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Twelve percent more viewers: 265,000 fans rock spa

Monday, August 28th, 2017 | Sports

28 August 2017 – 09:17
As many spectators as never before have visited the Grand Prix of Belgium last weekend – Emotional weekend for Ross Brawn

"Oranje boven"! Max Verstappen lured many people to Spa

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(cafetheology.org) – The boom around Max Verstappen and the fact that the Formula 1 2017 does not ride in Germany have given the organizers of the Grand Prix of Belgium a record visit. 265,000 spectators were counted at the race track of Spa-Francorchamps at the weekend, more than ever before in Formula 1. Compared to 2016, the number of spectators could be increased by 11.8 per cent. "This was an exciting weekend for Formula One. The thousands of viewers and the millions of TVs have seen a great show and witnessed how spectacular this sport can be, "says Formula 1 sports coach Ross Brawn, as well as satisfied." For me personally, it was a special weekend ", Brawn looks back on an emotional Grand Prix. "It was a pleasure to bring Lewis Hamilton the congratulations of the Schumacher family after he set Michael's pole record on Saturday," he says. "It was also wonderful to see Mick on the track at the wheel of the Benetton of his father on which he had celebrated the first of his 91 Grand Prix victories in 1992." The Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, Formula 1 some special promotions planned for the fans. In addition to a football match between five pilots and five footballers, a driver's parade in the center of Milan will be planned on Thursday evening, with Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas taking part. The new car for the Formula 2 season 2018 will be presented on Thursday at the Monza circuit.

    

          

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