Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

The Spa-Francorchamps plays host to the 12th round of the 2021 Formula 1 season this Sunday. Find out how and when you can watch the Belgian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Red Bull's Max Verstappen starts the race from pole position ahead of Williams driver George Russell, who starred in Saturday's qualifying to claim a spot on the front row.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will line up third in the lead Mercedes, with McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo joining him on the second row.

Ricciardo's teammate Lando Norris suffered a huge shunt in the final part of qualifying and is due to start 14th, with McLaren electing to change the gearbox on his car.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas qualified eighth but will drop to 13th on the grid thanks to a five-place penalty carried over from the Hungaroring round.

When is the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will begin at 15:00 local time (+2 GMT) at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit.

  • Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021 
  • Start time: 13:00 GMT / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST / 15:00 SAT / 16:00 EAT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT / 23:00 AEST / 22:00 JST / 18:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

09:30

10:30

11:30

05:30

02:30

19:30

18:30

15:00

FP2

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

FP3

10:00

11:00

12:00

06:00

03:00

20:00

19:00

15:30

Qualifying

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

Race 

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

How can I watch the Belgian Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the Belgian Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

Belgian Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'59.765  
2 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 2'00.086 0.321
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2'00.099 0.334
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 2'00.864 1.099
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 2'00.935 1.170
6 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 2'01.164 1.399
7 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 2'02.112 2.347
8 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 2'03.513 3.748
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren    
10 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'57.721  
11 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'58.056  
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'58.137  
13 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 2'02.502 2.737
14 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'58.205  
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 2'02.306 2.541
16 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 2'02.413 2.648
17 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 2'03.973 4.208
18 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 2'04.452 4.687
19 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 2'04.939 5.174
20 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'58.231  
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