Every sport has its historic arenas where great legends, spectacle and moments that defined the sports were born. Motorsport racing has many hallowed grounds including the most familiar Monaco Grand Prix track and Indy 500 Raceway. But if you speak the inside-baseball language of the racing crowd, you’re in the know about the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps raceway as among the foremost tracks of those sacred territories. The scenic raceway rests in the midst of the lush – and historic in its own rite – Ardennes forest in Belgium, its first Grand Prix was held nearly 100 years ago in 1925. But don’t be fooled: the wooded softly rolling hills and babbling brooks conceal a monster track.
“If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough.” —