Jenson Button Doesn’t Hold Back When Discussing Spa’s Future On The F1 Calendar – WTF1

Jenson Button Doesn’t Hold Back When Discussing Spa’s Future On The F1 Calendar

It’s going to be a big talking point this week… will we see the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on the calendar next year? The fan-favourite venue only has a contract until the end of this season, and with more additions appearing on the calendar, Spa’s F1 future remains uncertain 😭

It’s not only us fans who want it to stay. 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button told us on the WTF1 Podcast that he’ll also be mega sad if it disappears.

“If Spa isn’t there, I’ll be very upset,” JB said, exclusively on the WTF1 Podcast.

“Monaco is a tricky one because there’s lots going on behind the scenes, but if you take away Spa, it’s for other reasons, not because it’s not a good circuit.”


“It’s one of the best [circuits] in the world, the racing’s amazing, the drivers love it, and the teams love going there.

“We have to be a little bit careful. We know Formula 1 is entertainment, and a certain TV show has made it very famous in America, which is great, and it’s really good for the sport.”

“But we need to make sure we keep the racing exciting and go to circuits that give us great racing because you’re going to see happy drivers. That is key.”

Are you with JB on this? Let us know in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Jenson Button Doesn’t Hold Back When Discussing Spa’s Future On The F1 Calendar

  • Jenson is absolutely right about the tracks that are potentially going to be left out of the calendar. It is unacceptable.

  • Richard Jackson says:

    By contrast the modern tracks are like karting in a supermarket car park. Flat, wide and run off areas with no consequences.

    That said the management of tracks do need to uphold their end of the bargain and ensure sufficient facilities and processes to make the event successful too.

  • Grand Prix racing is nothing without Monaco, Spa and Monza, great circuits and history and it all counts more than Mickey Mouse money playgrounds.

  • Ragnar Bezerker says:

    Spa should never be dropped. It’s the best circuit in the world. Drop Barcelona. It’s a shit circuit.

  • Dropping Spa would be similar to dropping Le Mans or Daytona from endurance racing or the Indianapolis 500. Unthinkable. Of course, I live in Florida so I’m much more familiar with the politics in racing over here.

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