Belgian GP: Ferrari must recover, Hamilton can renew
Formula 1 resumes its rights this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix, the 14th round of this 2022 season. Max Verstappen will be keen to increase his lead a little more in the drivers’ classification, as well as to to help Red Bull consolidate its first place in the manufacturer’s ranking. The start of the GP was set for 3 p.m. on Sunday.
After a month of summer break, the 20 pilots of Formula 1 will meet again this weekend on the circuit of Spa Francorchamps, on the occasion of the Belgian Grand Prix. Winner in front Lewis Hamilton and george russell during the last GP in Hungary, Max Verstappen will want to widen the gap in the standings a little more. The Dutchman is 80 points ahead of Charles Leclerc, second. The Monegasque once again had difficulties, in particular due to a strategic error by Ferrari. His team had made him put on hard tires, which had caused his decline during the race. The circuit of Spa Francorchamps has a special flavor Charles Leclercsince it was here that he had won the first victory of his career in Formula 1 in 2019.
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Ferrari wants to close the gap with Red Bull
Good start to the season Ferrari is now 97 points behind Red Bull in the manufacturer’s classification. If the Scuderia wants to go up, it will go through a good result this weekend, during the 14th round of this 2022 season. The first two free practice sessions will be broadcast by Canal+ Sports and will take place on Friday, August 26, with the premiere scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The second will take place two hours later, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. After the third free practice session scheduled for the following day from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., it will then be time for qualifying to take place from 4 p.m. Sunday will be devoted to the race, the start of which will be given at 3 p.m. and broadcast on Canal+.
Lewis Hamilton, the most successful on the starting grid in Belgium
This will be the 55th time in its history that the circuit of Spa Francorchamps will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. A legendary track that has been the scene of many clashes. Michael Schumacher won the first race of his career there in 1992. It was also there that the German celebrated his seventh and last World Championship title in 2004. He is still today the record holder for the number of victories with 6 successes in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002. Among the pilots still in activity, it is Lewis Hamilton who has emerged victorious the most times Spa Francorchamps, with four victories (2010, 2013, 2015, 2017). During its last edition in 2021, torrential rain delayed the start of the race on multiple occasions. After more than 3 hours of waiting and several attempts, the race never took place.
The complete program
– Friday July 26
Free practice 1: 2-3 p.m.
Free Practice 2: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
– Saturday July 27
Free practice 3: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Qualifying: 4-5 p.m.
– Sunday August 28
Race: 3 p.m.