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2017 Belgium Grand Prix | Private Jet Charter

Motor racing fans will already know that the 2017 Belgium Grand Prix will be held at the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit between 25 and 27 August. Located between the villages of Spa and Francorchamps in eastern Belgium, the circuit boasts varying elevations and wide-open corners in and around the enigmatic Ardennes forest. Drivers rate the Spa-Francorchamps circuit as one of their favourites, despite the often unpredictable weather that adds even more drama to the 44 lap race.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (who, at the time of writing, is leading the 2017 F1 driver’s table) owns the lap record at Spa-Francorchamps (1:47:263), which he secured in 2009. Can Brit hero Lewis Hamilton topple him?

Belgium Grand Prix 2017 Race Calendar

Beginning Thursday 24 August, the public pit lane walk – for 3-day ticket holders only – starts at 4pm. Walk around and see the cars and drivers until 6pm. Practice sessions for drivers starts at 10am on Friday 25th. Qualifying starts at 2pm on Saturday, and the race begins at 2pm on the Sunday.

Attractions in Spa, Belgium

As its name suggests, the town of Spa is renowned for its mineral waters (a popular resort for the Romans apparently) and bottles its own water. Relax at the Les Thermes de Spa, a hilltop sanctuary with hammans, indoor and outdoor pools, and therapy rooms situated high above the town. The area is also a hiker’s paradise with mountains, valleys and forests to discover.

The less energetic will enjoy Spa’s galleries, museums and many cafes and restaurants. Visit the stone churches of Notre Dame and St. Remacle – constructed in Rhenish-Romanesque style. Spa is also home to the world’s oldest casino, built in 1763 by a bishop from nearby Liege. Belgium’s capital Brussels is only a two-hour drive if you prefer big city culture, shopping and nightlife.

Closest airports to the 2017 Belgium Grand Prix

The closest airports to the circuit at Spa-Francorchamps are Liege and Brussels. The latter has two airports: Brussels Zaventem (BRU) is 12km north east of the capital, while Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) is 5km from Charleroi and 46km from Brussels. Belgium has superb motorway connections: follow the E42 or E25 to the Grand Prix circuit.

Closest hotels to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit

Hotel de La Source: A 4-star luxury hotel that overlooks the Spa-Francorchamps track.
Romantik Hotel Le Val d’Ambleve: Just 7km from the circuit and located in the beautiful Ardennes forest, near the Abbaye de Stavelot.
Radisson Blu Balmoral Hotel: Has a wellness centre and is located approximately 10km from the circuit, close to the Royal Golf Club de Fagnes.
Radisson Blu Palace Hotel, Spa: Well located next to Les Thermes de Spa resort, with private cable car access.

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