Spa revamp begins

Work has now begun on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium which will return to the F1 calendar next year after missing out in 2005. The work which will be done this winter will include a completely revamped pit and paddock area which will be much bigger than previously. This will entail changes to the Bus Stop chicane and the hairpin at La Source. The work includes new access routes and new grandstands in the pit area.

There are reported to be a number of planning issues being discussed as at the moment as some of the permits needed for new parking areas have been refused but these do not affect the major work and it is expected that there will new applications for the parking.

The work should be completed by May 15 next year.

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