First Grand Prix 1950
Number of Laps 44
Circuit Length 7.004km
Race Distance 308.052 km
Lap Record 1:46.286 Valtteri Bottas (2018)
When was the track built? The original, triangle-shaped track was built in 1921, with designers Jules de Thier and Henri Langlois van Ophem using public roads between the towns of Francorchamps, Malmedy, and Stavelot to create an amazing 14.9km circuit taking in the forests and rolling hills of the beautiful Ardennes region. The track was redeveloped in 1979, and although the new circuit is only half the original's length, it’s still the longest on the current calendar at 7.004km.