Belgian Grand Prix: The Belgian Grand Prix has a long tradition and was first held in 1950 as part of the Formula One World Championship. Since then, the race has held a permanent position on the racing calendar and is often considered one of the highlights of the season.
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race track is famous for its challenging and breathtaking layout. With a length of about 7 kilometers, it is one of the longest tracks on the Formula One calendar.
One of the most famous and challenging sections on the circuit is Eau Rouge/Raidillon. It is a fast uphill turn followed by a sharp left-right combination that requires a lot of courage and precision from the drivers. Eau Rouge/Raidillon is considered one of the most spectacular corner combinations in motorsports.
Spa-Francorchamps is known for its changeable weather conditions. The circuit covers a hilly region and is often affected by rain, which can lead to difficult conditions for the drivers. This makes the Belgian Grand Prix an unpredictable and very exciting Formula One race.
This year, the Belgian Grand Prix will be held from July 28 to 30. A week earlier, the Formula 1 teams made a guest appearance in Hungary / Budapest at the Hungaroring. After the Spa Grand Prix, the Formula 1 circus goes into a 3-week summer break. On August 25, it then goes in the Netherlands in Zandvoort - Circuit Park Zandvoort again on the track.
Formula 1 enthusiasts are familiar with the best-known corners of the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps. There's Pouhon, La Source, Eau-Rouges, Les Combes and Blanchimont. In past years, these corners have challenged many a Formula One driver.
With a length of 7.004 kilometers, the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is the longest track on the current Formula One calendar. As a result, the race comprises only 44 laps.
The Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, also known as Ardennes Rollercoaster, owes its nickname to the impressive height difference of about 100 meters and the many curves that generate high centrifugal forces.
The track consists of a total of 19 curves. Of these, 10 are left turns and 9 are right turns.
Since the year 1925, the Belgian Grand Prix has been held on this track, with some interruptions. Since the year 1950, the race has been part of the Formula One World Championship.
The fastest ever lap record at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps (Belgian Grand Prix) was set during qualifying for the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix. The driver was Sebastian Vettel on Ferrari. He set a time of 1:41.501 minutes.
The highest speed ever recorded at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps was in 2018. The driver was Valtteri Bottas, driving for Mercedes. He reached an impressive speed of 359.7 km/h on the Kemmel straight.
The record for the most wins by a driver at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is six. This impressive feat was achieved by Michael Schumacher, who celebrated these victories in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2002.
The record for the most pole positions at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is seven pole positions. That record is shared by Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Juan Manuel Fangio.
|2022||M. Verstappen||Red Bull|
|2021||M. Verstappen||Red Bull / Honda|
|2020||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2019||C. Leclerc||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2018||S. Vettel||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2017||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2016||N. Rosberg||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2015||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2014||D. Ricciardo||Red Bull / Renault|
|2013||S. Vettel||Red Bull / Renault|
|2012||J. Button||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2011||S. Vettel||Red Bull / Renault|
|2010||L. Hamilton||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2009||K. Räikkönen||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2008||F. Massa||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2007||K. Räikkönen||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2005||K. Räikkönen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2004||K. Räikkönen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2002||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2001||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2000||M. Häkkinen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|1999||D. Coulthard||McLaren / Mercedes|
|1998||D. Hill||Jordan / Mugen-Honda|
|1997||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1996||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1995||M. Schumacher||Benetton / Renault|
|1994||D. Hill||Williams / Renault|
|1993||D. Hill||Williams / Renault|
|1992||M. Schumacher||Benetton / Ford|
|1991||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1990||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1989||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1988||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1987||A. Prost||McLaren / TAG|
|1986||N. Mansell||Williams / Honda|
|1985||A. Senna||Lotus / Renault|
|1983||A. Prost||Renault / Renault|
|1970||P. Rodriguez||BRM / BRM|
|1968||B. McLaren||McLaren / Ford|
|1967||D. Gurney||Eagle / Weslake|
|1966||J. Surtees||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1965||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1964||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1963||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1962||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1961||P. Hill||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1960||J. Brabham||Cooper / Climax|
|1958||T. Brooks||Vanwall / Vanwall|
|1956||P. Collins||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1955||J. M. Fangio||Mercedes / Mercedes|
|1954||J. M. Fangio||Mercedes / Mercedes|
|1953||A. Ascari||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1952||A. Ascari||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1951||G. Farina||Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo|
|1950||J. M. Fangio||Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo|
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