Belgian GP more optimistic about race future

Belgian GP promoter Vanessa Maes says she is “much more optimistic” about the clouded future of Formula 1’s fabled annual race at Spa-Francorchamps. In February, we reported that Maes was in Bahrain during pre-season testing for meetings with Formula 1 authorities about the event’s expiring contract. “It is clear that places on the calendar are expensive,” Maes said in late February. However, she is suddenly now “much more optimistic” about Spa’s F1 future. “A delegation from the Formula 1 group came by this month,” she has now told Het Laatste Nieuws. “We are convinced that Spa Francorchamps now fully meets the specifications of Formula 1.

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