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Belgian Grand Prix, Race: Podium
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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3
Max Verstappen Red Bull
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4
Daniel Ricciardo Renault
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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps RACE TRACK, 30 Aug 2020
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Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
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Red Bull driver Alex Albon leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the 2020 Austrian GP. Image: Bryn Lennon / Getty Images
Red Bull driver Alex Albon leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the 2020 Austrian GP. Image: Bryn Lennon / Getty Images
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30 Aug 2020

Thanks for joining the live commentary of the Belgian GP. We'll see you at Monza next weekend, cheers for now. 

30 Aug 2020

It certainly wasn't an exciting race. But Hamilton and Bottas managed their tyres well to end 1-2 for Mercedes. 

30 Aug 2020

Bottas finishes second and Verstappen third. Ricciardo misses out on a podium place but grabs the fastest lap on the last lap of the race. 

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton wins the Belgian GP!

30 Aug 2020

Ocon moves into fifth after passing Albon on at the end of the Kemmel straight. 

30 Aug 2020

Final lap.

30 Aug 2020

Three laps to go. 

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton locks up at the bus stop chicane and runs uncharacteristically wide.

30 Aug 2020

Norris passes Stroll to move up to P7.

30 Aug 2020

"Vibrations are getting worse as well so just keep an eye on it," Max says. 

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton's lead over Bottas is close to six seconds. 

30 Aug 2020

Less than 10 laps to go here in Spa.

30 Aug 2020

"I have nothing on these tyres left," Vettel tells his engineer. 

30 Aug 2020

Pierre Gasly passes Vettel for P12. 

30 Aug 2020

The top three are Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen. 

30 Aug 2020

Gasly finally pits and takes on the hard tyre. He rejoins in P16. 

30 Aug 2020

Alex makes his move and passes Gasly for P5. The Alphatauri driver still hasn't pitted. 

30 Aug 2020

Leclerc and Vettel fighting over P12 and they almost touch. My goodness. 

30 Aug 2020

Ricciardo with DRS passes Perez and moves up to P5.

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton's complaint of a loss of power put down engine management. 

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton ekes out a 1.317s lead over Bottas.

30 Aug 2020

All the debris seems to be cleared off the track. Safety in on this lap (14). 

30 Aug 2020

The entire field pits and takes on new tyres. 

30 Aug 2020

Both drivers are out their cars. 

30 Aug 2020

Big crash! Giovinazzi and Russel who have come together. Safety car out. 

30 Aug 2020

Verstappen to his engineer: "Feels like I have no grip on these tyres." 

30 Aug 2020

Classification on lap 10: HAM BOT VER RIC OCO ALB STR GAS PER NOR KVY LEC VET GIO RAI RUS GRO MAG LAT

30 Aug 2020

Leclerc's soft tyre option is losing him lots of time. 

30 Aug 2020

Kvyat is the lastest driver to pass Leclerc who slumps to P12, one place ahead of Ferrari teammate Vettel. 

30 Aug 2020

Bottas' request to attack Hamilton is denied by his engineer. Told to stay put. 

30 Aug 2020

Leclerc dropped to P11 after passed by Lando Norris. 

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton stretches his lead over Bottas to around 1.7 seconds with the fastest lap. 

30 Aug 2020

Gasly now passes Leclerc and moves up  to P8. 

30 Aug 2020

Pierre Gasly makes a brave move on Sergio Perez into Eau Rouge. He moves up to P9.

30 Aug 2020

Great start by Mercedes. Hamilton leads from Bottas as Ricciardo and Verstappen squabble over third. 

29 Aug 2020

Thanks for joining our coverage of the qualifying session, join us tomorrow at 15:00 for the race. 
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:49.957
1:24:08.761
44
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:51.414
8.448
44
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:50.511
15.455
43
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:47.483
18.877
44
5
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:48.540
40.650
44
6
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:50.257
42.712
44
7
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:50.913
43.774
44
8
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:48.313
47.371
44
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:50.730
52.603
44
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:50.190
53.179
44
11
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:51.563
70.200
44
12
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:51.937
71.504
44
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:51.385
72.894
44
14
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:50.035
74.920
44
15
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:51.061
76.793
43
16
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:49.795
77.795
43
17
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:49.559
85.540
43
DNS
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
43 LAPS
0
R
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
RETIRED
35 LAPS
8
R
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
RETIRED
34 LAPS
9

30 Aug 2020

Not so impressive is Ferrari. As if they're not feeling bad enough, they now have to head back to their homeland with their tail between their legs for the next two races. First up is the Italian Grand Prix at Monza next week, and we'll be here to cover i

30 Aug 2020

So, Hamilton moves within two wins from matching Michael Schumacher's total and onto the verge of joining the German on seven World Championships. It may not be too entertaining, but it's impressive.

