Silver 2 Spa Francorchamps Grandstand Guide Belgian Grand Prix

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Silver 2 Grandstand at Spa Francorchamps

The Silver 2 grandstand at Spa Francorchamps is right on the edge of the circuit at the bottom of the incredible Eau Rouge and Raidillon corners. 

It also backs directly on to the F1 Fan Zone, so is perfectly placed for on-and-off track entertainment. But the live music does get a little loud if you sit in certain places in the stand.

This guide provides all the information you need to know if you’re considering buying tickets for the Silver 2 grandstand, including example views and some tips on how to pick the best seats.

Contents

what is the Silver 2 grandstand / Fan Zone?

The Fan Zone is the main area of off-track entertainment for F1 fans at Spa Francorchamps. It contains food and drink stalls, road and race car displays, team clothing and merchandise stands and a large stage with live music and F1 driver interviews.

The Silver 2 grandstand is right on the edge of the F1 Fan Zone. Being part of the Silver group of grandstands it’s slightly less expensive than any of the Gold grandstands. But in this case it still offers amazing views of Eau Rouge and Raidillon; more on that later in this article.

The image below was taken from the top row of the grandstand in section D after turning around 180 degrees.

Silver 2 grandstand location

The Silver 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand is located on the left-hand side (outside) of the circuit on the downhill run between La Source and Eau Rouge.

The grandstand starts shortly after the right-hand kink in the ‘straight’ that follows La Souce, just after the advertising gantry that crosses the circuit. The stand finishes just before the kerb on the left hand side of Eau Rouge, at the lowest point of the corner, before the cars start the steep climb up Raidillon.

There’s a small gap between the safety fence on the edge of the circuit and the front of the stand. Behind the grandstand is the F1 Fan Zone.

grandstand details

is it covered?

The grandstand is not covered, it has no roof so it’s completely open to the elements. Make sure you bring protection from the rain or sun, depending on the weather forecast!

seat types

The seats in the Silver 2 Spa grandstand are individual chairs with fixed seat backs and bases.

nearest TV screens

The biggest screen is on the opposite side of the track by the exit of the endurance pit lane. This is only really visible for people sat in the left-hand end of the Silver 2 stand closest to Eau Rouge. Those in sections D, E, F, G and H can see this screen.

There are three other screens that are much smaller directly in front of sections A, B and C. These are just in front of row 1 and on the extreme left hand side of each section.

If you’re sat in the middle of the front row you might struggle to see them a little as you’ll almost be in line with them.

There is also one screen behind the stand, towards the right hand side behind section A. This is designed for people sat in the endurance pit lane buildings on the other side of the circuit, but if you’re in the back couple of rows you can turn around to view it from the Silver 2.

Trying to get a seat in a row further back in the grandstand means you should be able to see a screen from most seat numbers.

Spa Francorchamps Silver 2 seating chart

Below is the full seating chart for the Silver 2 grandstand at Spa Francorchamps.

As the chart shows there are 8 sections in this stand which go from A to H. A is closest to La Source and H is closest to Eau Rouge.

If you sit in sections A to D the noise of the music stage will be pretty loud behind you. In sections E and up it’s a little quieter.

Each section has 12 rows. Row 1 is the front row lowest down and row 12 is the back row highest up.

The seat numbers go up from right to left (as you stand on the track and look at the stand). They start from 1 at the beginning of each section.

Spa Francorchamps Silver 2 view

From Silver 2 you have a view to your right of the cars coming around the right hand kink after La Source. They’ll then pass from right to left in front of you as they enter Eau Rouge and climb up Raidillon. You’ll lose them out of sight just as they go over the crest at the top of Raidillon.

The image below shows the areas of the track that can be seen from the Silver 2 grandstand highlighted in pink.

Here’s the view from section D, row 12 (back row), seat 17.

Sitting on the left or right hand side of this stand doesn’t change your view very much. Obviously the further to the right you sit (as you look at the circuit), the earlier you can see the cars come around the kink after La Source. But even on the extreme right hand side you can never see the exit of La Source itself.

If you sit far to the left of the stand near to Eau Rouge you don’t actually get to see the cars for any longer as they crest Raidillon.

In fact, you can see less of the top of Raidillon than you can from further right in the stand. That’s because the left hand side of the stand is lower down the hill. 

Sitting further to the right means you’re higher up and have a better vantage point for seeing over the top of Raidillon.

Compare this video below which is filmed from the far left hand side of the stand, Section H row 1:

To this video which is filmed from the middle of the stand in Section C row 6:

Ok, Eau Rouge and Raidillon are further away in the second clip but being higher up the hill means you can see over the top of Raidillon more easily.

Then there’s the view from further to the right which can be seen in the video below. You get to see more of the kink after La Source, plus you can actually see on to the Kemmel Straight thanks to the higher vantage point (but probably need a pair of binoculars).

This video is older and the stand it an older version, but it’s filmed from the equivalent of Section A.

buying tickets for Silver 2 at Spa

Tickets for the Silver 2 Spa Francorchamps grandstand can be purchased through the official Spa Grand Prix website. 

Prices for this grandstand started at 395 Euros for the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix. A ticket for this stand gets you a specific seat within the stand that will be yours all weekend long. It also means you can access the Fan Zone and all other general admission areas around the circuit. It doesn’t give you access to any other grandstands, however.

picking seats for the Belgian Grand Prix

When booking your tickets unfortunately you can’t pick individual seats within this stand (or any of the grandstands at Spa Francorchamps).

There is, however, a Notes box on the booking page of the Spa Grand Prix website. In this box you can request to sit in a specific section of the stand. You’re not guaranteed to get your request, but it’s worth a try!

Belgian Grand Prix ticket purchase notes box

If I was buying a ticket for this stand I’d request seats in the back few rows, somewhere around the middle of the stand. Being far to the right gives you better views of the cars after they’ve left La Source, plus a higher view point to see over the top of Raidillon. But as this is a long grandstand sitting on the far right also means you’re a long way from Eau Rouge, so sitting in the middle would be the perfect compromise for me.

Regardless of whether or not you are assigned the seats you requested, you’ll be allocated a number of adjacent seats based on how many tickets you purchased in one online order. These will normally be sent to you in the weeks leading up to the race.

is the Silver 2 grandstand a good place to sit?

The Silver 2 Spa grandstand is a good option for views of Eau Rouge, Raidillon and being as close as possible to the Fan Zone.

If you can afford a little more, the Gold 3 grandstand is definitely worth checking out. That’s the huge covered stand on the top of Raidillon which has the most spectacular views of any of the grandstands at the Belgian Grand Prix.

If the Silver grandstands are the most you can afford then it’s also worth checking out the Silver 1 grandstand. For the same price as Silver 2 you can sit closer to the exit of La Source where there’s likely to be some action on the first couple of laps. Plus you still have a view all the way through Eau Rouge and Raidillon.

nearest parking area

The yellow parking area is closest to this stand and you’ll enter the circuit throug the Ster entrance. It took me about 20 minutes to walk from the yellow parking to the Fan Zone.

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

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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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