The circuit

A celebrated track

A regular theatre since 1985 of the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium, this celebrated track, the longest in the world championship at a little over 7 km, well deserves its status as "the most beautiful circuit in the world".

A legendary track in the world of motorsport...

Regularly voted as the best by drivers from all over the world, the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most legendary motorsport tracks.

A global label that is rarely disputed and must be due to the Spa loop's undulating profile, its quick corners, with its famous and unique Raidillon, of course, but also to its natural and majestic setting, surrounded by fir forests in which the roar of the engines reverberate. A real jewel that is continuously adapting to the latest FIA safety standards. An historic Belgian monument as well known throughout the world as the Atomium or the Grand Place in Brussels.

From Juan-Manuel Fangio to Alberto Ascari in passing by Jack Brabham, Bruce McLaren, Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and not forgetting Henri Pescarolo, Fernando Alonso, Tom Kristensen, André Lotterer, Jacky Ickx, Thierry Boutsen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, the greatest names in international motorsport have triumphed there at one time or another.

... and also a centre of attraction

Permanent for several years now, Spa-Francorchamps is today a real hub of tourist attractions and sporting events which hosts the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium, the 24 Hours of Spa, the WEC, but also all kinds of activities, national races and foreign championships, trials, track introductions, visits and incentives on a track that operates for 8 months each year.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps recently made a major switch to digital to become a 100% fully-connected circuit, with free WiFi offered to the public and numerous new services to come.

The fan experience is part of its priorities and facilities are being constantly improved to better host the public and provide increasingly more efficient services. In 2021, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will be one of the first circuits in the world to celebrate its centenary!

The corners

The toboggan of the Ardennes, better known under the name of Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, has the distinctive feature of not having even the smallest part of its track located in the Commune of Spa. Nowadays, the track is solely concentrated in the Malmedy and Stavelot municipal areas.

This is one of the favourite circuits for drivers because of the variety of the track in the hilly landscape of the Belgian Ardennes that allows them to showcase their talent. Dan Gurney used to say that this circuit "separated the men from the boys".

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 in normal time. It became permanent in 2000.

No fewer than 100 metres difference in height separate the summit of Combes and the Paul Frère Corner. The current track has been modified on several occasions and henceforth is a permanent 7,004-metres-long circuit of development. It is still a very fast and undulating circuit, taking up part of the former track, which presents features appreciated by the greatest drivers in the world of various categories.

Spa-Francorchamps is also known for its abrupt changes in weather conditions.


The circuit

Discover the different areas, grandstands, car parks and campsites on the circuit.

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The circuit opens at 6 am from Friday to Sunday.

The circuit closes at 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, closing time is 8 p.m.

The payment methods accepted on site are: credit card, debit card and cash.

No. There is no ATM available at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The nearest ATMs are located in Spa, Stavelot or Malmedy. So, please take your precautions.

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