How to watch the Belgian Grand Prix online today

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The Formula 1 season returns this weekend after the summer break with the Belgian Grand Prix at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit with Max Verstappen 80 points ahead of Charles Leclerc in the standings.

The 2021 world champion has won eight of the first thirteen races this season, the last coming a month ago at the Hungarian Grand Prix after a dominant performance as the Belgian-Dutchman stormed through the field from P10. F1’s return to Belgium will come after big news at the end of the summer break, with Daniel Ricciardo leaving McLaren at the end of this season, paving the way for Oscar Piastri to move to McLaren after the 2021 F2 champion falls dramatically turned down a seat at Alpine .

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In practice on Friday, Sainz was fastest in FP1 with Verstappen fastest in second practice. However, Verstappen and Leclerc are one of six drivers to receive power unit penalties this weekend, meaning they will start at the back of the grid for Sunday’s race.

The third practice will take place on Saturday at 12 noon and qualifying will follow at 3 p.m. (BST).

Here’s everything you need to know:

What is the competition schedule?

(All times BST)

Saturday 27 August

  • Free Exercise 3: afternoon
  • Qualifying: 3:00 PM

sunday 28 august

How can I watch it online and on TV?

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The full match schedule from Saturday to Sunday will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 with qualification on Sky Sports Main Event at. Highlights are broadcast on Channel 4; for qualifying and the race at 6.30pm (BST) on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

If you are not a Sky customer, you can buy a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Driver Championship

Current driver standings

1. Max Verstappen – 258 points

2. Charles Leclerc – 178 points

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3. Sergio Perez – 173 points

4. George Russell – 158 points

5. Carlos Sainz – 156 points

6. Lewis Hamilton – 146 points

7. Lando Norris – 76 points

8. Esteban Ocon – 58 points

9. Valtteri Bottas – 46 points

10. Fernando Alonso – 41 points

11. Kevin Magnussen – 22 points

12. Daniel Ricciardo -19 points

13. Pierre Gasly – 16 points

14. Sebastian Vettel – 16 points

15. Mick Schumacher – 12 points

16. Yuki Tsunoda – 11 points

17. Guanyu Zhou – 5 points

18. Lance Stroll – 4 points

19. Alex Albon – 3 points

20. Nicholas Latifi – 0 points

21. Nico Hulkenberg – 0 points

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