Bad weather at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps

15.07.2021
Bad weather at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps
Intempéries au Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Following exceptional floods that have been affecting Belgium for several days and which worsened considerably in the area of the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps last night, damages have been reported, essentially to the related infrastructures of the Circuit.

In particular, the Blanchimont road, giving access to the paddocks, has partially collapsed and the Ster and Blanchimont tunnels are impassable.

The track itself has not been impacted but its bordering areas do not allow us to ensure that the trackday planned today can go ahead in the safe conditions necessary for motorsport activities: trees are in danger of falling, safety fences need to be replaced and the digital infrastructure for track safety has to be restored to operating conditions. It has been decided, in agreement with its client of the day, to interrupt the Circuit’s activities this Thursday in order to ensure everyone's safety and to repair the impacted infrastructure and facilities as quickly as possibly. In addition, the support services of the Province have asked to be free to offer their assistance and emergency services to the general population.

The teams of the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps are already at work in order to be able to resume activities from this weekend, and to restore all the safety conditions required for the Circuit’s customers.

The Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps also needs to bring its support to all the people heavily affected by these historic floods.