F1 is back in action, and it couldn’t be at a better venue. Spa Francorchamps!
Even the name sounds like it has just won a race. As one of the oldest and longest circuits on the modern F1 calendar, its status both in and out of the paddock is enshrined in legend.
Stand anywhere along the catch fencing of the famous rollercoaster Raidillon and Eau Rouge sweep, and you’ll quickly understand why. The back-draught of cars blasting past literally takes your breath away. Drivers nail the racing line at full power downhill, flick left then right, and rocket uphill out of view again. Leaving nothing but a shower of sparks in their wake. It’s a blink of an eye spectacle at over 300km/h, and it has been happening at Spa for over 90 years.