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F1 Belgian Grand Prix

25 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

A national race in Belgium was first organized in 1925 and it was later added to the inaugural Formula One calendar as the Belgium Grand Prix in 1950. The race has been held on various circuits like Zolder, Nivelles and is currently run on one of the most famous tracks of the world, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.


The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is known to be fast and tricky, comprising of a good combination of straights and twisty corners with a stunning backdrop. The original track was 14.9 kilometres long and the race length has been reduced to 7.004 km over the years. The circuit underwent drastic changes keeping in mind safety concerns, but despite modifications, remains a favourite of fans and drivers, alike.

During each Grand Prix, the renowned high-speed corners, Eau Rouge leading into the Raidillon, challenges each driver due to its steep nature for the course of 44 laps. The circuit continues to ask questions of even well-established drivers and has been conquered by Michael Schumacher a record six times.

Among the current crop of drivers, Kimi Räikkönen has triumphed on the circuit the most number of times, 4, while Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo have also won the race atleast once.

The Belgian Grand Prix is notorious for its erratic weather, often raining at some parts of the track while the others remain dry due to the long track distance. The circuit has provided for various noteworthy wet races over the years due to the weather conditions.

Out of the 62 times that the race has featured on a Formula One calendar, it has been won 16 times by Scuderia Ferrari. Infact, Ferrari hold the fastest lap record on the modern circuit, a 1:46.577, which was established by Sebastian Vettel in 2017.

The 2018 Belgian Grand Prix would be held on the 26th of August, at 1:10 am GMT. 

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