Wednesday, September 12, 2007

2007 Belgium Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, September 16

Aside from being the home to one of the greatest circuits on the Formula One calendar, Spa is recognised throughout the world for its water. The Romans were the first people to discover its natural springs deep in the Ardennes countryside, and people still visit the town today in search of hydrotherapy. The biggest industry in the town is the famous bottled water company, Spa.

The mention of water is never far from people’s lips at the circuit, which is eight kilometres from the town. One of the most fearsome corners on the lap is Pouhon, which translates into English as ‘water well’ and the Ardennes has a micro-climate all of its own, hence rain tyres are never far from the cars.

The bright lights of Liege and Brussels are a 40-minute and two-hour drive respectively, so there is something for everyone at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The Belgian GP timetable

The Belgian GP marks the 14th round of the 2007 season. Check out the full schedule for the race weekend.

All times are local (Belgium is GMT+2)

Thursday 13 September
15h00: FIA press conference

Friday 14 September
10h00 - 11h30: First free practice
14h00 - 15h30: Second free practice
16h00: FIA press conference

Saturday 15 September
11h00 - 12h00: Third free practice
14h00 - 15h00: Qualifying
15h00: FIA post qualifying press conference

Sunday 16 September
14h00 - 16h00: Belgian GP
16h00: FIA post race press conference

Belgian GP Info
No of Laps: 44
Race Distance: 308.176 km
Lap Record: Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) 1:45.108