30 Aug 2020

The finishing order: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Ocon, P6 Albon, P7 Norris, P8 Gasly, P9 Stroll, P10 Perez, P11 Kvyat, P12 Raikkonen, P13 Vettel, P14 Leclerc, P15 Grosjean, P16 Latifi, P17 Magnussen. DNF/S: Giovinazzi, Russell

30 Aug 2020

Tell you what, with his pace, Ricciardo may well have got his first podium with Renault if the race was a couple of laps longer. Shame.

30 Aug 2020

Gasly finishes in an excellent P8, while Stroll and Perez complete the top 10.

30 Aug 2020

Ocon follows him home in P5 while Albon just about holds Norris off.

30 Aug 2020

Ricciardo crosses the line in P4 and takes an extra point for fastest lap with his final one!

30 Aug 2020

Bottas and Verstappen complete the top three once again.

30 Aug 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the Belgian Grand Prix!

30 Aug 2020

Ocon passes Albon and Norris is now all over the Red Bull.

30 Aug 2020

Final lap...

30 Aug 2020

With DRS, Gasly has passed Stroll. P8.

30 Aug 2020

With Ocon being held up behind Albon, Norris has caught them both...

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton: "I don't like the feel in my right tyre." Silverstone Deja Vu incoming?

30 Aug 2020

Gasly has passed Perez and moved up to P9. In our eyes, he's been the Driver of the Day.

30 Aug 2020

Bottas has been told to avoid kerbs. Those tyres are on the edge.

30 Aug 2020

Scratch that, the McLaren has taken P7 from Stroll.

30 Aug 2020

Perez and Gasly pass Kvyat in quick succession to move into P9 and P10. Norris the next up the road for them.

30 Aug 2020

If nobody pits, the main battle in the last few laps looks set to be the one for P5 between Albon and Ocon. The latter is catching the Red Bull.

30 Aug 2020

Perez and Gasly look to have made the right call by staying out under the Safety Car. They're in P10 and P12 with fresher tyres and 11 gaps to go.

30 Aug 2020

If any drivers are going to do a another stop, expect them to come in in the next few laps.

30 Aug 2020

Perez is charging through the field. He has just taken P11 from Perez and has Raikkonen ahead.

30 Aug 2020

15 laps to go.

30 Aug 2020

He has indeed done so, sticking on fresh mediums. Leclerc has also done so and just gone purple. They're the bottom two.

30 Aug 2020

Ocon the next to pass Gasly on the straight. Expect the AlphaTauri to pit soon,

30 Aug 2020

Mercedes have told Hamilton they're concerned Verstappen will do a two-stop. That could explain why Red Bull put Albon on mediums. To see how they perform. A human-sized guinea pig, basically.

30 Aug 2020

The Thai driver has finally taken P5.

30 Aug 2020

At the halfway point of the race, the podium positions look pretty set already. Thankfully, things behind are a lot more interesting.

30 Aug 2020

Despite having quicker tyres, Albon is having much more trouble passing the man he replaced at Red Bull and has Ocon catching him.

30 Aug 2020

Assisted by DRS, Ricciardo eases past Gasly and into P4.

30 Aug 2020

Perez has pitted for hards and has come out in last. He'll have fresher tyres at the end, but that's a lot of overtaking required.

30 Aug 2020

Bottas is 2.5 seconds behind Hamilton and just over a second clear of Verstappen. The Red Bull could put him under pressure if he doesn't speed up.

30 Aug 2020

Leclerc tries to pass Vettel round the outside and the German squeezes him tight to hold position.

30 Aug 2020

Albon follows him through at the bus stop chicane.

30 Aug 2020

Ricciardo uses a slipstream to pass Perez and take P5.

30 Aug 2020

Further back, the Alfa Romeo of Raikkonen has breezed past Vettel to take P12.

30 Aug 2020

Back to normal for Hamilton now.

30 Aug 2020

On old softs, Perez is holding up Ricciardo and Albon.

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton has reported a loss of power. It doesn't seem too serious, yet.

30 Aug 2020

Hamilton gets away well as does Verstappen who puts pressure on Bottas. He can't make it count though.

30 Aug 2020

Safety Car coming in...

