The Lewis vs Max show resumes today, when Formula 1 continues at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix. Red Bull's Max Verstappen drew first blood, taking pole with an epic wet lap. George Russell took a shock second in the Williams; Hamilton could only manage third. The race starts at 2pm BST today. Austrian F1 fans can stream the race for free. Follow our guide on how to watch a Belgian Grand Prix free live stream in 4K and for free from anywhere.
"It is a great circuit. It is very bumpy now through Eau Rouge," said Hamilton. "There is a massive bump right at the compression point which we've never had before. It is really sharp. You feel it on the backside. I think it was something to do with the mudslides, the rain."
It's lights out for the Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2021 at 2pm today, Sunday 29th August. Or, it should have been. a delayed start under a safety car is on the cards due to torrential rain. Sergio Perez could start from the pit lane after crashing on the way to the grid.
The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in the Ardennes forest is the first race of the second triple-header of the 2021 F1 season. The historic 7.004-kilometre circuit is famous as one of the most exciting tracks on the calendar, and contains a wide range of different demands over the longest lap of the season.
Hamilton currently leads Verstappen by eight points after 11 races. The British driver's championship lead was extended after the race when Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel, who finished in P2, was later disqualified for a fuel infringement.
This weekend will be a bittersweet experience for Mick Schumacher. It's 30 years since Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut at Spa, in one of Eddie Jordan's cars. You can watch the trailer for Netflix's new Schumacher documentary here. And in other F1 news, Sergio Perez will stay at Red Bull for 2022.
Who has the mental edge? Who has the speed? Hamilton vs Verstappen is one of the most intense F1 battles ever seen. You won't want to miss a lap. F1 fans in Austria can watch every race free. Follow our guide on how to watch a Belgian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch a Belgian Grand Prix free live stream
Lucky enough to live in Austria? You can watch the entire F1 season – including the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix – for free.
Going to be outside Austria this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access a Belgian Grand Prix free live stream without being blocked.
We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Details below.
Watch F1 anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Belgian Grand Prix rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are lots of VPN providers but some are more reliable and safer than others. As a rule, we suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money-back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
F1 season pass for only $9.99 a month
F1 TV Pro is one of the best – and cheapest – ways to watch live coverage of every 2021 F1 race in HD. Subscription costs just $9.99 per month in the United States, or €7.99 a month in France and the Netherlands.
Brazilian F1 fans can also subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2021 F1 season for the crazy-low price of R$143 (US$27) a year. You can even select commentary from Sky's Martin Brundle and David Croft.
F1 TV Pro is available in 188 countries, but not the UK. So if you're visiting the UK from abroad and want to watch the Belgian Grand Prix using via F1 TV Pro account, you'll need to use a VPN to access F1 TV Pro without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. The app supports Chromecast and AirPlay 2.
How to watch the Belgian Grand Prix in 4K
Sky has the exclusive UK television rights to show every F1 race until the end of 2024. To watch the Belgian Grand Prix in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q set-top box and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1.
That starts at £45 per month, with a one-off payment of £20 if you’re not already a Sky subscriber. It's a fair chunk of change, but it’s the only way to watch the F1 live and in 4K.
Belgian GP live stream in Full HD with Dolby 5.1
Don't want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can watch this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix on Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now.
Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There's no 4K option, but go for the Now Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Spain: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
With Carlos Sainz Jr at Ferrari and Fernando Alonso on the grid, Spanish F1 fans will be keen to tune into a 2021 Belgian Grand Prix free live stream.
DAZN has acquired the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel, in the company of ex-F1 driver Pedro De La Rosa.
DAZN F1 launched on 1st March 2021 across DAZN and Movistar+. You can try it free for 7 days. After that you'll be rolled on a monthly subscription.
Brazil: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
TV Band has replaced Globo as the official F1 broadcaster in Brazil. The switch allows Formula 1 to launch its official live streaming platform – F1 TV Pro – in South America.
Brazilian F1 fans can subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2021 F1 season for the ridiculously low price of R$143 (US$27).
Going to be outside your home country of Brazil? Simply use a VPN to watch the Belgian Grand Prix without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Australia: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
G'day motorsport fans. Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia, including the Belgian Grand Prix.
Streaming platform Kayo Sports carries Fox and offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial. After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. Basic is $25 while Premium is $35.
Happy with highlights? 10Play will show free highlights of every race.
Germany: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race this season, including a 2021 Belgian Grand Prix live stream.
With F1 now behind an expensive paywall in Germany, F1 fans will question why the French and Dutch can watch every race live on F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month, and envy their Austrian neighbours getting it for free.
Going to be outside your home country of Germany? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
USA: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
For complete access to F1 in 2021 Americans will need to sign up to the EPSN paid channels (or Univision for Spanish language coverage).
ESPN will carry live coverage of every session to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions will be available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.
Live streaming is available via the ESPN App, which is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Fire Tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. You'll need to sign up to ESPN first, though.
The US and Mexican grand prix races will be broadcast on ABC for free. Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can try a top streaming service such as FuboTV for free.
There's also currently an excellent deal with Sling TV. Pick the Orange package, which includes ESPN, and get the first month for just $10. It's $35 per month thereafter but with no contract. Cancel at any time.
Russia: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
Good news: the 2021 F1 season will be shown free-to-air on Match TV in Russia.
Going to be outside your home country of Russia? Simply use a VPN to access a Belgian Grand Prix free live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Nostrovia!
Italy: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides brilliant pit lane reporting, while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.
Don't fancy taking out an expensive Sky contact? Italian F1 fans can get a Belgian Grand Prix live stream via Sky Italia's Now TV app. A 24-hour pass costs from €14.99. Molto bene!
Japan: Belgian Grand Prix live stream
DAZN has been the home of F1 in Japan for a few seasons and will serve up a Belgian Grand Prix live stream this weekend. The service delivers live coverage of every race of the 2021 season and stats galore, making it a no-brainer for (the many) F1 fans in Japan.
Full 2021 F1 calendar & race winners
Latest news: the Japanese grand prix has been cancelled due to rising coronavirus numbers. F1 is set for its first Qatar Grand Prix on 21st November 2021.
|26-28 March||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||Bahrain||Lewis Hamilton|
|16-18 April||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Imola||Italy||Max Verstappen|
|30 April 2 May||Portuguese Grand Prix||Portimão Circuit||Portugal||Lewis Hamilton|
|7-9 May||Spanish Grand Prix||Catalunya Circuit||Spain||Lewis Hamilton|
|20-23 May||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco Circuit||Monte Carlo||Max Verstappen|
|4-6 June||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku street circuit||Azerbaijan||Sergio Perez|
|18-20 June||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||France||Max Verstappen|
|25-27 June||Steiermark Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||Austria||Max Verstappen|
|2-4 July||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||Austria||Max Verstappen|
|16-18 July||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||Great Britain||Lewis Hamilton|
|30 July - 1 Aug||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||Hungary||Lewis Hamilton|
|27-29 Aug||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps Circuit||Belgium|
|3-5 Sept||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||Netherlands|
|10-12 Sept||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||Italy|
|24-26 Sept||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi International Street Circuit||Russia|
|8-10 Oct||Turkish Grand Prix||TBC||TBC|
|22-24 Oct||US Grand Prix||Circuit of The Americas||United States|
|29-31 Oct||Mexico Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||Mexico|
|12-14 Nov||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Interlagos||Brazil|
|19-21 Nov||Qatar Grand Prix||TBC||Qatar|
|26-28 Nov||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia|
|3-5 Dec||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||UAE|