The following test is an extract from the Spa-FrancorchampsThe Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps frequently referred to as Spa, is a 7.004 km motor-racing circuit located in Stavelot, Belgium. It... There's more... website. You can see the original article – here
La Source, also called the hairpinMonaco Turn 6 - Grand Hotel Hairpin The Grand Hotel Hairpin or just 'the hairpin is the slowest corner on... There's more... Source cornerIn formula 1, a corner is much more than a turn on the track, it is a considered and deliberate... There's more..., is is turn 1 and designed in a U shape, it is the slowest corner on the circuitA circuit is a racetrack for car racing. There's more.... It draws its name from the various water sources in the region and particularly in the SpaThe abbreviated name for the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps frequently referred to as Spa, is a 7.004 km motor-racing circuit located... There's more... area.
Le Raidillon…. de l’Eau Rouge is a stream that runs under the little bridge at the foot of the Raidillon. The sequence of movement is considered the best triple challenge in the world with incredible skills needed for the approach and to stay on the road.
Kemmel. The Kemmel ascent leads from the Raidillon to the Combes corner via a long ribbon of tarmac characterised by a slope and a curve which is taken on easily to the max.
Les Combes. The chicaneA chicane is a series of corners, in quick succession and often towards the end of a fast sector, designed... There's more... of Combes, a small incised valley or gorg, is a highly technical part of the circuit. A quick right-left punch opens up the bend to the right which determines the speed at the moment of approaching the descent toward Bruxelles.
Bruxelles is a bend curving to the right which seems to be never-ending.
The double left of Pouhon is a major challenge on the circuit. After a straight line of descent, the Pouhon is negotiated at dizzying speeds.
Fagnes. The double bend of Fagnes is approached at very high speeds as it follows a small right line after a very fast double left. The name used refers to the Fagnes (fens) region as the village of Francorchamps is located there.
Campus. The Campus corner is a fast curve bending to the right, and its name comes from Campus Automobile adjacent to the track.
Paul Frère. Paul Frère was the greatest racing driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... and journalist of all time.
The double left of Blanchimont, which holds onto its eponymous village name, is a double bend that is particularly difficult to negotiate given the speeds attained.
Chicane.The last challenge to approach is a slow corner in an S which in the old days, was known as the “Bus Stop” there used to be a bus stop there. The right-left is particularly tight and negotiating it with good timing is essential, not only to end a fast lap in optimal conditions but also to start the next one well.