Belgian Grand Prix 2018 practice: Live stream, what TV channel and start time and F1 circuit info for Spa-Francorchamps

F1 is back from its summer break and heads to Belgium as Lewis Hamilton looks to extend his world championship lead over rival Sebastian Vettel.

The Brit secured a sixth win in Hungary last time out to put himself into 24 points ahead in the overall standings.

 Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel at the Belgian Grand Prix last year

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Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel at the Belgian Grand Prix last year

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When is the Belgian Grand Prix?

The Belgian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, August 26.

It will begin at 2.10pm.

On Friday, August 24, practice one will get underway at 10am with practice two following at 2pm.

Practice three begins at 11am on Saturday, August 25 before the battle for pole starts with qualifying at 2pm.

What TV channel is the Belgian Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?

The Belgian Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1 with coverage of race day beginning at 12.30pm.

Before that, coverage of the Friday practices gets underway at 9.45am with Saturday's coverage following at 10.45am.

To stream the race live, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV for £7.99

For full details of which F1 races will be live on Channel 4 this season click here.

Where is the Belgian Grand Prix held?

The Belgian Grand Prix will be held at Spa-Francorchamps, which has been the destination for the race since 1925.

Drivers will race 44 laps.

The popular and picturesque circuit situated in the Ardennes forest has become a favourite of fans over the years, but is also known for its extreme weather.

At one stage in its history, there was rain at the Belgian Grand Prix 20 years in a row.

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F1 is back from its summer break and heads to Belgium as Lewis Hamilton looks to extend his world championship lead over rival Sebastian Vettel.