30 Aug 2020

And Perez of course who has yet to change his softs.

30 Aug 2020

Everyone is on the hard tyre aside from Albon who has mediums.

30 Aug 2020

Due to Leclerc's poor stop, he's lost out to both Vettel and Raikkonen and is in P14.

30 Aug 2020

The only two who haven't pitted are Gasly and Perez. Therefore, they split Verstappen and Ricciardo.

30 Aug 2020

Replays show Giovinazzi lost control at the chicane, hit the barriers and Russell was hit by one of his stray wheels.

30 Aug 2020

Pretty much everybody pitting now. With Renault double stacking, Ocon loses time and a position to Albon.

30 Aug 2020

There's two broken cars and a huge amount of debris on track, so expect this SC to last a while.

30 Aug 2020

Various cars are pitting in response. Leclerc was one of them and Ferrari wasn't ready for him. Not ideal.

30 Aug 2020

Safety Car! There's been a huge collision between Russell and Giovinazzi. Both are out of the car and okay.

30 Aug 2020

That being said, Verstappen has said he feels like he has no grip.

30 Aug 2020

With the top three, on mediums, comfortable and Gasly, on hards, flying through the pack, it looks as if it's a case of the harder the better in terms of tyres. That would also explain why Leclerc is slower than Vettel.

30 Aug 2020

The next driver behind him is his team-mate Vettel, who is looking quicker.

30 Aug 2020

The Russian eases past in the first DRS zone.

30 Aug 2020

After his flying start, Leclerc is now down to P11 with Kvyat all over him.

30 Aug 2020

Bottas has been told he agreed he wouldn't fight Hamilton and says he doesn't remember that. Strange, eh?

30 Aug 2020

Ricciardo's chances of a podium seem to be fading already, with Verstappen over four seconds clear. Still, early days.

30 Aug 2020

Perez the next to get the Ferrari. That car is so, so slow on the straights.

30 Aug 2020

Gasly crusies past Leclerc. A strange sight indeed.

30 Aug 2020

At the front, Bottas is 1.3 seconds behind Hamilton, with Verstappen a second and a half off the Finn.

30 Aug 2020

Leclerc is now up in P8.

30 Aug 2020

Gasly passes Perez at Eau Rouge for P9! What a move!

30 Aug 2020

An excellent start for Leclerc has seen him move up to P9!

30 Aug 2020

Ricciardo tries to take P3 from Verstappen but the Dutchman just about sees him off.

30 Aug 2020

And we're off! The front four get away cleanly while Ocon takes Albon!

30 Aug 2020

The formation lap is underway. Here we go...

30 Aug 2020

While there are clouds looming as always, it looks like things will stay dry for the race. Given it's Spa though, never say never...

30 Aug 2020

The National Anthem brings an end to pre-race preparations and the drivers are now preparing to get into their cars. Just over 10 minutes until lights out.

30 Aug 2020

Impeccably observed by everyone in the paddock. With various tributes being paid to him throughout the weekend across motorsport, it's clear he will never be forgotten.

30 Aug 2020

F1's End Racism message has just played and a minutes silence of Anthoine Hubert will follow. This is of course the first time F1 has returned to Spa since he tragically passed away here last year. RIP, Anthoine.

30 Aug 2020

It's just been announced that the Spaniard is out of the race with an exhaust failure. 20 becomes 19.

30 Aug 2020

On the way to the grid, a puff of smoke left the back of Sainz's McLaren. It's now back in the garage.

30 Aug 2020

No, that isn't a typo, Ferrari really do start that far down. The crazy thing is, there was a sense of relief at the Italian team's camp yesterday that both cars made Q2 after they finished FP3 in P17 and P20. They won here last year, but they'll be happy

30 Aug 2020

The full grid: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Albon, P6 Ocon, P7 Sainz, P8 Perez, P9 Stroll, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Leclerc, P14 Vettel, P15 Russell, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Latifi, P20 Ma

30 Aug 2020

Of the top 10, the front three will start on mediums, while it's softs for everyone else.

30 Aug 2020

While still half a second off his team-mate, Alex Albon will be happy to start P5 ahead of the other Renault of Esteban Ocon. Behind them, the Racing Points of Perez and Stroll split Sainz and Norris to complete the top 10.

