads the Spanish by 16 points.
Where to see the Belgian GP
On television, Movistar F1 will broadcast the training sessions, qualifying and the weekend’s race. In the next section the training, qualifying and race schedules are broken down.
2020 Belgian GP schedules
Friday August 28
Free practice 1: 11.00 – 12.30 hours
Free training 2: 15.00 – 16.30
Saturday August 29
Free practice 3: 12.00 – 13.00
Classification: 15.00 hours -16.00 hours
Sunday August 30
Race: 15.10 hours (44 laps)