Belgian Grand Prix Guide

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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (Photo by DPA/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Belgian Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Circuit Guide

Spa Francorchamps has been the home of the Belgium Grand Prix – on-and-off – since the race was first held back in 1925, and despite undergoing several changes over the years this circuit remains one of the most popular on the Formula 1 calendar with both drivers and F1 fans. This track features one of the most famous corners in motor racing, Eau Rouge, and the 4.352-mile lap length makes it the longest circuit in all of F1. It is one of the most challenging circuits that drivers will face all season because it is a high risk-high reward track that can punish even the most smallest of mistakes, so this is a race that often produces plenty of drama and entertainment. Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are three-time winners at the circuit, but out of the active driver line-up it is Kimi Raikkonen who is, rather surprisingly, the most successful at the Spa Francorchamps. The experienced Finn won here four times between 2004 and 2009.

Location: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
Number Of Laps: 44
Lap Length: 4.352 miles
Lap Record: Valterri Bottas, 1 minute 46.286 seconds (2018)

 

 

Belgian Grand Prix Winners

YEARDRIVERTEAMCIRCUIT
1925Antonio AscariAlfa RomeoSpa-Francorchamps
1930Louis ChironBugattiSpa-Francorchamps
1931William Grover-Williams
Caberto Conelli
BugattiSpa-Francorchamps
1933Tazio NuvolariMaseratiSpa-Francorchamps
1934Rene DreyfusBugattiSpa-Francorchamps
1935Rudolf CaracciolaMercedesSpa-Francorchamps
1937Rudolf HaaseAuto UnionSpa-Francorchamps
1939Hermann LangMercedesSpa-Francorchamps
1946Eugene ChaboudDelageBois de la Cambre
1947Jean-Pierre WimilleAlfa RomeoSpa-Francorchamps
1949Louis RosierTalbotSpa-Francorchamps
1950Juan Manuel FangioAlfa RomeoSpa-Francorchamps
1951Giuseppe FarinaAlfa RomeoSpa-Francorchamps
1952Alberto AscariFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1953Alberto ScariFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1954Juan Manuel FangioMaseratiSpa-Francorchamps
1955Juan Manuel FangioMaseratiSpa-Francorchamps
1956Peter CollinsFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1958Tony BrooksVanwallSpa-Francorchamps
1960Jack BrabhamCooper-ClimaxSpa-Francorchamps
1961Phil HillFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1962Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSpa-Francorchamps
1963Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSpa-Francorchamps
1964Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSpa-Francorchamps
1965Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSpa-Francorchamps
1966John SurteesFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1967Dan GurneyEagle-WeslakeSpa-Francorchamps
1968Bruce McLarenMcLaren-FordSpa-Francorchamps
1970Pedro RodriguezBRMSpa-Francorchamps
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotus-FordNivelles
1973Jackie StewartTyrell-FordZolder
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren-FordNivelles
1975Niki LaudaFerrariZolder
1976Niki LaudaFerrariZolder
1977Gunnar NilssonLotus-FordZolder
1978Mario AndrettiLotus-FordZolder
1979Jody ScheckterFerraroZolder
1980Didier PironiLigier-FordZolder
1981Carlos ReutemannWilliams-FordZolder
1982John WatsonMcLaren-FordZolder
1983Alain ProstRenaultSpa-Francorchamps
1984Michele AlboretoFerrariZolder
1985Ayrton SennaLotus-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
1986Nigel MansellWilliams-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1987Alain ProstMcLaren-TAGSpa-Francorchamps
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1989Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1990Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1991Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1992Michael SchumacherBenetton-FordSpa-Francorchamps
1993Damon HillWilliams-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
1994Damon HillWilliams-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
1995Michael SchumacherBenetton-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
1996Michael SchumacherFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1997Michael SchumacherFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
1998Damon HillJordan-Mugen-HondaSpa-Francorchamps
1999David CoulthardMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2000Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2001Michael SchumacherFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2002Michael SchumacherFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2004Kimi RaikkonenMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2005Kimi RaikkonenMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2007Kimi RaikkonenFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2008Felipe MassaFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2009Kimi RaikkonenFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2010Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2011Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
2012Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
2014Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-RenaultSpa-Francorchamps
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2016Nico RosbergMercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedesSpa-Francorchamps
2018Sebastian VettelFerrariSpa-Francorchamps
2019Charles LeclercFerrariSpa-Francorchamps