30 Aug 2020

Yes, the second row is occupied by arguably the two most aggressive overtakers in the sport. Max Verstappen took P3 from former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on his final run yesterday. The Aussie's Renault though has been extremely quick on the straights al

30 Aug 2020

After a vintage performance yesterday, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position. He went over half a second quicker than team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who will start P2. The Finn will need to up his game, especially considering who lines up just behind him

30 Aug 2020

With just over an hour to go until lights out, here's how the grid will lineup...

30 Aug 2020

Hello and welcome to Spa for live coverage of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:41.252
-
15
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:41.763
0.511
17
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:41.778
0.526
17
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:42.061
0.809
11
5
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:42.264
1.012
15
6
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:42.396
1.144
15
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:42.438
1.186
15
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:42.532
1.280
15
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:42.603
1.351
15
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:42.657
1.405
17
11
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:42.730
12
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:42.745
12
13
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:42.996
12
14
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.261
12
15
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:43.468
11
16
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:43.743
6
17
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:43.838
6
18
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:43.950
6
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:44.138
6
20
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:44.314
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Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying 1
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:42.323
-
3
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:42.534
0.211
5
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:43.197
0.874
5
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:43.262
0.939
6
5
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:43.265
0.942
6
6
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:43.267
0.944
6
7
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:43.309
0.986
3
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:43.322
0.999
3
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:43.349
1.026
6
10
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:43.418
1.095
3
11
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:43.505
1.182
3
12
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:43.514
1.191
5
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.567
1.244
6
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:43.630
1.307
6
15
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:43.656
1.333
6
16
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:43.743
1.420
6
17
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:43.838
1.515
6
18
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:43.950
1.627
6
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:44.138
1.815
6
20
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:44.314
1.991
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29 Aug 2020

Leclerc got pole last year. This year, he was less than a tenth away from being knocked out in Q1.

29 Aug 2020

Those out: P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Latifi, P20 Magnussen.

29 Aug 2020

Q1 is done, and both Ferrari drivers are through! Just. P13 for Vettel and P15 for Leclerc.

29 Aug 2020

Russell splits the Ferraris.

29 Aug 2020

Vettel goes quicker than his team-mate.

29 Aug 2020

Leclerc improves to go P12.

29 Aug 2020

On the final lap of his first run, Verstappen improved to take P3 from Ricciardo. Cars heading out for their final runs now.

29 Aug 2020

The drop zone as it stands: Latifi, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Vettel, Grosjean.

29 Aug 2020

After the first runs, Leclerc is in P14 and Vettel in P19.

29 Aug 2020

Hamilton, Bottas and Ricciardo take the top three spots. The Brit did a 1:42.323.

29 Aug 2020

Sainz goes a tenth quicker than Verstappen.

29 Aug 2020

Gasly matches the Dutchman's time, while Leclerc does a 1:44.2.

29 Aug 2020

Verstappen is the first of the big boys out and he does a 1:43.408.

29 Aug 2020

Grosjean the quicker of the two, doing a 1:45.073. Magnussen is three tenths down.

29 Aug 2020

The Haas drivers are the first out.

29 Aug 2020

Q1 is underway.

29 Aug 2020

Five minutes until we find out just how far the team who were quickest here last year have fallen.

29 Aug 2020

One team not in contention for the higher positions will be Ferrari. They ended this morning's session in P17 and P20, and will just be hoping they can escape Q1. Honestly though, it's hard to see both cars doing so.

29 Aug 2020

Things behind the usual suspects are far less predictable, though. Racing Point look as quick as ever, but Renault look ever better. Having taken P2 in both FP2 and FP3, the French team will be hoping for a top six start.

29 Aug 2020

As usual, Mercedes and Red Bull look to be the two quickest teams. The former topped FP1 and FP3 while the latter topped FP2 courtesy of Max Verstappen. Given the German team rarely show their hand fully in practice sessions, they have to be considered th

29 Aug 2020

In case you missed FP3 this morning, here's what you should know...

29 Aug 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:42.014
-
9
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:42.126
0.112
11
3
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:42.193
0.179
9
4
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:42.473
0.459
11
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:42.478
0.464
9
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:42.487
0.473
6
7
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:42.491
0.477
12
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:42.534
0.520
9
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:42.670
0.656
12
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:42.722
0.708
11
11
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:42.730
0.716
12
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:42.745
0.731
12
13
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:42.996
0.982
12
14
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:43.261
1.247
12
15
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:43.468
1.454
11

29 Aug 2020

So, those out in Q2 are: Kvyat, Gasly, Leclerc, Vettel, Russell.

29 Aug 2020

"There's not much more I can do", says Leclerc.

29 Aug 2020

P14 for Vettel.

