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Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps
Race: Podium
1
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Nationality
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Nationality
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Nationality
4
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Nationality
Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps RACE TRACK, 01 Sep 2019
Winner
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
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01 Sep 2019

Don't forget to join us next weekend for the Italian GP from Monza. 

01 Sep 2019

Thank you for following our live commentary of a hugely entertaining and emotional race at Spa-Francorchamps. From myself, Sean Parker, have a good evening. 

01 Sep 2019

Bottas: "It's a decent result, but the race didn't quite work out exactly how we wanted - Ferrari were very fast on the straights and I didn't have much of a chance to fight for the lead today"

01 Sep 2019

McLaren's Lando Norris voted driver of the day, despite ending up on the grass on the final lap. 

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton: "I gave it absolutely everything I had... It was a really difficult race today: Ferrari were just too fast on the straights. "Congratulations to Charles for his first win, he's had it coming all year, so I'm really happy for him."

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc: "On the one a hand a dream I've had since I was a child has been realised, but on the other, it has been a very difficult weekend. I grew up with Anthoine and I want to dedicate my win to him"

01 Sep 2019

"Difficult to enjoy a weekend like this. But thanks. First, win - a dream come true." Charles Leclerc emotional on his maiden F1 victory.

01 Sep 2019

An emotional maiden victory for Ferrari's Charles Leclerc as he dedicates his win to F2 driver Anthoine Hubert who died on Saturday. 

01 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc wins his first-ever GP! 

01 Sep 2019

Giovinazzi has gone off the track. 

01 Sep 2019

Final lap. 

01 Sep 2019

Gap down to 1.7 secs now. 

01 Sep 2019

This is tense, two laps to go and Hamilton is just over 2 seconds behind Leclerc. Can the Ferrari driver hang on for the win?

01 Sep 2019

3 laps to go. 

01 Sep 2019

Closing stages of the Belgian GP as Mercedes tell Hamilton to close the gap on Leclerc. 

01 Sep 2019

5 laps to go.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc leads Hamilton by 5.3 seconds with Bottas in P3. 

01 Sep 2019

6 laps to go and Vettel puts in another fastest lap: 1:46.730.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel fastest lap: 1:46.409

01 Sep 2019

Vettel pitting for soft tyres.

01 Sep 2019

11 laps to go as Bottas hones in on Vettel in P3

01 Sep 2019

Lap 32/44: Leclerc, Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton in P3 is closing in on Vettel. 

01 Sep 2019

Lap 27/44: Leclerc leads

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc closing in on Vettel, just 1.3 seconds behind the German 

01 Sep 2019

Vettel leads the race from Leclerc. 20 laps to go.

01 Sep 2019

Bottas pits and stops for 2.3 secs. Amazingly quick stop. 

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton told to box. 

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc called to box (come into the pits). 

01 Sep 2019

Vettel the fastest on track now 1:47.087. He is P4

01 Sep 2019

Vettel pits and takes on medium compound goes on. 

01 Sep 2019

SportPesa Racing Point's Lance Stroll also pits. 
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:49.044
1:23:45.710
44
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:48.467
0.981
44
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:51.254
12.585
44
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:52.487
26.422
44
5
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:51.568
81.325
44
6
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:55.250
84.448
44
7
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:50.410
89.657
44
8
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:49.977
106.639
44
9
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:51.052
109.168
44
10
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:50.957
109.838
44
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:49.854
1 LAP
43
13
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:54.374
1 LAP
43
14
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:58.562
1 LAP
43
15
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:51.056
1 LAP
43
16
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:53.008
1 LAP
43
17
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:51.832
1 LAP
43
R
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
RETIRED
0
R
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
RETIRED
1
R
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
RETIRED
42
R
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
RETIRED
43

01 Sep 2019

Having waited so long for a race, we now have another in just a weeks time, as the circus heads to Monza, home of the Prancing Horse. They'll be looking to get their second consecutive win and with their straight-line speed, you'd fancy them to do just that. Join us here from Friday morning for live coverage of the whole race weekend - see you there.

01 Sep 2019

Well, a tragic weekend ends in a fitting manner, with Charles Leclerc, a friend of Anthoine Hubert, taking his first win and more importantly, every driver finishing the race unharmed. Congratulations to Leclerc on his richly deserved first win, and a shoutout to Sebastian Vettel, who effectively won Ferrari the race when holding Hamilton up for a precious few laps.

01 Sep 2019

The remaining order was: NOR, MAG, GRO, RIC, RUS, RAI, KUB, GIO, SAI (Ret), VER (Ret).

01 Sep 2019

Perez finished P6 ahead of Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Gasly and Stroll.

01 Sep 2019

Norris had some kind of issue on the final lap, moving down from P5 to P11. Albon also passed Perez just before the line, meaning he finishes a career-best P5.

01 Sep 2019

It was just over a second between Hamilton and Leclerc at the line, and Bottas and Vettel come home P3 and P4 some way behind.

01 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc holds off Hamilton to win his first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix!

