These shots are just to add some ambience and texture to my earlier post about Old Spa. They include some shots of the segment of the course that was in use before 1971 and is still in use today.
|New Spa (clockwise from left): New Stavelot, Blanchimont, Clubhouse, La Source hairpin, Eau Rouge, Kemmel Straight, New Les Combes (ess, lower right); Pouhon (the double-apex sweeper in the center).|
|1966 Belgian GP: the remains of Jackie Stewart's crashed BRM in the Masta Kink. This was the wreck mentioned in an earlier post that led to the passive safety movement in road racing.|
|1971 1000 Kilometers: Pedro Rodriguez leads Derek Bell into the La Source hairpin in their Porsche 917's. The exit of Club House is in the background. This was the record-setting 156 m.p.h. sports car race.|
|1970 Belgian GP: Pedro Rodriguez's BRM P-153 in La Source. He won this last Grand Prix held on the old course.|
|1967 Belgian Grand Prix (practice): Jim Clark's Lotus 49-Cosworth in the old pits. The view is downhill toward Eau Rouge. Colin Chapman (dark glasses) is concerned about something on the car.|