29 Aug 2020

Leclerc can only go P13.

29 Aug 2020

Perez, on softs, moves up to P6. Stroll then goes P5.

29 Aug 2020

Final runs underway...

29 Aug 2020

Unsurprisingly, Russell is the other driver outside the top 10.

29 Aug 2020

Stroll and Perez are also in the drop zone. Mediums haven't worked for them. They;ll be on softs for their final runs.

29 Aug 2020

Vettel and Leclerc take P13 and P14. They're nowhere near the top 10.

29 Aug 2020

Albon takes P6 ahead of Gasly and the McLarens.

29 Aug 2020

Verstappen, Ricciardo and Ocon P3, P4 and P5.

29 Aug 2020

Hamilton does the first time of the session, a 1:42.014. Bottas goes a tenth slower.

29 Aug 2020

So too does Stroll.

29 Aug 2020

The Mercedes boys, Verstappen and Perez all have mediums on.

29 Aug 2020

Green lights for Q2.
Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:41.252
-
15
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:41.763
0.511
17
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:41.778
0.526
17
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:42.061
0.809
11
5
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:42.264
1.012
15
6
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:42.396
1.144
15
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:42.438
1.186
15
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:42.532
1.280
15
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:42.603
1.351
15
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:42.657
1.405
17

29 Aug 2020

The race will get underway at 15:10, and we'll start our build-up here an hour before. With Hamilton and Verstappen on top form, Ricciardo flying and Ferrari faltering, it's set to be a good one here at one of the world's best tracks. So yeah, don't miss

29 Aug 2020

Here's how the grid will look tomorrow: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Verstappen, P4 Ricciardo, P5 Albon, P6 Ocon, P7 Sainz, P8 Perez, P9 Stroll, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Leclerc, P14 Vettel, P15 Russell, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovin

29 Aug 2020

As for Ferrari - the less said, the better. We'd say they'd be desperate to get this race over with, but given they have to return to their homeland with their tail between their legs afterwards, that's probably not the case.

29 Aug 2020

As for Ricciardo, he'll be grinning even more than usual. Not only does he look to be the quickest in the midfield, but he's not far off Verstappen at all. Could we finally see a shooey again tomorrow? Fingers crossed...

29 Aug 2020

Bottas meanwhile couldn't put together a great lap and only finished ahead of Verstappen by the skin of his teeth. With two of the most aggressive drivers starting just behind him in the Dutchman and Ricciardo, he'll need to get off the line well.

29 Aug 2020

That's that for qualifying. In case you didn't know, Lewis Hamilton is really good. He took pole position by a whopping half a second. If the deficit is the same tomorrow, he'll end up lapping the entire field..

29 Aug 2020

Hamilton has pole and pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, first on the radio and then out of the car.

29 Aug 2020

Ricciardo aborts his lap, meaning he'll start P4.

29 Aug 2020

Verstappen takes P3. For now.

29 Aug 2020

Bottas goes half a second down on him.

29 Aug 2020

He improves by two tenths!

29 Aug 2020

Again, Hamilton the first to set off.

29 Aug 2020

The final runs are underway...

29 Aug 2020

Bottas locked up at Turn 1 and hit the exit kerb too much, hence the poor time.

29 Aug 2020

His team-mate meanwhile can only go P7, behind Sainz.

29 Aug 2020

Ricciardo goes P3, ahead of the Red Bulls. Wow.

29 Aug 2020

He does a 1:41.451. Bottas can only go six tenths slower.

29 Aug 2020

Hamilton will be first to cross the line...

29 Aug 2020

Here we go then. Q3 is underway.
Belgian Grand Prix, Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:43.744
-
21
2
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:43.792
0.048
12
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.840
0.096
23
4
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:44.134
0.390
21
5
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.137
0.393
23
6
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:44.162
0.418
27
7
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:44.168
0.424
22
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:44.208
0.464
23
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:44.474
0.730
23
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:44.600
0.856
27
11
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:44.678
0.934
23
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:44.826
1.082
26
13
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.861
1.117
29
14
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.896
1.152
23
15
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:45.440
1.696
19
16
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:45.463
1.719
25
17
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:45.683
1.939
21
18
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:45.774
2.030
26
19
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:45.834
2.090
12
20
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:46.242
2.498
12

28 Aug 2020

Well, that's that for the first day of running at Spa. Who will be happiest? Probably Red Bull and Renault. Who's at the other end of the spectrum? Definitely Ferrari. Mercifully, they have another practice session to try and sort themselves out before

