Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Ask a racing driver to name their favourite corner and Eau Rouge will almost certainly get mentioned.

The legendary Spa-Francorchamps is one of motorsports greatest circuits, twisting through the Belgian hills and forests. Designed in 1920 and first used for racing in 1922, the layout has changed a lot since, but elements remain unchanged including the La Source hairpin – one of the slowest corners on the Formula One calendar.

Taking Eau Rouge flat is a brave, but necessary thing to do, as you have the long Kimmel Straight after and you can’t afford to lose any time. Similarly, Stavelot is an important corner as you have a long section without braking straight after.

If you have time during your visit to Spa, spend a little time in the surrounding area too. It’s a very scenic part of the world steeped in motorsport history.

Route du Circuit 55, 4970 Stavelot, Belgium