• 1 2020 Belgian GP
  • 2020 Information - Timetable

    Session Local Time Brackley Stuttgart
    Practice 1 - Friday 11:00 10:00 11:00
    Practice 2 - Friday 15:00 14:00 15:00
    Practice 3 - Saturday 12:00 11:00 12:00
    Qualifying - Saturday 15:00 14:00 15:00
    Race - Sunday 15:10 14:10 15:10

    Circuit Characteristics

    Circuit Length 7.004 km
    Race Laps 44
    Race Distance 308.176 km
    Lap Record 1:46.286
    Record Holder BOT (2018)
    Distance from Pole to First Braking Zone 149 m
    Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control 387.7 m
    Pit Lane Time at 80 km/h 17.4 s
    Number of Corners 19 (10 Left / 9 Right)
    Highest Lateral G 5.7 (T10)
    Maximum Speed: 335.5 km/h
    % of Lap/Lap Distance at Full Throttle 71% / 81%
    Fuel Consumption Medium
    Braking Events 6 (2 Heavy)
    Brake Energy Medium
    Track Evolution (P1 - Qualifying) Low
    Tyre Compounds 2020 Soft, Medium, Hard
    DRS Zones T4-5 / T19-1
    Key Overtaking Opportunities T1 / T5 / T18
  • Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps circuit is among the most historic on the Formula One calendar, having hosted a Grand Prix as long ago as 1924. Run on narrow public roads, the original Spa layout was a colossal 14.9 kilometres long and notoriously dangerous. Lap distance was reduced slightly over subsequent years and some corners eased, but when the 'old' layout staged its final Grand Prix in 1970 it still measured just over 14 kilometres.

    Spa did not return to the calendar until 1983 and then in drastically revised form, with lap distance cut to just under seven kilometres. However, the circuit's magic was retained. Around two thirds of the lap used the original layout and the legendary Eau Rouge corner remained intact.

    More than twenty years on, Spa remains the longest circuit on the Formula One calendar. Its mix of long straights and challenging fast corners, coupled with a picturesque setting, mean most drivers rank it amongst their favourite tracks. Integral to the challenge is the fearsome Eau Rouge which, with its high speed and sudden elevation change, maintains its reputation as one of the world's most technically demanding corners. The weather is notoriously changeable too, with the Ardennes micro-climate meaning it can often be simultaneously raining on one part of the track and dry on another.

      Mercedes F1 Mercedes-Benz Power
    Wins 4 10
    Podiums 12 27
    Pole Positions 6 13
    Front Row Starts 10 23
    Fastest Laps 5 8
    Starts 11 25

Race Results