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Belgium 2009 - Schedule // Times and dates for the popular but damp action in Spa

Published by Christine

Spa Francorchamps

In his infinite wisdom, Bernie deprives us of F1 for four weeks and then gives us back to back racing before we've had a chance to catch our breath. It's impossible to be mad, though, when we're approaching one of the most popular destinations on the calendar - Spa.

The BBC have their schedule set out from the very start of the season, so the first table below tells you when they'll be on. Meanwhile, the second table is our Sidepodcast schedule and is slightly more flexible.

TV schedule

As ever, it's the BBC online streaming and radio 5live for us, let us know how you are tuning in.

DaySessionThread OpensStarts
FridayFree Practice 18:308:55
Free Practice 212:3012:55
SaturdayFree Practice 39:309:55
Qualifying11:3012:10 (q1 starts 1pm)
SundayThe Race12:0012:10 (race starts 1pm)

Podcast schedule

Here are rough estimates of when the shows will be released over the coming few days:

DayPodcastSuggested Times
WednesdayF1 Digest9pm
ThursdayF1Minute7pm
FridayF1Minute7pm
F1 Digest9pm
SaturdayF1Minute3pm
F1 Digest9pm
SundayParade Lap (Live)11am
F1Minute4pm
F1 Debrief (Live)7pm
MondayF1 Digest9pm

We'll be around for every session in the live comments, and I hope you can join us when you can. Either way, enjoy the race!