Formula 1 - Spa Francorchamps - Belgium
In 1925 the first Belgian Grand prix was held at Spa Francorchamps circuit,and it is one of the most popular venue among the formula one drivers and
fans.The original spa circuit was very dangerous and was 14.9 Km long,however the lap distance was reduced slightly over the years.In the year 1970
the last race took place at this circuit which was still very fast and measured 14 Kms.
The Belgian Grand Prix was held in Brussels from 1971 until 1985,when the relaid spa circuit was opened for racing and the Belgian Grand Prix
returned there.Since 1985 the spa francorchamps circuit has been the home of formula one in Belgium.
More than twenty years on spa remains the longest circuit on the calendar,but still most formula one drivers rank this circuit among their favourite tracks.The weather is also very tricky here it may raining on one part of the track and dry on another.It has been a challenging for all the formula one drivers over the years.
World Champion Michael Schumacher,who made his debut at spa in 1991 and won his first race there in 1992.He also won his 52nd grand prix at spa in 2001,with this win he overtook the record of Alain Prost's 51 wins.Michael Schumacher also won his seventh world championship title at the spa in 2004.He has also won six races at the spa circuit which is the most wins for any formula one drivers on this circuit.Such is the challenge on this circuit that only six drivers have won the race more than two times here.Michael Schumacher(6 times),Ayrton Senna(5times),Kimi Raikkonen(4 times),Jim Clark(4 times),Juan Fangio(3 times),Damon Hill(3 times)
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps-
Circuit Name --
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
First Grand prix --
No of Laps -- 44
Circuit Length -- 7.004 Km
Race Distance -- 308.052 Km
Lap Record -- 1:47.263 -