FORMULA 1JOHNNIE WALKER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 201930 AUG - 01 SEP
Spa-Francorchamps is the longest and one of the most iconic circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, characterised by extreme demands. It is the track that puts the highest peak vertical load on the tyres during the season, for example, in the famous Eau Rouge to Raidillon section. The undulating surface at Spa also means that the tyres work hard as part of the car’s suspension, placing heavy demands on the structure. On top of this, the weather can be very changeable.
Because the track is so long, it is not unusual for it to be raining on one part of the circuit but dry in another. Strategy can make a key difference here.