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Author Topic: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished  (Read 586 times)

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Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« on: October 14, 2021, 08:34:09 PM »
They've decided to sacrifice the much loved Chalet building for track safety improvements, could no other way be found???

Just seems an over the top move to get the extra safety measures most agree are needed.

https://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/en/formula-1/iconic-raidillon-de-l-eau-rouge-f1-chalet-demolished,164592.html


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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 10:51:09 PM »
Why would a building set well back from the track and situated before the curve be a hazard that has to be removed? Are they moving the track in that direction to make Eau Rouge slower and therefore slow Radillon as well? Sigh. Do we kiss Spa goodbye as F1's premier circuit?
Lonny

Offline Jericoke

Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 04:34:31 PM »
I'd guess they're looking to build a run off area, or a service road for safety equipment.

Offline cosworth151

Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 08:15:32 PM »
A bigger run off area is my guess, too. It still seems like a better alternative could have been found.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 10:33:08 PM »
Run off from what? The cars turn away from the Chalet don't they? I'm confused.
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Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 02:30:47 PM »
Run off from what? The cars turn away from the Chalet don't they? I'm confused.

I think most of us are Lonny.  It's plain  :crazy:
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Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 01:28:35 PM »
Bye bye le chalet.   :'(













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Offline cosworth151

Re: Iconic ’Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge’ F1 chalet demolished
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 01:47:37 PM »
It's going to be a gravel trap & new grandstand:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/spas-most-dangerous-corner-is-finally-being-made-safer/ar-AAPzngp

The new runoff & grandstand are shown starting at about 2:30 into the video:

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