The Gold 4 grandstand at Spa Francorchamps gives fans amazing views of one of the most awesome corners in the world – Eau Rouge.
This is the smaller of the two grandstands at this part of the circuit and provides a slightly different viewpoint of the iconic corner.
This guide provides all the information needed to help you choose your seats at Spa and whether this is the best grandstand for you. It includes examples of the view from the Gold 4 grandstand, tips for grabbing the best seats and details of the stand itself.
what is the Gold 4 Spa Francorchamps grandstand?
The Gold 4 grandstand is one of the premium, reserved seatings areas at the Spa Grand Prix circuit. It’s a temporary grandstand that’s usually only available for the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend.
The Gold 4 grandstand is split in to two sections. See the seating chart lower down this page for more info.
Being part of the Gold group of grandstands this is one of the more expensive places to sit at Spa, with the best views and seats closest to the action.
Gold 4 grandstand location
The grandstand is actually about half or two-thirds of the way along the steep uphill of Raidillon, as the track bends to the right. It means it has a great elevated viewpoint (not as high as the Gold 3 grandstand next to it, however).
Gold 4 grandstand details
- The grandstand is not covered, it’s completely open to the elements.
- The seats are individual chairs with fixed seat backs and seat bases.
- There’s two giant TV screens visible from this stand. One located down the hill at the end of the endurance pit lane, the other at the top of Raidillon. Both are on the other side of the circuit.
Spa Gold 4 seating chart
Below is the Spa Gold 4 seating chart. As it shows, this grandstand is now split in to two sections.
The sections are named A – F but their layout is quite strang. As the seating chart above shows, sections A, B and C are higher up Eau Rouge. Sections D, E and F are lower down and closer to La Source.
In all sections the front row is row 1. Section A has 30 rows and sections B and C have 27 rows. Sections D, E and F have 27 rows.
The seat numbers go up from right to left (as you stand on the track and look at the grandstand). They start from 1 at the beginning of each section.
Spa Gold 4 grandstand view
Both sections of the grandstand are slightly tiered, so the seats in the back rows are higher up than those at the front.
From any seat in the Gold 4 grandstand you just about have a view all the way down to the exit of La Source, the hairpin corner that’s the first turn on the circuit. The higher your seat and the further to the right in the grandstand (as you look at the circuit) the better your view of the La Source exit, as you’ll be looking over the top of the endurance pit lane.
From there you can see the circuit all the way down through Eau Rouge and up Raidillon directly in front of the stand. As the cars pass and head to your left you then lose sight of them as they go over the crest of Raidillon, behind the huge Gold 3 grandstand to your left.
The map below shows the sections of the track that can be seen from the Gold 4 grandstand at Spa highlighted in pink.
The video below shows the view from numerous different places in the Spa Gold 4 grandstand. This helps give you an idea of how your vantage point can change a lot, depending on where you sit.
The video includes views from the following points in Gold 4:
- Section C, Row 1, Seat 1
- Section A, Row 30, Seat 30
- Section E, Row 4, Seat 5
- Section F, Row 17, Seat 1
- Section D, Row 27, Seat 1
The further to the left you sit in the stand, the more quickly you lose the cars out of sight as they go up over the crest of Raidillon and behind the grandstand to your left.
However, sections A, B and C of the grandstand are higher up the hill so have a much better vantage point looking down towards La Source.
Sitting to the right hand side gives you a slightly better angle to see the cars for longer to your left.
The other important thing to bear in mind with the Gold 4 stand is the safety fencing. Sitting in the lowest rows at the front means you have the fence directly in front of you. But sitting higher up at the back means you can look over the fence for a much clearer view.
Tickets for the Gold 4 grandstand can be purchased through the official Spa Grand Prix website. For the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix a full weekend ticket in this stand cost 480 Euros per adult.
A ticket for the grandstand also gets you full access to all of the Bronze general admission areas around the circuit. So you can spend a couple of days walking around the track and checking out all of the different views before returning to your reserved seat for the race.
picking seats for the Spa Grand Prix
When booking tickets in any of the grandstands at the Belgian Grand Prix you can’t actually choose specific seats, unless you go for the Max Verstappen stand.
The only thing you can do is request a particular section of the stand to sit in using the Notes box at the bottom of the booking page on the Spa Grand Prix website.
Your request may or may not be granted, but it’s worth a shot! Regardless you’ll be assigned adjacent seats in the stand based on the number of tickets you purchased in one order. You normally get notified of your specific seats in the weeks leading up to the F1 weekend.
is the Gold 4 Spa grandstand a good place to sit?
The views from the Gold 4 Spa Francorchamps grandstand are great and you’re in the perfect place to appreciate the speed of the cars as they come up through Eau Rouge and Raidillon. But as the weather at Spa is often wet, sitting in this uncovered grandstand is a bit of a risk.
My preferred option would be to go for the new Gold 3 grandstand at the top of Raidillon. That stand has a roof over the top of it, plus it’s perched higher up on the hill so has potentially the best views anywhere on the circuit (and on the F1 calendar).
The Gold 4 grandstand, being uncovered, is slightly cheaper. The Gold 3 grandstand is usually around 150 Euros more, per adult, for a full weekend ticket.
If I was choosing the Gold 4 grandstand I’d request seats as high up at the back and as far to the right hand side as possible, to try and get in the extra section at the back of the stand.
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other Spa grandstands
Check out our spectator guides to the other grandstands at Spa Francorchamps:
- Max Verstappen stand
- Speed Corner grandstand
- Combes grandstand
- 17 – 27 area grandstand
- Gold 1 pit grandstand
- Gold 2 GP2 grandstand
- Gold 3 grandstand
- Gold 6 grandstand
- Gold 7 grandstands
- Gold 8 grandstand
- Gold 9 grandstand
- Silver 1 grandstand
- Silver 2 grandstand
- Silver 3 grandstand
- Silver 4 grandstand
- Silver 6 grandstand