2020 Belgian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇧🇪 THE 2020 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 7. 28th – 30th August.

1025th F1 GRAND PRIX | 76th BELGIAN GRAND PRIX | 53rd GRAND PRIX AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

2019 POLESITTER: CHARLES LECLERC | 2019 WINNER: CHARLES LECLERC


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 28th August
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 29th August
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 30th August
The 2020 Belgian Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here. 

🇧🇪 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • If he finishes in the top three, Lewis Hamilton will equal Michael Schuamcher’s record of nine podium finishes at the Belgian Grand Prix.
  • A win for Ferrari this weekend would see them equal McLaren’s record tally of eleven Grand Prix victories at Spa Francorchamps.
  • If he wins on Sunday, Charles Leclerc will become the eighth driver to have taken back-to-back wins at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. A pole for Leclerc would also make him the eighth driver to have had consecutive pole positions at the circuit.
  • If a Ferrari driver finishes on the podium, they will become the first team to have recorded 40 podium finishes at this track.
  • A second place finish for either Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel would see them equal the record of most second place finishes at Spa. The record of three runner-up finishes is shared between Alain Prost, Bruce McLaren and Michael Schumacher.

You can find more information about the records which could be broken this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Break post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

A sombre weekend at Spa Francorchamps saw Charles Leclerc take his maiden Formula 1 victory.

A rare mistake for Lewis Hamilton saw him crash out in Free Practice 3; but his car was repaired in time for qualifying. There were two engines failures in the qualifying hour – Robert Kubica pulled over with smoke billowing from his Williams, while Antonio Giovinazzi came to a halt with similar issues. Charles Leclerc took the third pole position of his career, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel over seven tenths slower alongside him on the front row. Following qualifying, Anthoine Hubert died as a result of injuries sustained in the Formula 2 Feature Race. Tributes were paid to the Frenchman ahead of the Grand Prix with a minutes silence. At the race start, Leclerc maintained his lead into Turn 1, as Max Verstappen collided with Kimi Raikkonen, ending the Red Bull driver’s de facto home race. Hamilton had made it past Vettel on the first lap, but the Ferrari driver re-took the position at the end of the Kemmel Straight. It took until Lap 32 for Hamilton to overtake Vettel once again. With Vettel cleared, Hamilton began to close in on race leader Leclerc; but his charge came to a premature end, as a heavy crash for Antonio Giovinazzi brought out the yellow flags. Leclerc claimed his first victory ahead of Vettel, dedicating his win to Hubert. Valtteri Bottas completed the podium. Lando Norris was on course for a fifth place finish, but an engine failure just before the finish line saw him classified only eleventh. With an engine penalty in his first race with Red Bull, Alex Albon diced through the field, even pulling off an impressive overtake on Daniel Ricciardo, leading him to an eventual fifth place finish.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. In previous seasons a maximum of six drivers have been selected to partake in each press conference. However, all 20 drivers will be appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference at the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, which will take place virtually.

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

TBC


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Johnny Herbert.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

The C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium) and C4 (Soft) tyre compounds will be used for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend. Pirelli will supply each driver with the same number of each compound of tyre at every race in 2020.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:45.502 (Kimi Raikkonen)
1:44.358 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:44.574 (Sebastian Vettel)
Free Practice 2 1:44.753 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:43.355 (Kimi Raikkonen) 1:44.123 (Charles Leclerc)
Free Practice 3 1:43.916 (Kimi Raikkonen)
1:42.661 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:44.206 (Charles Leclerc)
Qualifying 1:42.553 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:58.179 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:42.519 (Charles Leclerc)
Grand Prix 1:46.577 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:46.286 (Valtteri Bottas) 1:46.409 (Sebastian Vettel)