Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

Definitely in the top five all time great circuits for most drivers, this track uses a combination of original roads and actual circuit surfaces. Originally a staggering 15 km long when it opened in 1925, it was reduced to the current 6.9 km circuit in 1979 for safety reasons after average speeds hit 240 km/h.

It is still a wonder to behold, especially as the weather always plays a role here, often raining in one section and being completely dry at another. Spa has appeared sporadically on F1 calendar, depending on whether Bernie gets his cash, but I hear a rumour that the facilities have now been upgraded. So make a point of watching the F1 race on TV, or drive round the public roads next time you are in Belgium.

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By Phil Clark

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