Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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Formula One fans can rejoice as the summer break comes to an end, and the F1 world preps for the Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Sunday.

This is the 58th Belgian Grand Prix, and the racing world will be focused on the historic circuit. The venue was once an amazingly difficult track, but changes have been made over the years to make the layout more driver-friendly.

This latest version of the race has the potential to be one of the more thrilling in recent memory. Here's how you can watch.

 

Lineup

Belgian F1 Grand Prix - 1p.m UK time on BBC Sports/Sky F1
Lineup
Pos No Driver Team Final Qualifying Time
1 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:01.012
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:01.200
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:01.325
4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:02.251
5 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:02.332
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:03.075
7 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 2:03.081
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 2:03.390
9 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2:03.482
10 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2:04.059
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari
12 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes
13 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes
14 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault
15 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth
16 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth
17 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault
18 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari
19 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari
20 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault
21 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari
22 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault

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Current Individual and Team Standings

Driver Standings
Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Sebastian Vettel German Red Bull Racing-Renault 172
2 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Lotus-Renault 134
3 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 133
4 Lewis Hamilton British Mercedes 124
5 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull Racing-Renault 105
6 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes 84
7 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 61
8 Romain Grosjean French Lotus-Renault 49
9 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 39
10 Paul di Resta British Force India-Mercedes 36
11 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Mercedes 23
12 Sergio Perez Mexican McLaren-Mercedes 18
13 Jean-Eric Vergne French STR-Ferrari 13
14 Daniel Ricciardo Australian STR-Ferrari 11
15 Nico Hulkenberg German Sauber-Ferrari 7
16 Pastor Maldonado Venezuelan Williams-Renault 1
17 Valtteri Bottas Finnish Williams-Renault 0
18 Esteban Gutierrez Mexican Sauber-Ferrari 0
19 Jules Bianchi French Marussia-Cosworth 0
20 Charles Pic French Caterham-Renault 0
21 Giedo van der Garde Dutch Caterham-Renault 0
22 Max Chilton British Marussia-Cosworth 0

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Team Standings
Position Team Points
01 Red Bull Racing-Renault 277
02 Mercedes 208
03 Ferrari 194
04 Lotus-Renault 183
05 Force India-Mercedes 59
06 McLaren-Mercedes 57
07 STR-Ferrari 24
08 Sauber-Ferrari 7
09 Williams-Renault 1
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

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Favourite—Sebastian Vettel

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The individual points leader in the F1 driver standings is obviously racing well this year; he has four wins in 2013 already. Vettel also set the lap record on this track back in 2009.

While the competition is still within striking distance, the 26-year-old German has firmly established himself as the man to beat at Spa-Francorchamps.

His last win came in his homeland on July 7, and he's won once every 2.5 races this year. At that impressive pace, it is hard not to see Vettel as the odds-on favourite to win in Belgium.

 

Dark horse—Mark Webber

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So far in 2013, Vettel has carried the torch for Red Bull Racing-Renault almost single-handedly. It has been established that Vettel is the man to beat, but could this be the race Webber steals some of his teammate's thunder?

It isn't likely, but it also isn't beyond the realm of possibility.

Webber had a solid showing at the Magyar Nagydíj in Hungary in July. He finished fourth which was 5.6 seconds behind Vettel who was third.

If none of the usual suspects shine, Webber could be there to claim his first win of the year.

 

Weather

Per weather.com, it should be a cool day at Spa-Francorchamps. The forecast high is 64 degrees, but luckily, there is only a 20 percent chance of rain. Things should stay dry and allow for the race to complete without issue.

 

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