Gold 2 Spa Francorchamps GP2 Grandstand Seat & View Guide

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

View from Gold 2 grandstand as Spa Francorchamps

The Gold 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand is perched high on the edge of the circuit after the exit of Turn 1, La Source. It has views that span all the way up the incredible Eau Rouge and Raidillon and on to the start of the Kemmel straight.

This page provides a full guide to sitting in the Gold 2 grandstand at the Belgian Grand Prix. It includes details on the grandstand itself, its location, examples views and everything else you need to know.

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What is the Gold 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand?

The Gold 2 grandstand, also known as the Gold 2 GP2 grandstand or tribune on the Spa Grand Prix website, is a seating area on the exit of the first corner of the Belgian Grand Prix circuit.

Being part of the gold group of grandstands, this is premium seating area with some of the best views around the circuit. It also means that tickets for this stand are likely to be some of the most expensive. For the 2023 Formula 1 race a weekend ticket in the Gold 2 grandstand cost over 600 Euros.

This grandstand was recently rebuilt and is now one of the best places to sit at Spa.

Where is the Gold 2 grandstand at Spa?

The Gold 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand is located on the outside (left-hand side) of the circuit after the exit of Turn 1, the La Source hairpin. It’s a couple of hundred feet further down the track as it drops downhill, pretty much half way between the exit of Turn 1 and the start of Turn 2.

The grandstand itself isn’t quite parallel with the edge of the track, it’s actually angled with the left hand side of the stand (as you look at the circuit) slightly further away from the track. This allows everyone in the stand to see the exit of La Source. 

Tickets

Tickets for the Gold 2 stand usually sell out fast on the Spa GP official website as it’s a popular place to sit. If it is sold out but you’re still after some tickets, I’d recommend purchasing them through P1 Travel. 

They’re an official Formula 1 ticket reseller with a great reputation, great reviews have a good selection of 1, 2 or 3-day tickets available.

Grandstand details

  • There is a roof over the grandstand. If you’re in the front couple of rows of the stand you might still gt a tiny bit wet if it rains heavily as the roof is very high. There are no sides on the stand, so if you’re in the seats on either end you also stand a chance of getting wet.
  • The seats are individual chairs with fixed bases and seat backs.
  • There are two giant TVs visible from this grandstand. They’re on the other side of the circuit on top of the historic pit lane buildings.
TV screens near the Gold 2 grandstand at the Belgian Grand Prix

Gold 2 seating chart

Below is the Spa Gold 2 grandstand seating chart.

As the Spa Gold 2 seating chart shows, there’s 6 different sections in the stand named A to F.

All sections have 23 rows, with row 1 being the lowest down at the front.

Sections A and F are 20 seats wide and sections B, C, D and E are 40 seats wide. The seat numbers increase from left to to right as you look at the stand from the circuit.

Gold 2 grandstand view

The view from the Gold 2 grandstand is fantastic. Not only do you get to see the cars exiting the first corner but you have coverage of the entire run up Eau Rouge and Raidillon on to the long Kemmel Straight.

The map below shows the parts of the circuit that can be seen from this stand highlighted in pink.

Your view of the circuit doesn’t change a huge amount depending on where in the stand you sit. The only thing I’d say is that sitting further to the left in the stand will give you a little more visibility of the cars as they go through Raidillon and enter the Kemmel Straight, but there’s not a lot in it.

The stand itself is perched on the edge of a bank next to the circuit, plus the seating starts a long way off the ground. Even the lowest rows at the front of the stand are at least 5 to 10 metres above the level of the circuit, so you’re always looking over the fence at the edge of the track.

The video below shows example of the view from the new stand filmed during the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix weekend. The views in the video are filmed from the following sections:

  • Section A, Row 23, Seat 26
  • Section E, Row 14, Seat 2
  • Section B, Row 9, Seat 4

As the video shows you can see the cars as they exit La Source and then have an amazing view of them as they climb up Eau Rouge and Raidillon which from here looks incredibly steep.

As the grandstand is so high off the ground, you can also see the cars as they enter the Kemmel Straight. You lose them out of sight just as they go around the right hand kink in Kemmel.

Whether you sit in the front rows or back rows you can see pretty much the same amount of the circuit, and always have an incredible panoramic view of the circuit and its surroundings. I’d probably try and get sits a little higher up and in the middle of the stand just to make sure I’m fully under the covered roof.

You can also see the two TV screens opposite the stand as the camera pans around.

Is the Gold 2 grandstand a good place to sit at Spa?

Eau Rouge isn’t only the most famous corner on the Spa Francorchamps circuit, it’s one of the most famous in the world. The Gold 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand gives incredible views of the cars heading up that corner away from you, through Raidillon and on to the Kemmel Straight.

This is one of the most impressive viewpoints on the whole circuit. The landscape and steepness of the circuit here is stunning, and the speed at which the cars come past you and go through Eau Rouge is amazing.

Having a view of the exit of the first corner is a massive bonus as well. There’s often a lot of action on the first lap at Turn 1. Whilst some of it likely to happen on the way in to the corner which you can’t see from this grandstand, you can see the run-off area at corner exit which cars often spill on to.

I think this grandstand and the Gold 3 stand are probably the two best places to sit at Spa.

Nearest parking area

Blue parking areas 1 & 2 are the closest to the grandstand, but they’re usually reserved for VIPs and people with accessibility requirements. The Yellow Spa parking areas are second closest and will be around a 20 minute walk from this grandstand if you use the Ster entrance gates. Check out our full guide to Spa Francorchamps parking for more info. 

Tickets for the parking can be purchased directly through the Spa Grand Prix website. 

Nearest campsite

The Yellow Spa Francorchamps campsite is closest to the Gold 9 stand. You can walk from the campsite to the La Source circuit entrance in around 15 minutes, then it’s only another couple of minutes to this stand.

Other Spa grandstands

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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