Belgian Grand Prix 2022: What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

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After 13 races, Formula One will resume after it's traditional summer break with the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps in the Ardennes.

When is it?

The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix runs from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28.

What time does it start?

First practice starts at 1pm BST on Friday August 26 with second practice running from 4pm the same day. Both sessions are an hour long. Final practice is at noon BST on Saturday with qualifying at 3pm.

The Belgian Grand Prix itself is at 2pm BST on Sunday August 28.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have near-exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few with their usual excellent team.

Sky's qualifying program starts at 2pm on Saturday with their race coverage at 12.30pm on Sunday. Channel 4 also have extended highlights coverage this year, with their coverage details to be confirmed, although they are usually around 6-7pm in the evening on Saturday and Sunday.

What are the championship standings?

What do we know about the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps?

  • Circuit length: 7.004km

  • First grand prix: 1950

  • Laps: 44

  • Race distance: 308.052km

  • Race lap record: 1.46.286 (Valtteri Bottas, 2018)

  • 2020 winner: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

  • Number of corners: 19

  • Overtaking chances:  Very good overall. Turn one, a tight hairpin, is tricky but possible. The run through Eau Rouge/Raidillon and the long Kemmel straight presents one too. The final bus stop chicane also presents a chance for the brave. A few other places, too.

What are the latest odds?

  • Max Verstappen 5/6

  • Charles Leclerc 3/1

  • Lewis Hamilton 6/1

  • Carlos Sainz 8/1

  • George Russell 10/1

  • Sergio Perez 25/1