Visitors to last season’s rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix will have to wait a little longer while waiting for compensation for the missed race. The organization is awaiting a response from the FIA.
It looked like it would be a fantastic Sunday with a lot of spectacle for the fanatic fans in the stands of Spa-Francorchamps. After a blistering and also wet qualifying on Saturday, it was inevitable that Sunday would provide a truckload of spectacle. The necessary rain fell again on Sunday, but that did not bother the fans in the stands at first. The whole party ended up in the water. There was so much water on the track that driving would be irresponsible. In the end, the drivers drove a few laps behind the Safety Car, after which the whole field dove in and the race came to an end.
Because there were two laps behind the Safety Car, the fans present on the Belgian circuit were able to whistle for a payment from their travel insurance or a refund of the ticket costs. Several prominent figures, including Lewis Hamilton, spoke out about this. Not long after, Formula 1 made an official statement. In this, Formula 1 confirmed that it was in talks with the promoter of the event, to see if anything could be arranged.
Awaiting response from FIA
A few weeks ago, GPFans went after the possible compensation and promoter Spa Grand Prix said at the time that good news for fans could be expected in the short term. At the time, the organization spoke of one to three weeks, now three weeks ago and unfortunately without any notification of the compensation.
GPFans therefore decided to contact the organization again, and when asked, they said that a message would take a little longer. The target is two weeks, but is currently dependent on contact with the FIA. The organization indicates that it is awaiting a response from the FIA. Only when this is in, can action be taken and the fans present can expect compensation. So please be patient.