The various stakeholders of the Belgian Grand Prix are pulling out all the stops to ensure the place of the Belgian event on the calendar.
This edition will be sold out with 120,000 spectators and workers present every day. It's unheard of knowing that during the 2019 edition, the last before the Covid and its gauges, "only" 89,000 spectators were present on Sunday.
47% of the spectators will be Dutch, 10% Belgian, 10% German, the remaining 33% being mainly made up of English and French fans.
Threatened, the Belgian Grand Prix has put the small dishes in the big ones to seduce the decision-makers of F1 but also the spectators and, possibly, the Belgian political powers who are never far away.
It was criticized by the bonzes of F1 that the Belgian GP did not put on the show enough. “We responded to this and Spa-Francorchamps becomes a real show in addition to the Grand Prix”assures Vanessa Maes, general manager of the promotion company Spa Grand Prix.
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An imposing stage worthy of major music festivals will be set up. Pretty much, it feels like the famous Tomorrowland! No less than 35 renowned DJs will take turns, including Henri PFR who will be in action on Saturday evening. DJs will also be present in several Gold stands as well as the Verstappen stand and the 17-27 years old stand.
A DJ will take the turntables at the end of the race and the podium while fireworks will be set off as the checkered flag lowers.
A dinner in the sky, with a breathtaking view of the circuit, will be installed. We will also note the presence of several giant screens as well as a live social. We will see the aerial parade again while the national anthem will be sung before departure by the Belgian artist Anna Winkin.
The activities of previous editions will be back: Young village, open karting, historic F1 exhibition, stand with Belgian gastronomy, etc.
For spectators who took to the water in 2021, Thursday August 25 will be dedicated to them, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with various activities and competitions, both in the fan zone and the stands and on the circuit.