EngageSportMode went to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix. Quite frankly, it was amazing. Along the way we took some photos to try to capture the spirit of attending the race.
This was the first time either Uncle Steve or myself had attended a Grand Prix. Suffice to say Belgium is probably one of the best to pick for the atmosphere and the amazing, historic, Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Friday – Free Practice
After travelling overnight from North East England to Spa, via Dover and the Belgian motorway network, we pitched our tent and headed in for Free Practice 2.
The first sight on entrance? The infamous Eau Rouge.
Long, steep, trek to the top but the view is worth it.
Andre Lotterer rounds Raidillon
Jenson Button’s distinctive pink helmet
It’s Nico Rosberg!
Adria Sutil looking sharp.
Herr Vettel flies past picturesque marshal’s hut.
The Kemmel Straight; source of many overtaking moves
Sergio Perez fires out of the trees
Rossi? Chilton? Rossi? Chilton? It’s Max in this one.
Lewis Hamilton on the Kemmel
Not all F1 on Friday. Porsches were out to qualify too
Uncle Steve enjoying a lager
The F1 Fan Village = Merchandise
Another shot of the awesome Eau Rouge
Saturday – Free Practice & Qualifying
Saturday was dominated by the weather. The rain before qualifying was like nothing we’d ever experienced. Virtually horizontal, mixed with vicious wind and hailstones for good measure. To say the weather at Spa can change in an instant is an understatement. Still; it didn’t dampen our spirits.