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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. 

Videos
F1, Belgium GP 2019: Driver Ratings 

F1, Belgium GP 2019: Driver Ratings 

Belgian GP 2019: 5 Talking Points from the race

Belgian GP 2019: 5 Talking Points from the race

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Perception is a big thing in Formula One

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Esteban Ocon in for Renault for 2020, Nico Hulkenberg out

F1: The magic of Spa-Francorchamps 

F1: The magic of Spa-Francorchamps 

F1: 5 Predictions for the Belgian GP 2019

F1: 5 Predictions for the Belgian GP 2019

Red Bull promote Alex Albon over Pierre Gasly in bold mid-season move

Red Bull promote Alex Albon over Pierre Gasly in bold mid-season move

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F1: Top 5 sportsmanship act of all time

Belgium Grand Prix News: Charles Leclerc saved by the halo during the Belgian Grand Prix

Belgium Grand Prix News: Charles Leclerc saved by the halo during the Belgian Grand Prix

5 Current F1 drivers with the most first lap retirements

5 Current F1 drivers with the most first lap retirements

Top 5 Wet Weather Formula One Drives

Top 5 Wet Weather Formula One Drives

F1: This video proves Ferrari and Vettel are best bet for 2018 title

F1: This video proves Ferrari and Vettel are best bet for 2018 title

Opinion: Was Raikkonen short-changed by Ferrari at Spa? 

Opinion: Was Raikkonen short-changed by Ferrari at Spa? 

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F1: Verstappen claims Honda partnership will work out only by 2020

F1 unites behind divisive Halo after Belgian GP crash

F1 unites behind divisive Halo after Belgian GP crash

Driver Ratings: Belgian GP - Poor weekend for Vandoorne

Driver Ratings: Belgian GP - Poor weekend for Vandoorne

WATCH: New footage gives frightening perspective on Belgian GP crash

WATCH: New footage gives frightening perspective on Belgian GP crash

F1 2018, Belgian GP: 5 Talking Points

F1 2018, Belgian GP: 5 Talking Points

F1: Hulkenberg given 10-place grid penalty for causing Spa crash

F1: Hulkenberg given 10-place grid penalty for causing Spa crash

F1: Hulkenberg takes responsibility for Spa smash

F1: Hulkenberg takes responsibility for Spa smash

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