F1 has recently come under a lot of pressure from its fans and drivers to take a step away from some countries who have questionable human rights. Only recently has the F1 cancelled it’s Russian Grand Prix after the country launched an attack on Ukraine, and the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has also come under fire from fans after a terror attack local to the Jeddah track and its recent history. Now, it looks as though Spa could be on the hit list, but Max Verstappen isn’t happy with this decision.
The Red Bull driver and winner of the 2021 F1 world championship has given us his opinions on the Spa Franchochamps track being dropped from the calendar from 2023.
It seems as though Verstappen isn’t a fan of the new tracks entering the F1 calendar at the moment:
Only new tracks and street circuits… I don’t find that very interesting myself,” he told the press, while adding this about Spa and other older circuits. “.. the access roads and things like that are not ideal there, but in the end you have to keep passion for the circuits as a sport.”
Many agree that Spa is one of the greatest race tracks not only of the F1 calendar, but in the world, with The Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson calling it the “longest and wildest race track of the F1 calendar”.
Max had his first run of success at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix last weekend where his strategic DRS-powered overtakes took him to first place ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz and their Ferraris. This year will likely be one of the most exciting seasons so far.