Video: Old Spa-Francorchamps by Martin Brundle
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.