Lee McKenzie: The magic of Spa

Lee McKenzie: The magic of Spa

In a championship that is continually adding street tracks and identikit circuits in new parts of the world, Spa-Francorchamps remains a legendary venue in Formula 1. As Lee McKenzie explains, it's one of the best too

After a three week break in Formula 1 world, nobody minds getting back to work when we have Spa to look forward to. Some tracks might leave you longing for another few days off, but the trip to the wet and cold corner of Belgium seems to unite everyone as people return to work with smiles on their faces.

My first trip to Belgium came in 1998 when my now colleague David Coulthard triggered the massive crash on the opening lap and then found himself in Michael Schumacher's bad books after they collided at mid-distance.

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