01 Sep 2019

Final lap and Hamilton is just over a second behind.

01 Sep 2019

The gap is around two seconds. Surely Leclerc is going to lose out on a victory again?

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc hitting traffic and it's hurting him. Hamilton now less than three seconds behind.

01 Sep 2019

The gap between the top two is now just over four seconds, with four laps to go.

01 Sep 2019

Albon passes his old team-mate Kvyat for P7. He has a pretty hefty gap ahead to Perez though.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc maintaining a seven-second lead to Hamilton. Not to jinx it, but it looks like he could get his long-overdue first win here.

01 Sep 2019

Albon passes Ricciardo around the outside to move up to P8. Great move in a solid debut for the Thai driver.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel pits for softs.

01 Sep 2019

Elsewhere, Alex Albon is up to P9 having passed Pierre Gasly. He could finish as high as P6 here.

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton passes Vettel in the DRS zone, but he's now nearly seven seconds behind Leclerc. That time bought by Vettel could be crucial come the end of the race.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel doing an excellent job of holding Hamilton off here, giving his team-mate some precious time.

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton is flying. At this rate, he could catch Leclerc, let alone Vettel. He may not be leading, but if Vettel can hold Hamilton up here, he could give his team the win.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel reports that his tyres won't make it to the end as he's rapidly caught by Lewis Hamilton. Presumably, Ferrari will bring him in again.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel does indeed let Leclerc through, and will now need to hold off those pesky silver cars in his mirrors.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc should be passing Vettel any lap now, assuming the German is smart and lets him through.

01 Sep 2019

Bottas pits and comes out five seconds behind Hamilton, as Leclerc sets the fastest lap of the race.

01 Sep 2019

Mercedes follow suit and bring Hamilton in. He comes out over five seconds behind Leclerc.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc pits for mediums and as expected comes out behind his team-mate. Over to you, Charles.

01 Sep 2019

Well, Vettel is sure to pass the top three when they all pit, but they'll all have much fresher tyres for the closing stages.

01 Sep 2019

The entire circuit stands and applauds on Lap 19 in honour of Anthoine Hubert, who raced with the number 19. A touching moment for motorsport.

01 Sep 2019

With Vettel's pace at the moment, Leclerc will come out behind him. Hmm.

01 Sep 2019

Mercedes have made an error here, as Vettel has put in some seriously quick laps to ensure he'll stay comfortably ahead of the Brit.

01 Sep 2019

Currently a 45% chance of Hamilton coming out ahead of Vettel, but Mercedes keep him out for now.

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton flying on this lap - this is going to be close.

01 Sep 2019

Vettel comes in to pit for medium tyres. He'll be trying the undercut to pull away from Hamilton.

01 Sep 2019

The midfield runners are starting to pit now, with Hulkenberg and Gasly the first to come in.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc flying now, building a lead of three seconds. Vettel may be under pressure, but Leclerc is in no such trouble.

01 Sep 2019

As Hamilton hunts down Vettel, Bottas now sets the fastest lap of the race. Mercedes are looking strong here.

01 Sep 2019

Gasly now passes Magnussen. The Frenchman is enjoying life back at Toro Rosso, currently in P8.

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton within DRS range of Vettel.

01 Sep 2019

Perez passes Magnussen and into P7. The Dane has been holding up the midfield for a while now.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc building a lead to Vettel, with it now surpassing two seconds. Vettel meanwhile, is just over a second clear of Hamilton.

01 Sep 2019

In his first race for Red Bull, Albon is currently sat in P14 in a Reanult sandwich, with Daniel Ricciardo all over the back of him.

01 Sep 2019

Hamilton reporting that Vettel's "not that quick". Well, free to pass him, Lewis.

01 Sep 2019

Leclerc makes an excellent getaway to pull away from Vettel who locks up at Turn 1 and has to fend off Hamilton.

01 Sep 2019

Okay, SC is coming in now. For real this time.

01 Sep 2019

We have our second retirement of the day already, courtesy of Carlos Sainz due to mechanical issues. The Safety Car will stay out.

01 Sep 2019

Safety Car ending.

01 Sep 2019

The top four is as it started, with Norris enjoying an excellent start to move up to P5, ahead of the Haas drivers.

01 Sep 2019

It looks like quite a lot of cars were caught up in the Turn 1 incident. Daniel Ricciardo is pitting alongside Raikkonen and Carlos Sainz.

01 Sep 2019

Max Verstappen is out of the race! The Dutchman retires after contact first with Kimi Raikkonen, and then the barrier. The Safety Car is out.

01 Sep 2019

And we're off! Leclerc gets away well, as does Hamilton who takes Vettel at Turn 1! Only briefly though, as Vettel quickly takes P2 back!

01 Sep 2019

Formation lap underway. Here we go.

01 Sep 2019

Wolff: "They (Ferrari) have a big power advantage, so we just have to be clever in the strategy and turn a deficit of our car into victory, like in Budapest."

