About the Belgian Grand Prix, Stavelot
The Formula 1 racing calendar attracts fans from all over the world, with the tournament reaching Belgium at the end of August. 2016 champion Nico Rosberg will be looking to defend his title. The Belgian Grand Prix takes place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, in the municipality of Stavelot. The track itself is considered one of the most challenging, featuring hill climbs and a number of twists and turns. First held at this particular course in 1950, the lap record was set in 2009 by Sebastian Vettel. The unpredictable Belgium weather has also makes for exciting races, which have often taken place in the wet.
Helpful information about the Belgian Grand Prix, Stavelot
The nearest airport to the track is in Brussels, which is an hour’s drive away. If you are travelling by public transport catch a train to Liege, from where several buses are available to the circuit. General admission costs £141 or £118 for race day only. Grandstand prices are split into 3 categories and range from £330 to £560, children under 16 are between £180 and £270. For those driving, car park tickets are available for £15.39 and need to be purchased in advance. Following practice days, qualifying will take place on the Saturday. The race starting in the afternoon of the Sunday.
Making the most of the Belgian Grand Prix, Stavelot
Book in advance where you will receive an early bird discount. The general admission tickets are recommended for the most exciting way to experience the atmosphere. The grandstands however are all seated and mainly undercover. They are also situated on the main corners with great viewing. It is worth buying tickets for more than just race day, as other entertainment is also available. Arrive early and stay all day, you will get to see several races in the GP3 series, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Remember to pack waterproofs as the Belgian Grand Prix is renowned for bringing the rain.
Where to stay in Stavelot, for the Belgian Grand Prix
If you are planning to visit Stavelot for the Belgian Grand Prix, choose from a selection of houses, apartments, chalets, Bed and Breakfasts and other private rentals in the province of Liege. Wherever you stay there is a bus service to the track from Liege train station.
Things to do near the Belgian Grand Prix
Located close to one of the main tourist destinations in Belgium, visit the town of Spa in the Province of Liege. There are several natural mineral springs, or sample the many local beers and chocolates. If you’re feeling fit, then take a walk-up Montagne de Bueren for amazing views and much more.
More information about the Belgian Grand Prix
For up to date information including: championship races and details on the Grand Prix Circuits, previous winners, results, champions, Formula 1 news, the latest on drivers and their teams, tickets, official F1 merchandise and more visit the Formula One website.
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