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About Belgian Grand Prix
The Belgian Grand Prix is a Formula One race held at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. The track has been a regular fixture on the Formula One Calendar and is one of the favorite tracks of most of the drivers because of the track’s free-flowing nature and high-speed character. The track has undergone many safety changes has seen many tragic accidents as well but through it all, Spa remains one of the most looked forward tracks on the calendar. For the 2021 season, the race is scheduled to be held on 29 August 2021.
The Grand Prix has seen one of the favorite races on the calendar for far too long. The circuit has seen multiple changes made to it in the past keeping the safety aspects in mind. The circuit has seen the deaths of some great prospects in Formula One with Anthoine Hubert being the most recent one in 2019 and Gilles Villueneve being on the most prominent names.
The circuit is famous for its corner “Eau Rouge” which is considered to be the best corner in the world.
The circuit over the years has been witness to some great race wins, battles, drama, and some tragedy as well. The famous confrontation between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard in 1998 after Michael Schumacher crashed into the back of the Scot is still considered one of the more memorable moments.
The greatest overtake in the history of Formula One by Mika Hakkinen on Michael Schumacher was done on this circuit. The circuit also saw the rise of Kimi Raikkonen as a force of nature in the early 2000s and has seen some great victories from Charles Leclerc and Daniel Ricciardo in recent years.
Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver here with 6 wins closely followed by Ayrton Senna with 5 wins and Kimi Raikkonen with 4 wins. Ferrari is the most successful constructor with 18 wins.
The 2021 edition of the Belgian Grand Prix is supposed to be held on 29 August 2021.