Mesdames et Messieurs – it’s time for a true classic of the 2022 motorsport season: The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be part of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 30th time in 30 years. High voltage action is guaranteed!
The Ardennes roller coaster, as fans call the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, is a highlight that everyone involved with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup looks forward to. This is partly because of challenging stretches like Raidillon/Eau Rouge and the many uphill and downhill sections. But the length of the circuit is also unique: at over 7 km long, it's the longest track in the Supercup race calendar. Due to the unstable Ardennes weather, it is not uncommon for it to rain on one part of the circuit while the rest is completely dry – good luck choosing the right tires!
A whole book could be filled with sporting highlights from the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the last 30 years of the Porsche Supercup, because it is so closely interwoven with the history of the series. In 2004, for example, Wolf Henzler claimed his 9th race victory here out of a total of 12 wins in a single season – an unchallenged Supercup record that stands to this day. No one was able to take the championship title away from him that year. Supercup record champion Patrick Huisman also burned his name into the Belgian asphalt forever when he took the last of his total of 24 Supercup race wins at Spa-Francorchamps in 2007. This makes him the driver with the most race wins in the 30-year history of the Supercup. In his own words, these wins were the springboard for his career in international racing.