28 Aug 2020

The full standings for FP2: P1 Verstappen, P2 Ricciardo, P3 Hamilton, P4 Albon, P5 Perez, P6 Bottas, P7 Norris, P8 Ocon, P9 Sainz, P10 Gasly, P11 Stroll, P12 Kvyat, P13 Giovinazzi, P14 Raikkonen, P15 Leclerc, P16 Russell, P17 Vettel, P18 Latifi, P19 Gr

28 Aug 2020

Norris, Ocon and Sainz once again occupied the lower spots of the top 10. They were joined by Gasly, who narrowly clinched P10 just ahead of Stroll.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton finishes in P3, just ahead of Albon, who will be pleased with his showing. Bottas meanwhile won't be. After topping FP1, he could only manage P6, just behind Perez.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton finishes in P3, just ahead of Albon, who will be pleased with his showing.

28 Aug 2020

After finishing P2 this morning, Verstappen goes one better to end the session on top. As if that's not surprising enough, the Renault of Ricciardo takes P2.

28 Aug 2020

The chequered flag is out and FP2 is over.

28 Aug 2020

Of the top 10 from FP1, nine of them are also there in FP2. The only change is Gasly in, Stroll out. The Canadian is in P11.

28 Aug 2020

We're back underway. Seven minutes left.

28 Aug 2020

Red Flag! Some advertising boards have fallen onto track. Great marketing effort.

28 Aug 2020

Things are back up to speed, but no green lap times at the moment.

28 Aug 2020

A VSC is in effect while his car is moved.

28 Aug 2020

Yellow flags as Ricciardo pulls over and retires with a mechanical issue. And things were going so well for him...

28 Aug 2020

For the first time this weekend, Haas are out on track. An excellent effort from the team to change both car's engines in time for this session.

28 Aug 2020

Leclerc and Vettel are P15 and P17 after that flurry of qualifying laps.

28 Aug 2020

A 1:43.744 for Verstappen puts him top. Ricciardo meanwhile takes P2, just half a tenth down.

28 Aug 2020

Vettel moves up to the dizzy heights of... P11.

28 Aug 2020

Plenty of qualifying runs now. P3 for Perez, P5 for Ocon.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton does a 1:43.840 to go top while Albon goes three tenths slower to take P2. Both have fresh softs on.

28 Aug 2020

Once again, Stroll and Perez are the lead cars outside the top three. Once again, Albon is just behind them. 50 minutes to go.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton splits the Dutchman and the Finn.

28 Aug 2020

Verstappen, also on mediums, takes P1 with a 1:44.354

28 Aug 2020

Times flying in now. P1 for Bottas, who does a 1:44.658 on mediums.

28 Aug 2020

Problems for Norris as his McLaren sounds very unhealthy indeed.

28 Aug 2020

He does a 1:49.716, while Raikkonen goes top with a 1:46.402.

28 Aug 2020

Antonio Giovinazzi, who failed to do any timed laps in FP1, is the first man out.

28 Aug 2020

FP2 is underway. Due to damp conditions however, don't expect any cars out on track for a while.

28 Aug 2020

A bit of rain has fallen onto the track between the sessions, but it's not wet enough for intermediate tyres.

28 Aug 2020

Ferrari fans, look away now. The Italian team could only manage P14 and P15 in the first session of the weekend. To make matters worse, both drivers used the soft compound tyre too.

28 Aug 2020

The Renault and McLaren boys occupied the remaining spots in the top 10 and look good to make Q3 tomorrow.

28 Aug 2020

Behind the usual top three the Racing Point drivers, led by Perez, were the quickest. Albon was just behind them, and will be hoping for better than P6 this afternoon.

28 Aug 2020

In a dreary but dry session this morning, Valtteri Bottas topped the timing sheets just ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

28 Aug 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of FP2 of the Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
Belgian Grand Prix, Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.255
-
9
2
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:43.485
0.230
9
3
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:43.641
0.386
12
4
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:43.731
0.476
13
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:43.813
0.558
9
6
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:43.896
0.641
10
7
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:43.973
0.718
8
8
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:43.988
0.733
12
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:44.006
0.751
13
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.180
0.925
12
11
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:44.508
1.253
14
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:44.543
1.288
14
13
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:44.771
1.516
11
14
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:44.841
1.586
10
15
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:44.844
1.589
16
16
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.932
1.677
11
17
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:45.147
1.892
12
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:45.157
1.902
11
19
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.190
1.935
13
20
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:45.420
2.165
12

29 Aug 2020

Things will get started at 15:00 local time, so join us here half an hour beforehand. Don't miss it.

