Sebastian Vettel has won the 2017 Hungary Grand Prix in Budapest after an exciting weekend and the race where he managed to recover despite some steering issues. Ferrari dominated the weekend and finished the race with one-two on the podium while Valteri Bottas finished third ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton who could only muster up a fourth place finish. Sebastian Vettel has now extended the lead at top of the drivers championship going into the summer break putting Mercedes and Hamilton under immense pressure on bounce back in last half of the season.
Daniel Ricciardo was forced out after collision in the.opening lap and after Safety car was deployed Ferrari took control of the race and never looked back. Kimi Raikkonen finished runnersup and Vettel winning the race and taking his lead at top of the championship to 14 points.
Next Grand Prix will be at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium in three weeks time on the weekend of 25-27 August 2017 and the coverage begins on Friday, 25 August starting at around 09:00 uk time. The qualifying round takes place on Saturday, 26 August and the big race is at around 13:00 uk time on Sunday, 30 July 2017. We will have SkySportsF1 coverage plus several links with Channel4 Coverage.
Sebastian Vettel still leads the drivers championship with 202 points to his name 14 ahead of second placed Lewis Hamilton who has 188 points. These two are quickly getting out of sight from the chasing pack where Mercedes driver Valteri Bottas is third with 169 points. From this point its pretty much a two horse race between Hamilton and Vettel and Belgian grand prix will be very crucial in the title race which takes place after the short summer break on 27th August 2017. We will have live coverage links throughout the weekend starting from Friday’s practice sessions to all the way for Sunday’s big race. SkyF1 and Channel4 will both have live coverage in the UK and we will be placing plenty of live streaming closer to the start of every session.
Belgian Grand Prix 2017 Schedule & Time Table:
Friday, 25 August 2017
First Practice Session: 09:00 am uk time
Second Practice Session: 13:00 am uk time
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Third Practice Session: 10:00 am uk time
Qualifying Round: 13:00 am uk time
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Belgian F1 Grand Prix Race: 13:00 uk time
[ SkyF1 will start their coverage of Friday practice session at around 09:00 uk time while the second practice session begins at around 13:00 am uk time. Channel4 will also broadcast the weekend’s action in UK ]
Formula 1 2017 Season Results & Calender:
So there will be 21 races in the 2017 season starting with Australia GP out of the way, we will move to China in couple of weeks time for the second grand prix.
|1||Australia (Albert Park)||26 March||Sebastian Vettel|
|2||China (Shanghai)||09 April||Lewis Hamilton|
|3||Bahrain (Sakhir)||16 April||Sebastian Vettel|
|4||Russian (Sochi)||30 April|
|5||Spanish (Catalunya)||14 May|
|6||Monaco (Monte Carlo)||28 May|
|7||Canadian (Montreal)||11 June|
|8||European (Baku)||25 June|
|9||Austrian (Spielberg)||09 July|
|10||British (Silverstone)||16 July|
|11||Hungary (Budapest)||30 July|
|13||Belgian (Spa-Francorchamps)||27 August|
|14||Italian (Monzai)||03 September|
|15||Singapore (Singapore)||17 September|
|16||Malaysian (Spang)||01 October|
|17||Japanese (Suzuka)||08 October|
|18||USA (Austin)||22 October|
|19||Mexican (Mexico City)||29 October|
|20||Brazilian (Sao Paulo)||12 November|
|21||Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)||26 November|
Formula 1 2017 Pre-Season Testing: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been the fastest driver in both pre-season tests in march. He also set the record for fastest lap time in over a decade in Barcelona at 1:19.024. McLaren suffered several mechanical problems while Mercedes were also quick with new driver Valtteri Bottas setting a record lap time before Vettle on Thursday, 09 March 2017.
With Nico Rosberg retired Ferrari and Red Bull have a real oppertunity to close the gap on Mercedes. But looking at the pre-season test results its so evident that Mercedes still the fastest and most reliable cars on the grid however Ferrari is look to have reduce the gap and should pose a great threat to Mercedes compared with last three seasons.
Pre-Season Test#2 Results: So Vettel takes clear lead in day three of Barcelona Test. He did over 60 laps and record the best lap time of 1:19:024. Lew Hamilton was second fastest with 1:19:352.
Nico Rosbergs wins the 2016 Formula 1 Drivers Championship! The whole buildup leading up to the big and final race of the season revolved around title race between Mercedes duo where Hamilton managed to win the race but Rosberg did what he had to and finish comfortably second on podium to seal his very first F1 title.