Both Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring – familiarly known as the Green Hell – are historically-important circuits that the drivers adore. They are also very close, since they are separated by just 100 kilometres of dense forest that links the Belgian Ardennes with Germany’s Eifel Mountains. Their respective geographical locations make them especially prone to poor weather, as illustrated by today’s TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps! Round 7 of the FIA WEC’s 2018/2019 Super Season effectively took place in wintry conditions and sustained spells of snow turned the famous Belgian venue into a White Hell for competitors!

But as the thermometer dipped to as low as 1°C, the performance and safety delivered by Michelin’s range of slicks and rain tyres enabled the spectators to enjoy a thrilling show.

When the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps kicked off at 1:30pm local time, the track was practically entirely dry, with the sun shining brightly and the track temperature standing at slightly more than 10°C, which prompted the teams to fit medium-compound slicks. The weather soon took a turn for the worse however and, just five minutes later, the sky was covered in thick cloud and icy rain began to fall, leading the drivers to pit for rain tyres. In the course of the next 20 minutes, the situation worsened as the rain changed to snow and the temperature fell to 1°C…

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