29 Aug 2020

If you usually decide not to switch on until the business end of qualifying, don't make that mistake today. If you do, you may miss one of the most shocking Q1s of the season. Whether you're a Ferrari fan or not, seeing them fail to make Q2 would be quite

29 Aug 2020

The full running order from FP3: P1 Hamilton, P2 Ocon, P3 Norris, P4 Albon, P5 Bottas, P6 Verstappen, P7 Ricciardo, P8 Stroll, P9 Sainz, P10 Perez, P11 Gasly, P12 Kvyat, P13 Latifi, P14 Magnussen, P15 Grosjean, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Leclerc, P18 Russell, P1

29 Aug 2020

The big talking point of the session though has to be Ferrari. Given that both Haas cars finished ahead of Vettel and Leclerc, the power unit clearly isn't the only issue. They simply have a terrible car. Are we about to see both cars be knocked out in Q1

29 Aug 2020

Albon was the lead man outside the top three, just ahead of Bottas and Verstappen, who couldn't get an optimal lap in on their final runs.

29 Aug 2020

For the first time this weekend, Hamilton ends a session on top. The Brit went two tenths quicker than Ocon who took P2 ahead of Norris. However, given there were various issues with tyre temperatures and traffic for other drivers, don't expect them to be

29 Aug 2020

Nobody improves on their final lap, and the session is over.

29 Aug 2020

Nobody improves on their final lap, and the session is over.

29 Aug 2020

The Chequered Flag is waving.

29 Aug 2020

Vettel meanwhile is sat in P20 and will finish the session there. At this rate, they won't be making Q2.

29 Aug 2020

Leclerc, on fresh softs, goes P16. Sigh.

29 Aug 2020

A 1:43.255 for Hamilton puts him in P1.

29 Aug 2020

P2 for Norris.

29 Aug 2020

Ocon goes top with a 1:43.485.

29 Aug 2020

With seven minutes left, the vast majority of cars are heading out for final runs with soft tyres fitted.

29 Aug 2020

Raikkonen, who is sat in P20, is currently the only man out on track.

29 Aug 2020

Gasly is currently sat in P5 and looking as impressive as ever this season.

29 Aug 2020

Leclerc and Vettel, both on mediums, are in P12 and P15 respectively....

29 Aug 2020

Verstappen goes less than a tenth slower than Bottas.

29 Aug 2020

Perez and Ocon also get ahead of Albon. The former is on hards and the latter mediums.

29 Aug 2020

He doesn't stay there for long as Bottas, on softs, puts in a 1:43.813. Hamilton then goes six tenths slower.

29 Aug 2020

Albon does a 1:45.092 on the medium to go top.

29 Aug 2020

It has indeed dried up, and most of the field has headed out.

29 Aug 2020

We have rain! That'll be sure to discourage teams leaving the pits. It looks like it'll dry up pretty soon though.

29 Aug 2020

The Haas drivers have both come back in, meaning the track is empty. However, a few cars are about to head out.

29 Aug 2020

A 1:46.118 for Magnussen, while Grosjean does a 1:46.233. Both on mediums.

29 Aug 2020

Lots and lots of grey clouds in the sky, with F1 reporting a 50% chance of rain today. That of course means it will stay bone dry.

29 Aug 2020

Here we go then. Kevin Magnussen is the first man out.

29 Aug 2020

After FP2, Hamilton claimed that Verstappen and Red Bull were slightly quicker than the Mercedes boys. We find that hard to believe, but we'll be a little more convinced if Max tops FP3 too.

29 Aug 2020

That wasn't case a few hours later, however. Verstappen ended FP2 in P1, just ahead of the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo. The Aussie may have retired shortly after his lap due to a hydraulics issue, but he'll be confident heading into qualifying nonetheless

29 Aug 2020

The race weekend began with business as usual as Valtteri Bottas topped FP1 just ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with Max Verstappen the closest man to them.

29 Aug 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the final practice session of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix! All times are local.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:44.493
-
18
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:44.562
0.069
17
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:44.574
0.081
20
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.629
0.136
22
5
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:44.868
0.375
22
6
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:45.049
0.556
22
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:45.099
0.606
20
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:45.222
0.729
24
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:45.225
0.732
21
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:45.274
0.781
28
11
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:45.447
0.954
25
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:45.503
1.010
17
13
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.704
1.211
19
14
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:45.759
1.266
18
15
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:46.179
1.686
15
16
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:46.488
1.995
19
17
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:46.570
2.077
21
18
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1
19
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
2
20
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
2

28 Aug 2020

FP2 will get underway in just over two hours, at 15:00 local time. Our coverage of it will begin half an hour prior. See you there.

