Classic Belgian Grands Prix on Sky Sports F1
Six memorable races to put you in the mood for Spa
By William Esler. Last Updated: 09/12/13 9:30am
Classic F1 continues on Sky Sports F1 with six memorable races to put you in the mood for the Belgian GP.
The action gets underway on Saturday evening at 8pm with F1's return to Spa-Francorchamps in 1985. McLaren's Alain Prost lined up on pole after pipping the Lotus of Ayrton Senna by less than a tenth of a second, with Nelson Piquet (Brabham) and Michele Alboreto (Ferrari) on the second row. Throw in a rain shower ahead of the race and you have the makings of a classic.
On Sunday you can relive arguably the most famous Belgian GP - the 1998 race. A major accident on the run to Eau Rouge following a spin by David Coulthard may stick in the mind, but after the restart there was plenty of on track action and a rather unusual look to the podium after the 44 laps had been completed.
2000 saw another wet start to the race and you can see on Monday if Mika Hakkinen could take advantage of pole position and extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship over Michael Schumacher who had qualified fourth behind Jordan's Jarno Trulli and Williams rookie Jenson Button.
Tuesday night's action comes from the controversial 2008 Grand Prix as title-rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa went head-to-head from the front row of the gird - with the former ending up in the stewards' room after the race!
Your fifth Classic F1 fix comes from the 2010 season where Drivers' Championship leader Mark Webber qualified on pole, just ahead of his nearest challenger Hamilton. With rain falling at the end of the first lap would staying out or pitting for wet tyres prove to be the best option? You'll have to tune in to find out.
Finally on Friday evening you can see action from the 1955 race on the fearsome 14.1km Spa-Francorchamps circuit, where the Mercedes pair of Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio battled for supremacy.
All the times you need to watch the Belgian Classic collection, along with replay times if you miss out first time round, are below:
Saturday 17th August
8pm - Classic F1: Belgium 1985 (Highlights)
Sunday 18th August
8pm - Classic F1: Belgium 1998
Monday 19th August
8pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2000
Tuesday 20th August
8pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2008
Wednesday 21st August
8pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2010
Friday 23rd August
12.05pm - Classic F1: Belgium 1985
6pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2000
9pm - Classic F1: Belgium 1955 (Highlights)
Saturday 24th August
11.15am - Classic F1: Belgium 1955 (Highlights)
5.15pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2008
Sunday 25th August
6.15am - Classic F1: Belgium 1998
4.45pm: Classic F1: Belgium 1955 (Highlights)
8.15pm - Classic F1: Belgium 2010