This is one of the favourite circuits for drivers because they can showcase their talent on the variety of the track in the hilly landscape of the Belgian Ardennes. It is sometimes called "the toboggan of the Ardennes". Designed in 1921 by Jules de Thier and Henri Langlois Van Ophem, the original 14,981 km track essentially had the shape of a triangle connecting Francorchamps, Malmedy and Stavelot and used public roads open to traffic at normal times.
Over the course of time, the speeds attained by cars made the track more and more dangerous for the safety of competitors. Thus, Jackie Stewart became a committed opponent following his accident at Burnenville in 1966. Dan Gurney used to say of this circuit that it "separated the men from the boys".
Spa Grand Prix informs you
Spa Grand Prix acknowledges and supports the decisions made by the CoDeCo on 11 May, in particular with regard to the introduction of a “Corona Ticket”, allowing us to welcome spectators this summer.
This decision offers us great prospects for the future. We are looking forward to meeting a big part of our fans again.
In order to ensure the integrity of everyone, our teams are working and doing their best to respond efficiently to these new conditions,and make the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix a safe place, something we have all been waiting for a long time.
This Safety Corona Ticket will consist of a “pass” proving a negative test, vaccination, or immunity.
We will keep you informed of the details of this new system as soon as possible.
We kindly ask you to leave us a few days in order to react to this unprecedented situation in the best way possible, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
In the interest of us all, the priority is, and should remain, for each and every one of us to respect the measures set out.
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.