Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps unveils investment plans for next five years

At a press conference on Friday, general manager Amaury Bertholomé and chairman of the board Melchior Wathelet outlined the investments to be made at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit over the next five years. They also presented the programme for the coming season.

A number of infrastructure works have already been carried out at the circuit: a kilometre-long crash barrier has been installed and new entrances have been created. Water drainage has also been improved with new gutters.

More work will follow in the coming months and years. Part of the track will be resurfaced to improve grip, the layout of the car parks and campsites will be revised, the old rallycross track will be converted into a fan zone and some buildings will be demolished or renovated to increase the size of the paddock. The Ferme Foguenne area will also be renovated as a reception area.

40 million euros

An investment of 40 million euros has been earmarked for these works, spread over five years. According to Bertholomé and Wathelet, the circuit itself will be able to bear these costs thanks to its good management and excellent turnover figures for 2023.

The schedule for next season was also presented, including the Belgian Grand Prix on 28 July. ​ While Spa-Francorchamp's participation in the F1 season is guaranteed until 2025, its longer-term future is still uncertain.

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