Some say that, lately, Eau Rouge can be taken flat in a Formula 1 car. But that's not true of lesser race cars, and hasn't been the case for any car for most of Spa-Francorchamps's history, which goes back to 1925.
|Early post-war; the alternative course that went straight after the Eau Rouge bridge to a hairpin, and then uphill to rejoin|
the course at Raidillon, is clearly visible in this picture. The first international race at Spa-Francorchamps was in 1925.
|A sports car race in 1953.|
|Alberto Ascari's Ferrari 500 Grand Prix car in 1952 or 1953. He and the 500 won the Belgian GP here in both years.|
|A sports car race in 1955, led by a Ferrari Monza.|
|Start of the Belgian Grand Prix, 1965. Graham Hill leads Jackie Stewart, both in BRM's, from Richie Ginther in a Honda.|
|In 1970 the Richard Attwood/Hans Herrmann Porsche Salzburg 917K finished 6th.|
|Fernando Alonso (Renault) leads Timo Glock (Toyota) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (Renault) in 2008 or 2009.|