The Belgian F1 GP program

While its future seems threatened in the short term, Spa-Francorchamps is hosting the Formula 1 World Championship for the 55th time in its history, which makes it the fourth most visited circuit by the queen discipline.

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2022 Belgian GP schedule and TV schedule

For the French public, it will be necessary to count as since 2013 on the broadcasting of the event by the Canal+ group, which arranges the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions over the weekend.

Date Session Schedule Chain
Friday August 26
Free Practice 1 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Canal+ Sport
Free Practice 2

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Canal+ Sport
Saturday August 27
Free Practice 3 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Canal+
Qualifications 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Canal+
Sunday August 28
Race 3:00 p.m. Canal+

Info and awards

The first Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix took place in 1950, on a much longer version of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. This route has hosted 54 editions of the event so far, which was also run in Nivelles (twice) and Zolder (ten times) in the 1970s and 1980s. In view of the 2022 edition, in order to better secure the track, several modifications have been made, with the main change being the repair of the clearings of the Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge and the return of larger gravel traps.

7.004 km long and made up of 19 bends, the Spa track has been in its current configuration since 2007, when the bus stop chicane was modified. Fast and technical, the route is made up of famous bends such as Raidillon, Rivage or Blanchimont, and is not necessarily gentle with the tires in the high-speed downforce bends it offers, in particular the double left of Pouhon. In the race, you have to complete 44 laps, for a total distance of 308.052 km.

Records (since 2007)

Pole record United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton


(average: 249.026 km/h)

Best lap in race Finland Valtteri Bottas
(average: 237.232 km/h)

The last ten polemen and winners

Weather report

Rain is expected all weekend for now. The most difficult day should be Friday, when thunderstorms are expected, with temperatures reaching 24°C. Saturday, the conditions should be less complicated but a light rain should fall on Spa, with a temperature which will show 22°C at the height of the day. As for Sunday, showers should take place in the morning before sparing the rest of the day, where the temperature should rise to 23°C.

Next race: Dutch Grand Prix (September 2-4)

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