01 Sep 2019

A minutes silence is about to be held. RIP, Anthoine Hubert.

01 Sep 2019

Chase Carey: "It's been a very difficult weekend, our thoughts and prayers are with all of Anthoine's family and friends. The support of the entire community, all the drivers and teams, has been wonderful."

01 Sep 2019

Quite rightfully, the grid is full of tributes to the late Anthoine Hubert, with many more sure to follow throughout the race. After yesterday's tragic events, let's all just hope for a safe race today. Just under 30 minutes until lights out.

01 Sep 2019

Many had hoped for rain today to mix things up, but it looks like it'll stay dry. The temperatures will be a lot cooler nonetheless, which is good news for Mercedes.

01 Sep 2019

The rest of the grid is: NOR, HUL, GAS, RUS, SAI, STR, ALB, GIO, KVY, KUB (Pit-lane).

01 Sep 2019

Rounding out the top ten is Daniel Ricciardo, who enjoyed an excellent qualifying yesterday, finishing P6. Why he now starts P10 with a FIVE PLACE grid penalty I don't know. Just go with it.

01 Sep 2019

Behind them, Sergio Perez starts P7, ahead of the Haas boys of Magnussen and Grosjean, all who moved up two places due to grid penalties for the Renaults.

01 Sep 2019

Max Verstappen starts P5. He believes the Ferraris will be too quick today but is expecting a close fight with the Silver Arrows for a podium, so watch this space. He starts ahead of the King of Spa himself, Kimi Raikkonen.

01 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc stormed to pole position yesterday, going a whopping seven-tenths quicker than team-mate Vettel, who struggled with traffic and only just managed to fend off the Mercedes' of Hamilton and Bottas, who start P3 and P4 respectively.

01 Sep 2019

Well, it's a mild, cloudy afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps, where the Belgian Grand Prix will get underway is just over an hour. Let's go through the starting grid.

01 Sep 2019

Hello and welcome to the Belgian Grand Prix on what is sure to be an emotional day following the tragic passing of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert on Saturday. He will be very much in mind throughout today's events. Full build-up begins shortly.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:42.519
0
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.267
0
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.282
0
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:43.415
0
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:43.690
0
6
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.557
0
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.706
0
8
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:45.086
0
9
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:44.797
0
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:44.257
0
11
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:44.847
0
12
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:44.542
0
13
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:46.435
0
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:47.548
0
15
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:46.507
0
16
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:45.047
0
17
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:45.799
0
18
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
0
19
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:46.518
0
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
0
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:43.587
4
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:44.109
0.522
4
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:44.622
1.035
7
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:45.141
1.554
7
5
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:45.260
1.673
6
6
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:45.528
1.941
5
7
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:45.560
1.973
5
8
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.637
2.050
7
9
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:45.694
2.107
6
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:45.732
2.145
6
11
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:45.839
2.252
6
12
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.842
2.255
7
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:45.899
2.312
5
14
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:46.000
2.413
5
15
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:46.154
2.567
6
16
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:46.435
2.848
5
17
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:46.507
2.920
6
18
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:46.518
2.931
4
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:47.548
3.961
6
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
2

31 Aug 2019

It looked like an engine failure for the Italian. It's not just Mercedes having issues of the sort, clearly...

31 Aug 2019

Our second retirement of the session, courtesy of Antonio Giovinazzi, brings an end to the session. GAS, SAI, KVY, RUS and KUB are out of qualifying.

31 Aug 2019

Verstappen goes P3 with a 1:44.622. That'll be a relief for him and the team, and the stands.

31 Aug 2019

Sainz and Kvyat are currently in the drop zone alongside the Williams car and Verstappen.

31 Aug 2019

Verstappen has now returned to the pits in the hopes of fixing the issue. Five minutes to go here...

31 Aug 2019

The rest of the grid is setting times though, with Leclerc currently top with a 1:43.587, half a second clear of Vettel and over a second faster than the rest.

31 Aug 2019

Max Verstappen was going to set the first lap of the day, but he pulled out after reporting a problem. He's stayed out rather than pitting, for now.

31 Aug 2019

Hamilton is out in what looks like a fully repaired car. Don't break it again, Lewis.

31 Aug 2019

The session is back up and running.

31 Aug 2019

While we're waiting for the session to restart, let's run through the penalties this weekend. Carlos Sainz and the Renaults have five-place grid penalties, while Albon, Kvyat and Stroll will start from the back of the grid. Engine changes galore.

31 Aug 2019

As is so often the case, the Ferrari garage is full of mechanics and an FIA official inspecting Charles Leclerc's car. Not again guys, surely...

31 Aug 2019

Whether the issues are a cause for concern for them or not, they'll certainly be grateful for the extra time to work on Hamilton's car.

31 Aug 2019

First Perez, now Kubica. That Mercedes power unit really is looking dodgy this weekend - can it really last nearly 50 laps?

31 Aug 2019

Robert Kubica has pulled over to the side of the track, with flames pouring out of the back of his car, reminiscent of Perez's issue earlier this weekend. The session has been red flagged due to it.

