The Belgian Grand Prix, adopting the sprint format this year, will see teams limited to a single practice session ahead of the qualifying round. Unpredictable weather forecasts suggest rain on Friday, potentially limiting dry track practice before the car set-up is finalised due to parc ferme regulations.
Four-time winner at Spa, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, is the grid’s most victorious driver. However, his latest victory occurred in 2020. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has clinched the wins at the most recent two Belgian races.
Here are the session timings for the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix in various time zones:
For a complete schedule in your local time zone, if not listed above, please refer to the Formula 1 schedule page.
The race day in UK/Portugal commences with a free practice on Friday, 28th July at 12:30 BST, followed by qualifying at 16:00 BST. The sprint shootout is on Saturday, 29th at 11:00 BST, followed by the sprint race at 15:30 BST. The main race will occur on Sunday, 30th at 14:00 BST.
In Europe, the free practice starts at 13:30 CEST on 28th July, followed by qualifying at 17:00 CEST. The sprint shootout and sprint race are scheduled at 12:00 and 16:30 CEST respectively on 29th July. The final race is at 15:00 CEST on 30th July.
For the US audience, the practice and qualifying are at 07:30 ET/04:30 PT and 11:00 ET/08:00 PT respectively on 28th July. The sprint shootout and race will be at 06:00 ET/03:00 PT and 10:30 ET/07:30 PT respectively on 29th July. The final race starts at 09:00 ET/06:00 PT on 30th July.
For Australia, the free practice starts at 21:30 AEST on 28th July. Qualifying starts at 01:00 AEST, and the sprint shootout and race are at 20:00 and 00:30 AEST respectively on 29th July. The main race is at 23:00 AEST on 30th July.
Japanese fans can tune in at 20:30 JST for practice on 28th July. The qualifying starts at 00:00 JST, and the sprint shootout and race are at 19:00 and 23:30 JST respectively on 29th July. The main race starts at 22:00 JST on 30th July.
In Africa, the free practice starts at 13:30 SAT/14:30 EAT on 28th July. The qualifying starts at 17:00 SAT/18:00 EAT. The sprint shootout and race are at 12:00 SAT/13:00 EAT and 16:30 SAT/17:30 EAT respectively on 29th July. The main race starts at 15:00 SAT/16:00 EAT on 30th July.
In India, the free practice starts at 17:00 IST on 28th July. The qualifying starts at 20:30 IST. The sprint shootout and race are at 15:30 and 20:00 IST respectively on 29th July. The main race starts at 18:30 IST on 30th July.
The tyre selection for the Belgian Grand Prix includes Pirelli’s C2 (hard), C3 (medium), and C4 (soft) tyres, which fall in the middle of its range.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix
What is the format of the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix?
The 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix will run to the sprint format. This means teams will have only one practice session before qualifying, and the race weekend will include a sprint race in addition to the main race.
Who is the most successful driver at Spa from the current grid?
Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes driver, holds the title of the most successful driver at Spa with four victories. His most recent win at the track was in 2020.
Who won the last two races in Belgium?
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured victory in the last two races at the Belgian Grand Prix.
What are the session timings for the 2023 Belgian GP?
The session timings for the 2023 F1 Belgian GP vary according to different time zones. Please refer to the provided schedule for the exact timings in your region.
What tyre allocation does Pirelli offer for the Belgian Grand Prix?
Pirelli has nominated C2 (hard), C3 (medium), and C4 (soft) tyres for the 2023 Belgian GP, which form the middle range of their tyre selection.