In The Moment: Webber Versus The Red River

You hear about it, you read about it, you see it on TV and you drive it in video games. Eau Rouge is like no other corner in the world, but that isn’t half the story. Stood at the bottom, you can hear the Formula One cars approach from La Source. They’re accelerating downhill like nothing you’ve heard before. Engine screaming at 18,000RPM, then bang, another gear, more screams, and bang again, another gear. You always wait for the downshift and the associated rumble and bark, but it never comes. Instead, what happens is one of the most beautiful sights in motorsport. That is, a contemporary Formula One car seemingly overcoming what should not be possible.

Flat through Eau Rouge.

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