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Belgian Grand Prix 2022

Video: First glimpse of the new-look Spa F1 track after major changes

F1's famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has undergone a number of changes ahead of the 2022 Grand Prix in the name of safety.

F1 fans have been given an early glimpse of how the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will look for the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix, following a winter of changes.

The track has undergone €25 million worth of redevelopment since the end of the 2021 racing season, including the building of a new permanent grandstand that overlooks Eau Rouge and Raidillon.

The changes were geared at improving track safety, all while preserving the layout of the popular racing venue, which has been a regular on the F1 calendar since 1950.

And now a Porsche test of their new 2023 Le Mans hypercar, shared by YouTube user LB-MotorsportVideo, has shown how the changes will look with cars on track.

What changes have been made to the Spa circuit?

Amongst €25m worth of redevelopment, a number of Spa's most famous corners have been given a new look.

Eau Rouge and Raidillon are now surrounded by a freshly-laid tarmac run-off, with the barriers pushed back to improve safety. A new permanent grandstand has also been built in that section.

Meanwhile, La Source has been given a new gravel trap on the exit, while Turn 9 (often referred to as 'No Name') has been redesigned to offer a layout alternative that will not be used by F1.

The changes have allowed the circuit to be granted double approval from the FIA for motorsport competitions, and Grade C from the FIM for motorcycle competitions.

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	© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
			© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
	© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
			© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
	© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
			© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
	© Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

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