31 Aug 2019

We're underway, with George Russell the first man out on track.

31 Aug 2019

The rest of the pecking order is anybody's guess. You'd think Haas and Alfa Romeo, with the same power unit as Ferrari, would be strong, but so far this weekend it's been Racing Point and Renault who have gatecrashed the top six. Five minutes until lights out.

31 Aug 2019

Red Bull meanwhile haven't looked too far off the Silver Arrows, much to the delight of the huge Orange Army that has come here to support Max Verstappen. Quite a daunting task for new Red Bull man Alex Albon, going up against not only arguably the best driver on the grid, but thousands of orange-clad fanatics too. Still, he can't do much worse than Gasly...

31 Aug 2019

Mercedes looked in good shape to pounce on the usual Ferrari mishaps, up until this morning in FP3 where, at the chicane, Lewis Hamilton sent his car hurtling into the barriers. His team have been working hard to fix it ever since, and they should just about have it ready.

31 Aug 2019

As many had expected, Ferrari seem to be the dominant team here this year, topping every practice session comfortably. A front-row lockout is their's to lose today - can they do it?

31 Aug 2019

Good afternoon and welcome to coverage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. All times are local.
Qualifying 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:43.376
9
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.506
0.130
9
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.592
0.216
11
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:43.980
0.604
12
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:44.132
0.756
10
6
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.140
0.764
12
7
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:44.632
1.256
10
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.707
1.331
11
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:45.047
1.671
8
10
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:45.149
1.773
11
11
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:45.196
1.820
10
12
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:45.399
2.023
11
13
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:45.626
2.250
11
14
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:45.799
2.423
8
15
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
7

31 Aug 2019

That's that for Q2, with GRO, NOR, STR, ALB and GIO out.

31 Aug 2019

Hulkenberg improves to get himself out of Q2, pushing Stroll down into the drop zone after Magnussen goes fast enough to take P10.

31 Aug 2019

The cars are out for their final runs...

31 Aug 2019

With penalties meaning he'll start at the back anyway, Red Bull have decided not to send Albon out again.

31 Aug 2019

With just over five minutes to go, those in the drop zone are Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Norris, Albon and Giovinazzi, who is of course not taking part.

31 Aug 2019

Leclerc goes top with a 1:43.376, just over a tenth ahead of Vettel. Hamilton is only two tenths off.

31 Aug 2019

Albon the first of the big boys to set a time, and it's only quick enough for P7. Raikkonen currently leads.

31 Aug 2019

The track is clear and we're underway.

31 Aug 2019

The start of Q2 has been delayed as the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi is being taken away on the back of a truck.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:42.644
15
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.282
0.638
17
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.476
0.832
15
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:43.578
0.934
18
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:44.239
1.595
15
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:44.257
1.613
16
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.902
2.258
17
8
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.978
2.334
17
9
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:45.711
3.067
17
10
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
15

31 Aug 2019

Well, Ferrari look seriously strong here, a long way ahead of the rest. Surely this time they can convert their dominance to a first win of the season, and maybe even a career first for Leclerc? It is Ferrari, so who knows... Join us tomorrow at 8 am local time to see it all unfold.

31 Aug 2019

LEC, VET, HAM, BOT, VER, RAI, PER, MAG, GRO, NOR, RIC, HUL, GIO, GAS, RUS, KUB, SAI, STR, ALB, KVY. That's my best effort, although with Giovinazzi and Kubica having engine failures, expect them to drop to the back too.

31 Aug 2019

Right, I'm sure you all want to see the starting grid for tomorrow with penalties applied, so er, I'll give it a go. Wish me luck...

31 Aug 2019

Meanwhile, Bottas got to within just over a tenth of his team-mate and Vettel, but could do no more. He starts P4 tomorrow ahead of Max Verstappen.

31 Aug 2019

Nevertheless, it's nowhere near quick enough to get near Leclerc, who takes pole position by seven tenths of a second!

31 Aug 2019

Hamilton can't improve enough, but Vettel does, taking P2 from the Brit!

31 Aug 2019

Verstappen leading the group of leaders round, while the midfield pack are further back on track.

31 Aug 2019

Cars are out for their final laps.

31 Aug 2019

Red Bull look to be closer to Renault than the front runners, with Verstappen just 0.018s ahead of Ricciardo.

31 Aug 2019

Leclerc leads Hamilton by over half a second at the moment, with Vettel eight tenths off.

31 Aug 2019

Q3 is underway, with Leclerc currently leading Hamilton, with Vettel making mistakes and struggling to put a lap together.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:44.574
20
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:44.788
0.214
20
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:45.507
0.933
18
4
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:45.584
1.010
19
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:45.882
1.308
25
6
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:45.973
1.399
16
7
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:46.198
1.624
16
8
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:46.426
1.852
23
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:46.433
1.859
22
10
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:46.557
1.983
20
11
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:46.669
2.095
23
12
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:46.670
2.096
19
13
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:47.024
2.450
20
14
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:47.176
2.602
18
15
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:47.333
2.759
22
16
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:47.488
2.914
21
17
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:47.636
3.062
20
18
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:47.968
3.394
26
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:48.784
4.210
24
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:48.966
4.392
24

30 Aug 2019

Well, Ferrari have put the marker down there, can Red Bull or Mercedes respond? Join us for FP2 where we will find out.

