Belgian Grand Prix: What time does it start, TV channel, odds, predictions, track guide & latest F1 standings

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All the key details ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, including the full weekend race schedule, start times and TV coverage, a selection of statistics, a track guide, the latest odds and standings plus our big-race betting tips from the ‘Pit-lane insider’.

Formula One’s summer break comes to an end this weekend (August 25-27) with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, as Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton resume their battle for the championship.

Vettel got back to winning ways with victory in Hungary at the end of July but Hamilton remains Sky Bet’s title favourite despite his fourth-placed finish in Budapest which leaves him 14 points behind his Ferrari rival.

Here we have everything you need while additional features will be added closer to the race weekend…

All times BST

Friday August 25

Practice 1: 0900-1030 BST

Practice 2: 1300-1430 BST

Saturday August 26

Practice 3: 1000-1100 BST

Qualifying: 1300-1400 BST

Sunday August 27

Belgian Grand Prix: 1300

TV Coverage

Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 will all be broadcasting the race and all the other sessions live.
Belgian Grand Prix: Betting preview

Belgian Grand Prix: Track guide

Venue: Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit length: 7.004km

Laps: 44

Race distance: 308.052km

Lap record: 1min 47.263secs (Sebastian Vettel, 2009)

2016 pole position: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1min 46.744secs

2016 winner: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2016 fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1min 51.583secs

Number of corners: 19 (10 left/9 right)

Latest Formula One Driver Standings 2017

After Hungarian Grand Prix

1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 202pts

2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 188

3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 169

4 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 117

5 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 116

6 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 67

7 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 56

8 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Force India 45

9 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Scuderia Toro Rosso 35

10 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 26

11 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 23

12 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams 18

13 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 18

14 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 11

15 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 10

16 Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari 5

17 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 4

18 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 1

19 Jolyon Palmer (Gbr) Renault 0

20 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 0

21 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Sauber-Ferrari 0
Formula One Constructors Standings 2017

1 Mercedes GP 357pts
2 Ferrari 318
3 Red Bull 184
4 Force India 101
5 Williams 41
6 Scuderia Toro Rosso 39
7 Haas F1 29
8 Renault 26
9 McLaren 11
10 Sauber-Ferrari 5
Formula One 2017: Grand Prix schedule & results

March 26: Australia (Melbourne)
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP

April 9: China (Shanghai)
1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
3 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull

April 16: Bahrain (Sakhir)
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP

April 30: Russia (Sochi)
1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
3 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari

May 14: Spain (Barcelona)
1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull

May 28: Monaco (Monte Carlo)
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull

June 11: Canada (Montreal)
1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
2 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull

June 25: Azerbaijan (Baku)
1 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull
2 Valteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes
3 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams

July 9: Austria (Spielberg)
1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull

July 16: Britain (Silverstone)
1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP
2 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP
3 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari

July 30: Hungary (Budapest)
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP

August 27: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

September 3: Italy (Monza)

September 17: Singapore (Marina Bay)

October 1: Malaysia (Sepang)

October 8: Japan (Suzuka)

October 22: USA (Austin)

October 29: Mexico (Mexico City)

November 12: Brazil (Sao Paulo)

November 26: United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

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