Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Logo Circuit de Spa Francorchamps.svg
Spa-Francorchamps of Belgium.svg
LocationStavelot, Belgium
Time zoneGMT+1 (DST: GMT+2)
Coordinates50°26′14″N 5°58′17″E / 50.43722°N 5.97139°E / 50.43722; 5.97139Coordinates: 50°26′14″N 5°58′17″E / 50.43722°N 5.97139°E / 50.43722; 5.97139
FIA Grade1
Major eventsFIA Formula Ane
Belgian Grand Prix
Blancpain Endurance Series
Spa 24 Hours
World Endurance Championship
6 Hours of Spa
Modren circuit wi new pit lane an Bus Stop Chicane (2007–present)
Lenth7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Lap record1:46.286 (Finland Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 2018)
Modren circuit wi modifeed Bus Stop Chicane (2004–2006)
Lenth6.976 km (4.335 mi)
Lap record1:45.108 (Finland Kimi Räikkönen, McLaren, 2004)
Modren circuit wi chicane at Eau Rouge (1994)
Lenth7.001 km (4.350 mi)
Lap record1:57.117 (Unitit Kinrick Damon Hill, Williams, 1994)
Modern circuit with original Bus Stop Chicane (1981–1993, 1995–2003)
Lenth6.968 km (4.330 mi)
Lap record1:47.176 (Germany Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2002)
Auld circuit (1939–1978)
Lenth14.1 km (8.761 mi)
Lap record3:13.4 (Fraunce Henri Pescarolo, Matra, 1973 WSC)
Oreeginal pre-war circuit (1921–1938)
Lenth14.9 km (9.31 mi)
Lap record5:04.1 (Germany Hermann Lang, Daimler Benz, 1937)

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is a motor-racin circuit locatit in Stavelot, Belgium. It is referred tae as Spa an aw an is the venue o the Formula Ane Belgian Grand Prix, an the Spa 24 Hours an 1000 km Spa endurance races.

It is hame tae the aw-Volkswagen club event an aw, 25 Oors o Spa, run bi the Uniroyal Fun Cup. It is ane of the maist challengin race tracks in the warld, mainly due tae its fast, hilly an twisty natur. Spa is a favourite circuit o mony racin drivers an fans.[1][2][3]

Despite its name, the circuit is no in Spa but lees in the vicinity o the toun o Francorchamps athin the boondars o the municipality o Stavelot, wi a pairt in the boondars o Malmedy.

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  1. Hamilton, Maurice (5 November 2008). "Belgian GP: different strokes". Top Gear. Archived frae the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2011-01-22. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 16 Julie 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Reiman, Samuel. "F1: Michael Schumacher's 10 greatest drives". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. "Kimi Raikkonen and the romance at Spa Francorchamps". 29 August 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2016.

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