Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012

Fans’ videos from the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix

2012 Belgian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

This collection of fans’ videos from Spa includes several angles of the destructive first-corner smash triggered by Romain Grosjean.

Wet practice

The Spa weekend got off to a very wet start on Friday.

First-corner crash

A good view of the crash and aftermath.

The reverse angle gives a good impression of the speeds involved. Note the people at the first corner ducking, and watch out for the marshal who inexplicably chooses to kick a runaway wheel.

Pastor Maldonado’s jump start is clear to see in this view of the start.


Timo Glock is knocked into a spin at La Source by Pastor Maldonado. You can see another video of that crash here:


The field flashes through Eau Rouge after the restart.

Kovalainen spins

Heikki Kovalainen recovers from a spin at the chicane.


Later on in the race, Jenson Button leads the field through one of F1’s greatest corners.

Schumacher vs Raikkonen

The two kings of Spa treated the crowd to some fabulous moves. Here’s Schumacher taking Raikkonen.

Hulkenberg vs Schumacher

Here’s Nico Hulkenberg putting a move on the outside of Michael Schumacher at the La Source hairpin.

Button celebrates

Button waves to the crowd after his win.

Track invasions

The crowd explore the track for themselves after the race.

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