28 Aug 2020

Here it is - the final FP1 running order: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Perez, P5 Stroll, P6 Albon, P7 Ocon, P8 Sainz, P9 Ricciardo, P10 Norris, P11 Kvyat, P12 Gasly, P13 Raikkonen, P14 Leclerc, P15 Vettel, P16 Latifi, P17 Russell. No time s

28 Aug 2020

Behind them, McLaren and Renault seem set to be the others cars in Q3. As for Ferrari - well, the timing sheet says it all...

28 Aug 2020

His team-mate meanwhile will have to step it up if he wants to qualify ahead of the Racing Points who, in terms of one lap pace, are looking as impressive as ever.

28 Aug 2020

Once again, Verstappen looks in good shape to take the fight to them. He was less than a tenth off Bottas and just two thousandths of a second slower than Hamilton.

28 Aug 2020

To nobody's surprise, it ends with a Mercedes 1-2 at the top. Bottas will take some encouragement from the fact that he went quicker than Hamilton, but whether he can do when it matters is another question.

28 Aug 2020

FP1 is over.

28 Aug 2020

Bottas picks up a puncture on his final flying lap on the softs. He makes it back to the pits.

28 Aug 2020

The Haas drivers and Giovinazzi are the drivers not to do a timed lap this session. Of those that have done, Russell is bottom.

28 Aug 2020

Leclerc and Vettel are currently in P13 and P14. Both have used the soft tyre too.

28 Aug 2020

20 minutes left of FP1.

28 Aug 2020

Verstappen moves up to P3, eight thousandths off Bottas.

28 Aug 2020

Teams out on quali runs now. Bottas and Hamilton go P1 and P2, with the Finn topping the session with a 1:44.493. Perez and Stroll go P3 and P4 just behind them, while it's P5 for Albon. All on softs.

28 Aug 2020

Sainz follows suit and goes half a tenth quicker.

28 Aug 2020

Norris has put on a pair of softs and gone purple, doing a 1:45.272.

28 Aug 2020

Both Haas drivers are out of the session with power unit issues. Oh dear.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton takes top spot, doing a 1:45.298.

28 Aug 2020

With softs fitted, Perez goes P3.

28 Aug 2020

Gasly is rather unhappy with Norris for blocking him off on track. A few bleeps were required for his team radio.

28 Aug 2020

Bottas, now on hards, improves to go just under two tenths down on the Dutchman.

28 Aug 2020

Hamilton and Bottas go P2 and P3. The Brit, on mediums, is half a second slower than Verstappen, who used hards for his lap.

28 Aug 2020

Norris locks up at Turn 1 and almost flies into the back of an AlphaTauri.

28 Aug 2020

A 1:46.619 for Norris puts him P2.

28 Aug 2020

Verstappen goes top with a 1:45.886.

28 Aug 2020

Not much action on track at the moment. By not much I mean nothing.

28 Aug 2020

Leclerc's the first man to set a time, doing a 1:47.033

28 Aug 2020

Carlos Sainz is the first man out, followed by Alex Albon.

28 Aug 2020

The cars are firing up and preparing to leave the pits. FP1 is about to start.

28 Aug 2020

Max Verstappen will most likely be their closest challenger, even without the usual support of his Orange Army in the grandstands. That being said, Red Bull aren't optimistic about the performance of their car here at Spa.

28 Aug 2020

As per usual, the Mercedes drivers are the favourites to top the timesheets today and throughout the race weekend.

28 Aug 2020

It looks set to be a dry one. There are clouds looming, but there's no rain in the forecast for today.

28 Aug 2020

The first session of the weekend, FP1, gets underway in half an hour.

28 Aug 2020

Welcome to Spa, home of the Belgian Grand Prix, round seven of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship.
Race Date:
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Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

07 Nov

Mexican Grand Prix

09:00 PM

14 Nov

Brazilian Grand Prix

07:00 PM

28 Nov

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

03:10 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
287
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
275
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
185
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
150
5
Lando Norris McLaren
149
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
460
2
Red Bull
437
3
McLaren
254
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

28 Mar

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

18 Apr

Italian (Emilia-Rom...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Lando Norris