30 Aug 2019

Hulkenberg, Norris, Raikkonen, Grosjean, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Kvyat, Gasly, Latifi and Kubica complete the order.

30 Aug 2019

Vettel fastest in FP1, with Leclerc completing a Ferrari one-two. Verstappen, Albon, Bottas, Hamilton, Stroll, Ricciardo, Perez and Sainz round out the top 10.

30 Aug 2019

Five minutes to go in FP1.

30 Aug 2019

Lock ups and trips onto the grass, it has been a rough session for Hamilton.

30 Aug 2019

In the one-off Williams battle, Latifi is 0.182s up on Kubica, oh Robert.

30 Aug 2019

Hamilton moves within a tenth of Bottas but P6 is likely still below his expectations.

30 Aug 2019

Gasly almost four tenths down on Kvyat currently, the Toro Rosso pair are P17 and 18 respectively. Perhaps the real surprise though is SportPesa Racing Point - Stroll holds P7 while Sergio Perez is also flying high in P9.

30 Aug 2019

P10 for Hamilton.

30 Aug 2019

Hamilton sets off on a flying lap using the medium compound, he is still without a time in FP1 after his earlier problems.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen still 0.9s down on Vettel after his latest flying lap on the softs.

30 Aug 2019

Welcome to the party Ferrari - Vettel sets a 1:44.574 to take P1 with Leclerc two tenths behind - both have cleared Verstappen by over a second. Bottas still running the mediums is P4 between the Red Bull's.

30 Aug 2019

Albon improves to a 1:46.0, two tenths down on Verstappen, Red Bull one-two at the moment.

30 Aug 2019

Sainz jumps up to P2.

30 Aug 2019

The first half of FP1 gave us very little indication of who is looking quick, little surprise there, but Verstappen has made a positive start.

30 Aug 2019

The first set of tyres have been handed back so now we wait for the next rush.

30 Aug 2019

50 mins gone, your top 10 - Verstappen, Ricciardo, Albon, Bottas, Leclerc, Hulkenberg, Vettel, Sainz, Stroll and Perez.

30 Aug 2019

Leclerc is locking up a fair bit out there.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen finds a second on his next soft-tyre run, posting a 1:45.803. Albon improves to P3 but he is still just over a second shy of his team-mate in the early stages.

30 Aug 2019

VSC period over.

30 Aug 2019

VSC is out, plenty of debris on the Kemmel Straight. The engine cover has come off the SportPesa Racing Point of Lance Stroll.

30 Aug 2019

Daniel Ricciardo smashes the fastest time on the softs to go P1 with a 1:46.7 - three tenths faster than Charles Leclerc on the same tyres. Verstappen slots in between the pair.

30 Aug 2019

Hulkenberg is out on the softs but he goes into P3, two tenths down on Stroll.

30 Aug 2019

Lance Stroll takes over P1 by 0.091s, running the mediums like Bottas.

30 Aug 2019

Daniil Kvyat has spun at Turn 1, while reversing across the white line out of the pits he almost collects a Ferrari. Robert Kubica also spins in identical fashion.

30 Aug 2019

A 1:47.535 from Bottas gives us the first competitive lap of the session.

30 Aug 2019

Drama - Lewis Hamilton has lost power! The new spec Mercedes engine, which we believe him to be running, briefly gave up the ghost already. "box box box if you can" is the message from the team. He finds power again and makes his way to the garage.

30 Aug 2019

Lando Norris out on track. There was a scare for him heading into the weekend after he was seen in a leg brace, but McLaren insisted it was only a precaution and it seems they were right. Kimi Raikkonen is the other part of the walking wounded, he will use FP1 as a test of how troublesome his leg injury is.

30 Aug 2019

28c track temperature at the moment, 19c air temp - but no drivers out on track to experience it right now.

30 Aug 2019

Nicholas Latifi is in the Williams for this session, taking over from George Russell.

30 Aug 2019

Most of the grid head out and back in for their installation laps.

30 Aug 2019

Just an installation lap for the Dutchman as he returns to the pits.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen flies out onto the track. The Dutchman is expecting the Spec 4 Honda engine at some point this weekend, but there will be no penalties for him unlike team-mate Albon.

30 Aug 2019

FP1 is go go go!

30 Aug 2019

No threat of rain for this session, very little chance in fact for the whole race weekend. Shame.

30 Aug 2019

Just a few minutes to go now until Formula 1 returns when FP1 goes green in Spa.

30 Aug 2019

Sebastian Vettel called the media "disrespectful" citing their recent treatment of him, he will be desperate for victory this weekend like he achieved here last season to silence the critics - for now anyway.

