The Gold 6 Spa Francorchamps grandstand gives spectator a view of the final section of the Belgian Grand Prix circuit, the tight and technical Chicane.
Being part of the Gold group of grandstands, this is one of the most expensive seats at the Formula 1. But are the limited views from Gold 6 worth the price?
This guide provides everything you need to know to help you choose your seats, including example views, grandstand details, location, nearest parking and more.
what is the Gold 6 Spa Francorchamps grandstand?
The Gold 6 grandstand at Spa is a premium seating area usually only available at the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Being one of the Gold grandstands, this is one the most expensive seats at the Grand Prix as it should also have some of the best views. A weekend ticket for an adult in the Gold 6 grandstand at the 2023 F1 race was over 500 Euros, and whilst this isn’t quite as expensive as other stands like Gold 1 or Gold 2, it is definitely more pricey than a lot of others.
A ticket to the Gold 6 grandstand for the F1 weekend will get you access to the whole circuit and all of the Spa general admission areas, but no other grandstands.
Gold 6 grandstand location
The Gold 6 grandstand at Spa Francorchamps is located on the outside (left-hand side) of the circuit at the final corner, Chicane.
Chicane is an incredibly tight right-left, and the grandstand sits parallel to the track just before the first right hander of the corner. It’s right against the edge of the track and everyone in the stand will be looking through the catch fencing.
The grandstand sits at just above ground level, with the front rows (lowest down) being just a little higher than the circuit itself.
Tickets for the Gold 6 Spa Francorchamps grandstands can be purchased through the official Spa Grand Prix website.
If no tickets for the Gold 6 grandstand are showing it means they’re all sold out. You can try some of the unofficial resellers to see if they have any left.
picking your seats
You cannot select your specific seats in any of the grandstands at Spa Francorchamps, with the exception of the Max Verstappen tribune.
Whilst you can’t book specific seats, you can make a seat request and hope that the Spa officials are nice to you. When booking through the Spa Grand Prix website, as the bottom of the ordering page there’s a Notes box. In there you can make a request for a specific section of the stand and hope for the best!
Regardless of whether or not you get the seat you ask for, you’ll be assigned adjacent seats based on how many tickets you purchase in your order. If you purchased 3 tickets you’ll get 3 seats next to each other, 4 tickets and you’ll get 4 adjacent seats etc…
Gold 6 Spa grandstand details
- The grandstand is covered. There is a roof over the top that provides protection from the weather. When it rained heavily at Spa 2023 the people sat in the front row stilll looked pretty dry, so it seems like a good cover of the front seats. There are no sides on the stand so the seats at either end might get a bit wet.
- The seats are individual chairs with fixed seat backs and seat bases.
- There is one giant TV visible from this stand. It’s located on the other side of the track near to the pit lane entry. It’s a bit of distance away but it’s a huge TV so there’s no issues seeing it.
Gold 6 grandstand seating chart
Below is the Spa Francorchamp Gold 6 grandstand seating chart.
As the chart shows the grandstand is split in to two halves.
Each half is made up of three sections. Sections A, B and C are furthest from the chicane. Sections D, E and F are closest to the chicane.
The rows start with row 1 lowest down at the front and increase the higher up / further back you go.
view from the Gold 6 grandstand
From the Gold 6 Spa Francorchamps grandstand you have a view to your right of the cars exiting the incredibly fast Blanchimont where the F1 guys apex flat-out at 195mph / 315kph. They’re then hard on the brakes directly in front of you as they slow down to around 50 mph / 80kph for the Chicane.
You’ll lose sight of the cars just after they exit the left hander of the Chicane, as the tyre barrier on the left hand side of the circuit will block your view.
The map below shows how much of the circuit can be seen from the Gold 6 grandstand.
Unlike some of the other stands (such as the Gold 1 grandstand), the Gold 6 stand isn’t very steeply tiered. The back rows are higher than the front, but not by much. That means that sitting at the back doesn’t give you much of a different view to sitting at the front. I would still ask to be as high up as possible to make sure you’re fully protected by the cover over the stand.
The video below was filmed from the back row of the Gold 6 grandstand. It shows that once the cars exit the left hander of the Chicane, even from the top row all you can see is the top of their roll-hoops as they accelerate down the start / finish straight.
This video is filmed from Section F.
This next video was filmed from Section D row 8, little lower down the stand, and shows that there’s not much difference in the view from this spot.
Whilst you can just about see the Gold 3 grandstand from here that sits at the top of Eau Rouge, you cannot see the corners of Eau Rouge and Raidillon themselves.
is the Spa Gold 6 grandstand a good place to sit?
The Gold 6 grandstand wouldn’t be my first choice of seats within the Gold group of stands. Being close to ground level and situated where it is, you only really see the cars exit Blanchimont and wiggle their way through the Chicane at low speed.
There is, however, a good chance of seeing some overtaking here. By the time the cars reach Chicane they’ll have been at full throttle for over 15 seconds and at such high speed slipstreaming has a big effect.
Combine that with the heavy braking zone at the entry to the Chicane and that makes this a prime spot for drivers to make a move on their competitors.
Personally I’d prefer to sit in one of the Gold stands that overlooks Eau Rouge, such as 2 or 3. But if you’re set on Gold 6, then it’s worth asking to be sat on one of the right hand sections (A, B or C).
From those sections you’ll have a better view of Blanchimont, plus you can see the cars a little longer as they enter the start / finish straight. I’d also ask to be as high up in the stand as possible to get maximum protection from the roof.
nearest parking area
Blue parking area 14 is the closest to the grandstand, but it’s usually reserved for VIPs and people with accessibility requirements.
The Yellow Spa parking areas are second closest and will be around a 30 minute walk from this grandstand if you use the La Source or Ster entrance gates. You will have to use the tunnel under the track at the Fan Zone to get to this stand.
It’s also not too bad to get here from the Red parking area at the Blanchimont entrance. Probably a 20 – 25 minute walk.
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.
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 4 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