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F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight


F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Belgian GP LIVE Updates – The fourteenth round of the F1 2022 season will see the Formula 1…

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Belgian GP LIVE Updates – The fourteenth round of the F1 2022 season will see the Formula 1 circus reach Belgium. The Iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps like always will host the first race right after the summer break. The race on Sunday promises to be exciting with a number of top drivers taking penalties and thus consequently will start from the back of the grid. Carlos Sainz will start the race from the pole position. Championship leader Max Verstappen starts 15th on the grid followed by Championship rival Charles Leclerc. Follow All Formula 1 2022 season LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

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F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties - Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates
F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE – Belgian GP Qualification Highlights

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz claimed pole for the Belgian Grand Prix despite finishing behind Red Bull’s world champion Max Verstappen in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday. Sainz was the main beneficiary of a posse of drivers including Verstappen who picked up penalties after the fitting of new power units for Sunday’s 14th round of the season.

The current championship leader Max Verstappen was the fastest man in the qualifying session but will start the race from the 15th position on the grid. A total of 7 drivers are taking grid penalties after adding additional units. Q3 saw the bottom 5 drivers being eliminated which included the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Nicholas Latifi, Kevin Magnussen, Yuki Tsunoda, and Valtteri Bottas.

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

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Q2 session saw Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, Zhou Guanyu, Lance Stroll and Mick Schumacher getting eliminated while the top 10 fight for the top most spots of the grid. Max Verstappen finished fastest who was followed closely by Carlos Sainz. Sergio Perez finished third while Charles Leclerc occupied the fourth spot of the grid.

Alpine duo of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso take up 5th and 6th spot followed by the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Alex Abon and Lando Norris complete the 9th and the 10th spot of the grid. However, the starting position of the grid will be different with the 7 drivers taking grid penalties.

Carlos Sainz starts on pole while Sergio Perez starts second. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton occupy the second row. Rusell and Albon occupy the thrid row. Championship leader Max Verstappen starts 15th on the grid followed by Championship rival Charles Leclerc.

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE – Free Practice Session Highlights

Sergio Perez pipped past Max Verstappen in the FP3 at Spa ahead of the qualifying session. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished third while McLaren’s Lando Norris continued his good form from Friday to take the fourth spot. Mercedes duo of George Russell and Lewis Hamiton were shy of the pace from Red Bull and could only manage 6th and 12th respectively.

The FP2 session at Spa was a mixture of dry and wet conditions. Max Verstappen ended up being the fastest man of the session followed closely by Charles Leclerc while Lando Norris finished third. Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished the session at the 6th and 8th spot.

The FP1 at Spa once again showcased the speed dominance of Ferrari. Barely seven-hundredths of a second separated Carlos Sainz from Charles Leclerc with the Spaniard being the fastest driver on the track. Max Verstappen rounded off the third spot with a stellar lap while George Russell finished fourth and Lewis Hamilton occupied the 9th spot. The practice session was marred with red flags and moments before the close the heavens opened, thereby forcing the drivers to finish FP1 on intermediates.

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

F1 Belgian GP Schedule & Timings

Race, Date – 28th August

Timings – 18:30 to 20:30 IST

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties - Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates
F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

Track Details

Location – Stavelot, Belgium,

First Grand Prix – 1950

Number of Laps – 44

Circuit Length – 7.004 km

Race Distance – 308.052 km

Where can you watch the Race on TV?

The Race can be viewed on Star Sports.

Where can you watch the Race? – Live Stream

The Race can be live-streamed on Disney + Hotstar.

F1 Belgian GP Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz Starts on Pole, Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc to RESUME Championship fight after both take Grid Penalties – Follow Formula 1 2022 LIVE Updates

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