Belgium: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Location: Spa
Laps: 44
Circuit Length: 7.004 km
Lap Record: 1:47.263 – S Vettel (2009)

In every sense one of the classics on the calendar. A circuit both spectacular and emotive; La Source hairpin, the downhill plunge to Eau Rouge, the forest setting and the longest lap distance in the World Championship.

But the weather and size of the track means it can be problematic for drivers. It can be dry in one place and wet in another.

Some of the course follows public roads, but the track boasts excellent facilities for teams, officials and media. It has been the home of the Belgian Grand Prix on a permanent basis since 1985.