30 Aug 2019

Moving back to where it matters in Formula 1 - the title race, Championship leader Lewis Hamilton looks good for the title, but Max Verstappen is certainly snapping at his heels. FP1 isn't the greatest indicator of true pace, but it should give us an idea of whether Verstappen is in contention for the win this weekend.

30 Aug 2019

"Silly season" hasn't stopped there either. Valtteri Bottas has been retained by Mercedes for 2020, while Nico Hulkenberg knows his Renault days are numbered with Esteban Ocon replacing him for next season. We look forward to seeing how the pair will react with one's future safe, while the other is fighting for their Formula 1 future.

30 Aug 2019

We will also get our first look at Alex Albon in the Red Bull who makes his debut this weekend, replacing Pierre Gasly. Sadly, engine penalties mean he will start his first race from the back.

30 Aug 2019

This session gives us our first look at the teams and drivers after the summer break. Both Mercedes and Ferrari are confident with their challengers here.

30 Aug 2019

30 Aug 2019

Hello and welcome to Spa! Formula 1 is back with a Belgium, Italy double header as we hurtle into the second half of the season. The first practice session gets underway at 11am local time.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:44.123
28
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:44.753
0.630
30
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:44.969
0.846
28
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:45.015
0.892
26
5
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:45.117
0.994
25
6
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:45.394
1.271
20
7
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.708
1.585
25
8
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:45.732
1.609
21
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:45.735
1.612
26
10
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:45.771
1.648
21
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:45.999
1.876
28
12
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:46.120
1.997
21
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:46.209
2.086
26
14
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:46.214
2.091
24
15
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:46.258
2.135
29
16
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:46.328
2.205
24
17
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:46.374
2.251
28
18
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:46.399
2.276
21
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:47.887
3.764
30
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:48.331
4.208
32

30 Aug 2019

Well, Ferrari are certainly the team to beat and Mercedes have a big task on their hands to deny them. FP3 tomorrow gives them a final chance to find that performance before qualifying, see you then!

30 Aug 2019

Sainz, Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Norris, Giovinazzi, Gasly, Magnussen, Russell and Kubica complete the order.

30 Aug 2019

Another one-two for Ferrari with Leclerc ahead of Vettel this time. Bottas, Hamilton, Perez, Verstappen, Raikkonen, Stroll, Ricciardo and Albon the top ten.

30 Aug 2019

Red flag out now, so that is session over.

30 Aug 2019

Fire coming out of Perez's Racing Point - not how he wanted to end after such a positive day of running. Problems for the Mexican if that's the new Mercedes PU that has gone up in smoke. VSC out with 4 mins to go.

30 Aug 2019

Danny Ric pulls an overtake on Raikkonen into the chicane. The Aussie may just have shown one of his cards far too early there.

30 Aug 2019

The concerns can't be too bad as the Red Bull mechanics pull off a rapid pit stop and send Verstappen back out on the mediums.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen reporting the same problems with "power" again over team radio, along with a host of other issues.

30 Aug 2019

Now that race sim is well and truly in fashion, the top ten is as follows: Leclerc, Vettel, Bottas, Hamilton, Perez, Verstappen, Raikkonen, Stroll, Ricciardo and Albon.

30 Aug 2019

"There's something burning like crazy at the back of my seat" says a hot and bothered Stroll.

30 Aug 2019

Hamilton locks up with a loud squeak at the final chicane.

30 Aug 2019

Haas working on what seems to be the rear suspension of Magnussen's car which is costing him valuable race-sim time.

30 Aug 2019

30 minutes to go in the session. Race sim has taken over for the drivers.

30 Aug 2019

Gasly says he has "another guy speaking to me". Poor lad can't get any luck, returns to Toro Rosso and it turns out the STR14 is haunted.

30 Aug 2019

Perez it has been reported is running a shallower rear wing than what he's expected to use in qualifying - if that is 100% responsible for his blistering pace then we will cry.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen can't improve from P6, but his former team-mate Ricciardo can as he promotes himself to P9.

30 Aug 2019

Not very well is the answer. A 1.45.7 puts him P8, 1.6s off the pace but he is much more geared towards the race than qualifying since he will start from the back.

30 Aug 2019

Albon sets off on the softs, let's see what he can do.

30 Aug 2019

Leclerc is flying - he goes P1 some six tenths faster than team-mate Vettel!

30 Aug 2019

Perez sets a time 0.3s slower than Vettel and 0.1s down on Bottas and Hamilton, all four running the softs. SportPesa Racing Point said their upgrades should put them in the points conversation for the rest of the season and it seems they weren't kidding.

30 Aug 2019

1:44.753 for Vettel as he makes big gains on the soft rubber, but he didn't set the fastest final sector after going wide at the final chicane.

30 Aug 2019

Haas have woken up. Grosjean shoots up to P6 but expect many to improve now that the soft rubber has become the compound of choice.

30 Aug 2019

Russell half a second down on Gasly at the moment, Williams would be happy if that gap remained stable throughout the weekend.

