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Video: Old Spa-Francorchamps by Martin Brundle

Submitted by on December 30, 2012

Opened in 1922, with the first 24 hours of Francorchamps held in 1924 and the first Formula One Grand Prix held in 1925, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has been one of motorsport’s great tracks for nearly a full century.

Known and praised for its incredible high-speed nature, it was, like many of the sport’s icons, horribly dangerous. It So in 1979 it received some serious changes and was halved in length from 14 to 7 miles.

In this video from Sky Sports F1, Martin Brundle goes back to the old circuit, still around as public roads, to recount Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’s history and consider its mighty spirit.

 

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