Belgian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2010

Practice for the Belgian Grand Prix begins at Spa-Francorchamps tomorrow.

Have all the important information for this weekend?s race at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme – including a video lap of the famous track:

The race

Belgian Grand Prix preview – Spa?s long straights offer hope to Red Bull?s rivals

2010 Belgian Grand Prix discussion – Loads of F1 Fanatic readers are heading to Spa-Francorchamps – our discussion thread has over 800 comments!

2010 Belgian Grand Prix live comments and TV times – Join us for live discussion during every session

2010 Belgian Grand Prix – Support race details, session times and more

The track

Spa-Francorchamps, 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull have put out their usual pre-race video of the track simulation. They have produced versions with both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel doing the commentary. Vettel’s is above, see the Spa information page or F1 Fanatic YouTube page for the Webber version.

Spa is F1’s longest track at over 7km and is widely held to be one of the best. Eau Rouge, Pouhon, Fagnes, Stavelot and Blanchimont are among the best corners on the calendar and they’re all found on this circuit which winds through the Ardennes forest.

Read more: Spa-Francorchamps ?ǣ circuit information

The weather

The other thing Spa is famous for is rain – sudden, unpredictable and often very heavy. Lots of it is forecast for this weekend, though at the moment it’s not clear whether it might disrupt the serious action on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more: Rain to disrupt Belgian GP practice

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Belgian Grand Prix from start to finish. If you’d like to help us run the live blogs this weekend please please get in touch by emailling me, using Twitter or leaving a comment below.

Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

Friday 27th August 2010

Belgian Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 (09:00 – 10:30)
Belgian Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 14:00 – 15:30 (13:00 – 14:30)

Saturday 28th August 2010

Belgian Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 11:00 – 12:00 (10:00 – 11:00)
Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying – 14:00 (13:00)

Sunday 29th August 2010

Belgian Grand Prix – 14:00 (13:00)

Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.

More session times and live blog details here:

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

2009 Belgian Grand Prix highlights

Giancarlo Fisichella sprang a surprise in last year’s Belgian Grand Prix by putting his Force India on pole position.

He finished second in the race after Spa specialist Kimi R??ikk??nen surged past him following an early restart. The Ferrari driver scored his fourth win in five starts at the track.

2009 Belgian Grand Prix review – Kimi R??ikk??nen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win

Belgian Grand Prix qualifying – Giancarlo Fisichella stuns with Spa pole position

Previous Belgian Grands Prix

2008 Belgian Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton is moral victor in Spa thriller
2007 Belgian Grand Prix – Raikkonen’s hat-track
2005 Belgian Grand Prix – Raikkonen wins rain-hit race
1999 Belgian Grand Prix – Coulthard holds H??kkinen back

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Belgian Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Browse all 2010 Belgian Grand Prix articles

Images (C) Red Bull/Getty, Force India F1 Team