Since the early 1920s, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit has resounded with a thousand and one fabulous tales of those heroic times in which drivers raced on earthen roads at the wheel of awesome machines.
Conceived by Liège aristocrats within a magic triangle between Francorchamps, Malmédy and Stavelot, its route through the magnificent scenery of the Ardennes has taken on a force of character that has stood the test of time.
In 1939, human imagination gave birth to a unique bend. Raidillon - Eau Rouge was to become famous throughout the world, the cynosure of every driver. As motor sport has evolved, the circuit has always been kept up to FIA requirements in terms of safety over the most prestigious competitions such as Formula 1 and Endurance Sportscar Racing. It has returned to its roots with the Sports Prototypes. It looks boldly toward the future and new formulae. At the crossroads of Europe, it is the driving force behind an entire economy and a perfect host site for any promotional activity.
The Radisson Blu Palace Hotel, located 14 kilometres from the race track, is considered by many pilots, such as Schumacher, Alonso, Raikkonen, Massa, Trulli and Button, as the place to stay.
For more information, visit Spa-Francorchamps' website.