30 Aug 2019

Perez and Hulkenberg within four tenths of Vettel on the same compound. Unless Ferrari are still running very low engine levels that isn't bad at all.

30 Aug 2019

"Losing power" says Verstappen. He isn't running the new Spec 4 Honda engine.

30 Aug 2019

P2 for Verstappen, 0.017s down on Leclerc - the Dutchman means business. Hamilton reports dust coming through his visor and pits.

30 Aug 2019

Verstappen is finally heading out, also on the medium tyres.

30 Aug 2019

Mercedes split the Ferraris with their first times on the medium rubber. Hamilton goes P2, two tenths down on Leclerc with Bottas another two tenths back in P3. Game on.

30 Aug 2019

Nico Hulkenberg goes P5 on the mediums with Daniel Ricciardo P6, both ahead of Albon.

30 Aug 2019

Perez goes P3, one second down on Leclerc as SportPesa Racing Point carry on with their strong showing from this morning.

30 Aug 2019

A 1:45.3 for Leclerc, we dare say Ferrari are a bit quick.

30 Aug 2019

A 1:46.069 from Vettel on the mediums, but Leclerc is going even faster!

30 Aug 2019

Vettel sets off on his first flying lap of the session. He is running the mediums.

30 Aug 2019

Kevin Magnussen sets the very early fastest lap - a 1:48.560.

30 Aug 2019

The Haas' and Russell head straight out.

30 Aug 2019

On pops the green light, FP2 is underway.

30 Aug 2019

George Russell will be back in the Williams for this session after Nicholas Latifi took over for FP1 and ended up P19 ahead of Robert Kubica.

30 Aug 2019

McLaren and Renault got in the mix with Racing Point - hopefully a sign of a three-way battle to come.

30 Aug 2019

It was Lance Stroll who ended this the morning "best of the rest" in P7, while Sergio Perez teased a strong SportPesa Racing Point package to come in Spa with P9.

30 Aug 2019

In between those four were the Red Bull's. Max Verstappen was P3 but almost a second down on Vettel, while Alex Albon's first session in a Red Bull saw him get within a tenth of his team-mate.

30 Aug 2019

Lewis Hamilton had to settle for P6 in FP1 after early issues with the new power unit, he was under a tenth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas in P5.

30 Aug 2019

Sebastian Vettel headed a Ferrari one-two in FP1 as the Scuderia sent an early warning to Mercedes and Red Bull.

30 Aug 2019

Hello and welcome to FP2 coverage here at the Belgian Grand Prix. All times are local.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:44.206
9
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:44.657
0.451
12
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:44.703
0.497
11
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:44.974
0.768
10
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:45.312
1.106
11
6
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:45.521
1.315
12
7
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:45.566
1.360
4
8
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.659
1.453
13
9
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.688
1.482
13
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:45.752
1.546
15
11
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:45.806
1.600
15
12
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:45.855
1.649
11
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:46.004
1.798
15
14
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:46.017
1.811
14
15
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:46.270
2.064
13
16
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:46.379
2.173
11
17
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:46.642
2.436
13
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:47.858
3.652
14
19
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:48.350
4.144
14
20
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:50.681
6.475
14

31 Aug 2019

Ferrari make it three-from-three with Leclerc ahead of Vettel and Bottas. Ferrari must head into qualifying as the favourites for pole but then again we've said that a few times in the past year and it hasn't worked out. Tune in at 3pm local time for qualifying for the Belgian GP. Cheers.

31 Aug 2019

The chequered flag falls on FP3...

31 Aug 2019

This track may be 7km long but that doesn't mean there's not traffic. Verstappen eats dirty as he works his way around a Williams and isn't a happy chap for it.

31 Aug 2019

Ricciardo is on a hot one and jumps up to fourth place. Looks like Renault's new spec engine has a bit of bite!

31 Aug 2019

Well now here's something interesting as Gasly has gone P6 in the Toro Rosso. Verstappen improves to fourth but is 1.1s off Leclerc's pace.

31 Aug 2019

Vettel meanwhile has had a lock up and abandons his lap.

31 Aug 2019

Leclerc is on a hot one as he looks to snatch P1 from Vettel. He goes purple in the middle sector and jumps ahead with a 1:44.206, 0.451s up!

31 Aug 2019

There's a mad dash to get in the final five or six laps before the chequered flag is waved. Under F1 rules, practice sessions are not extended for red flags.

31 Aug 2019

Green light and Leclerc is the first man out on track.

31 Aug 2019

Race control reports that the session will restart in two minutes.

31 Aug 2019

The flatbed truck carrying the stricken W10 is making its way into pitlane. Strangely enough it is not covered. And now it is as the Mercedes mechanics quickly do their best to hide the car from prying eyes.

31 Aug 2019

The red flags are still out...

31 Aug 2019

That is of course if Mercedes can get the car fixed in time for qualy. They have just over two hours!

