Formula One finally returned to one of the best tracks in the world for Round 14 in Belgium.
The Spa Francorchamps circuit is rightly agreed to be the best driver circuit on the calendar. Only its finances and facilities let it down. Now the track has returned with new pit complexes and minor revisions to the track to allow for new runs-off and an altered Bus Stop chicane.
Unlike many tracks, Spa is built amongst the hills and natural geography of the area. Thus, the track is long and varies in height, the emphasis being on long open corners and straights. Only the chicane and hairpin punctuate the fast, flowing nature of the track.
This creates the famous corner Eau Rouge, which dives down from the La Source hairpin before changing direction at its slowest point.