The 2021 Belgian Grand Prix signals the beginning of the second half of this year's F1 championship, with the 12th round on the calendar coming after a four-week break since the last race in Hungary.
Spa-Francorchamps plays host to this weekend's race, with the longest track on the calendar providing a high-speed challenge for the drivers. It's a unique, old-school venue, full of long straights that blast their way through the Ardennes forest, as well as a fast and flowing middle sector.
But Spa is probably most known for the fearsome Eau Rouge/Raidillon sequence, with the corner coming under intense scrutiny in recent years following the death of Anthoine Hubert in a fatal crash in Formula 2 two years ago. It's one of the most iconic corners in all of motorsport, with a downhill dive leading into a flat-out steep climb to the right up the hill and over the brow at Raidillon.
As if Spa wasn't exciting enough, the circuit is also long enough to sometimes have mixed weather conditions at opposite ends of the track.
RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog to follow every second of the Belgian Grand Prix.
We will have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Belgium.
With the circuit playing host to the usual media day on Thursday August 26, Friday sees a normal practice day schedule.
FP1 will take place on Friday morning at 11:30am local time, with FP2 then following in the afternoon at 15:00.
Heading into Saturday, the usual FP3 session will take place in the morning at 12:00 ahead of a standard qualifying session in the afternoon at 15:00.
This will determine the grid for Sunday's Grand Prix, which takes place at 2pm BST / 3pm CET.
Session start times for the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix
|Date||Session||Time (UK time)|
|Friday August 27||Free Practice 1||10:30-11:30am|
|Friday August 27||Free Practice 2||14:00-15:00pm|
|Saturday August 28||Free Practice 3||11:00am-12:00pm|
|Saturday August 28||Qualifying||14:00-15:00pm|
|Sunday August 29||Belgian GP||14:00 - 44 laps|
How can I watch the Belgian Grand Prix?
In the United Kingdom, the Belgian GP will air live on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the race will begin at 12:30 BST/ 13:30 CET.
Race highlights will then be shown by Channel 4 in the evening following the race.
Where to watch the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix
|UK and Ireland||Sky Sports F1/Channel 4 (Highlights)|
|United States||ESPN 2|
|India||Star Sports Select 2/Hotstar (Online)|
Another way to view the Belgian Grand Prix is through F1 TV, F1's own digital streaming platform that helps you get inside the pit lane while accessing real-time statistics and timing, along with historical content.
Users can live stream every track session for every one of the Grand Prix, along with access to all the onboard cameras and team radios for your favourite drivers. In addition to Formula 1 content, you can also get F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup content as well.
Can I listen to the Belgian Grand Prix on the radio?
There will be live coverage of the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Coverage begins at 14:00 BST/15:00 CET.
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