Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has released information about the changes being made to the Formula 1 track during the off-season.

Various transformations are underway at Spa-Francorchamps, and the latest images taken by the Belgian track provide a glimpse at the changes at Eau Rouge/Raidillon.

Spa’s renovation program will focus on the daunting uphill sweep that has caused a lot of controversy in the past few years due to a number of high-profile accidents that have occurred in the sector.

In light of the number of high-profile accidents that have occurred in the sector in the past few years, the difficult uphill climb has been a major focus of Spa’s €80 million budget for the renovation program.

Despite rising calls for a change in the Eau Rouge layout ,there has been no change in the layout of the complex amid suggesting a slight tightening of the complex to make the sweep a real corner once again rather than an endless stretch. The run-off area on the left-hand side of the complex has, however, been moved significantly back to the top of the hill, while that on the right has been expanded.

Construction ongoing at Spa-Francorchamps Raidillon /Eau Rouge complex

In the process of completing this modification, the famous Chalet that overlooked the racetrack at Raidillon was razed, and the site is being converted into a grandstand and a hospitality center, capable of holding 4,600 spectators. The addition of a gravel trap at a tangent to the corner, a feature that will invariably penalize anyone riding up the hill, is sure to be welcomed by F1 fans.

Gravel traps will also be installed near Bruxelles, Blanchimont, and the hairpin at La Source.

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