2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps - Aug 26 - 28

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2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps - Aug 26 - 28

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Last year at Spa-Francorchamps
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The 2021 Belgian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2021) was a Formula One motor race held on 29 August 2021 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The race was won by Max Verstappen, ahead of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

Originally intended to be to run over a distance of 44 laps, due to very wet conditions only two laps took place behind the safety car before a red flag brought an end to the race during lap three, with the regulations requiring the results to be taken from the end of lap one. As a consequence of this, half points were given to the drivers who finished in the top 10 positions.

Race results can be seen here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Belgian_Grand_Prix

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At the moment it's due to be a rainy weekend

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organic wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:51 pm
At the moment it's due to be a rainy weekend
Normally I'd say that's exciting. But this year I want Spa to be as dry as the desert to just not run the chance of having something like last season happen again. Especially when the future of the race hangs in the balance.

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Teams have experience now - give absolutely everything for quali, since quali's results might be excatly race results :D

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Cs98 wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:02 pm
organic wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:51 pm
At the moment it's due to be a rainy weekend
Normally I'd say that's exciting. But this year I want Spa to be as dry as the desert to just not run the chance of having something like last season happen again. Especially when the future of the race hangs in the balance.
That won't happen this year. Whole different championship dynamic in play this year with different people calling the shots from race control. It'll either run or it won't - they won't do the silly rubbish they did last year.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Moreover - same situation like last year will be like nail to SPA's coffin - this track is almost out from the F1 anyway...

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Neuron wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:42 pm
Teams have experience now - give absolutely everything for quali, since quali's results might be excatly race results :D
Thankfully the points distributed for certain % race distance has changed meaning last year's farce can't be repeated like for like

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/fia-c ... t/8170151/

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Neuron wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:52 pm
Moreover - same situation like last year will be like nail to SPA's coffin - this track is almost out from the F1 anyway...
Cautious optimism but Dutch media suggesting spa's discussions with F1 going better recently. Hopefully it stays

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organic wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:51 pm
At the moment it's due to be a rainy weekend
Forecast at the moment 2,5 mm Saturday and some drizzle on Sunday. I don't think it will be much, at least not comparable to last year.

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Neuron wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:52 pm
Moreover - same situation like last year will be like nail to SPA's coffin - this track is almost out from the F1 anyway...
Its ironical that we have races where explosions were in the vicinity and races in politically questionable places all because of money but rain could decide, maybe, the fate of pure F1 legend.

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From Twitter: RED FLAG🚩🚩🚩 @RedFlag001

The #BelgianGP trophy, a true beauty:

With the shape of the circuit
Made of wood that grows in the vicinity of the circuit.
Inside it has Eau Rouge water
And asphalt residues from Raidillon

Hopefully it won't be the last to be delivered!! 😒
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What's new in Spa 2022

So you already know the weather in Spa-Francorchamps, but there are also real innovations when Formula 1 returns from the summer break at the weekend: Spa has rebuilt.

The most obvious is the transformation of the Eau Rouge/Raidillon passage, where a new grandstand now stands on the far left on the hill. The well-known chalet at the top of the hill is gone, the asphalt run-off areas on the spot have been repainted.

New asphalt has been laid between turns 2 and 4 (said part of the circuit with Eau Rouge and Raidillon) and between turns 8 and 9 ("Bruxelles" and "Speaker's Corner"). And at turns 1, 6, 7 and 9 there will be new gravel traps close to the racetrack in 2022.

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This video discusses some of the track changes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHT_nR4flwo
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Wouter wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:07 am
From Twitter: RED FLAG🚩🚩🚩 @RedFlag001

The #BelgianGP trophy, a true beauty:

With the shape of the circuit
Made of wood that grows in the vicinity of the circuit.
Inside it has Eau Rouge water
And asphalt residues from Raidillon

Hopefully it won't be the last to be delivered!! 😒
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fa08mPTWAAE ... name=small

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fa08mnvXgAE ... name=small
so they ripped a page from the 2014 Austrian GP... :?