31 Aug 2019

Replays show Hamilton lost the rear end of his W10 into Turn 12 resulting in the off. This could also come with a penalty as his gearbox is likely to have suffered some damage.

31 Aug 2019

Hamilton is off at Turn 12 with his W10 deep in the barriers. He climbs out with a hand up from a marshal, thankfully seems to be OK.

31 Aug 2019

Oh no Hamilton is in the barriers! Nose first and the red flag is out. He reports I'm in the wall guys, sorry.

31 Aug 2019

It looking to be another great session for Racing Point with Perez up to fifth place ahead of the Renault of Ricciardo and Raikkonen. Stroll is P8 with Verstappen having fallen to ninth.

31 Aug 2019

Bottas jumps up to third place, 0.559s down on Vettel, while Verstappen goes P6 having locked up at the start of his lap. Here comes Hamilton and it is P4. He is 0.909s off Vettel's P1 time.

31 Aug 2019

Verstappen clocks a 304kph through the speedtrap. Leclerc was 315.

31 Aug 2019

Bottas, Verstappen and Hamilton have joined the party...

31 Aug 2019

Problems for Pierre Gasly, and there are a lot of those at the moment. But today's is a loss of rear mirror. The right mirror casing is still there but it is glass-less. He has asked Toro Rosso for help with traffic as he can't see behind him.

31 Aug 2019

Verstappen's RB15 is still in the garage and supporting what looks like a Monza rear wing. Watch out for his straightline speed!

31 Aug 2019

Now we are getting somewhere. Times from Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat, Albon and Kubica with more drivers taking to the circuit. Still no sign of Verstappen nor the Mercedes team-mates.

31 Aug 2019

Vettel starts his flying lap, and goes purple in the middle sector. He jumps up to first, 0.132s ahead of Leclerc.

31 Aug 2019

And we have a first lap time, a 1:44.7 for the Monaco driver.

31 Aug 2019

Oh good action! And is the Ferraris with Leclerc and Vettel taking to the track on the soft Pirellis. Albon is also out.

31 Aug 2019

It is all quiet out on track as, despite only having an hour of running in this session, the drivers aren't in a rush to head out.

31 Aug 2019

Perez returns to the Racing Point pits, he also has a new contract in place with the team confirming him on a new three year deal on Friday night.

31 Aug 2019

Bottas meanwhile is sipping on his coffee. With a new deal now in place many are hoping Bottas 2.0 returns this weekend as the whole contract saga has been resolved. He admitted on Thursday that it had been playing on his mind.

31 Aug 2019

Doesn't look as if Hamilton will be heading out in the next few minutes as his Mercedes mechanics are working on the rear of the car.

31 Aug 2019

Lando Norris in the McLaren, another sporting a small injury in the build up to this weekend, is the first man out. His team-mate Carlos Sainz is running Renaults new engine this weekend but Norris is still on the older spec.

31 Aug 2019

Green light and off we go with FP3...

31 Aug 2019

Almost time...

31 Aug 2019

It is another lovely warm day at Spa, no rain forecast.

31 Aug 2019

Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo and new Red Bull driver Alexander Albon completed the top ten.

31 Aug 2019

As for Raikkonen, the Finn arrived at Spa nursing a leg injury - the result of sports, not drinking - and was in doubt for the weekend but after coming through Friday's action without any major issues he will continue with Alfa Romeo today.

31 Aug 2019

Perez's day though wasn't without troubles as he suffered an engine failure meaning his Racing Point RS19 will be fitted with an older spec Mercedes engine from FP3 onwards.

31 Aug 2019

Lewis Hamilton recovered from his first practice niggles, which included a throttle pedal issue and a lack of telemetry, to finish fourth ahead of Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.

31 Aug 2019

Friday's action belonged to Ferrari with first Sebastian Vettel and then Charles Leclerc setting the pace. Mercedes were next in line with the newly re-signed Valtteri Bottas P3. He was, however, 0.8s off the pace.

31 Aug 2019

30 minutes then until the final practice session gets underway...

31 Aug 2019

Hello and welcome back to Spa for final practice ahead of the all-important qualifying session. Build-up begins at 11:30 local time, 30 minutes before the track light goes green.
Belgian Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

01 Sep

No of Laps:
44
Length:
7.004 km
Lap Record:
Sebastian Vettel (2009) - 1:47.263
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
2
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
3
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
4
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
5
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
6
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
7
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
8
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
9
Romain Grosjean
Haas
10
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
11
Lando Norris
McLaren
12
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
13
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
14
George Russell
Williams
15
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
16
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
17
Alex Albon
Red Bull
18
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
19
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
20
Robert Kubica
Williams
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

11 Apr

Chinese Grand Prix

08:10 AM

25 Apr

TBC

05:10 AM

09 May

Spanish Grand Prix

03:10 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
25
2
Max Verstappen Red Bull
18
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
16
4
Lando Norris McLaren
12
5
Sergio Perez Red Bull
10
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
41
2
Red Bull
28
3
McLaren
18
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

21 Mar

Australian Grand Prix
11:00

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas