Most speed traps were set up along motorways in the Spa-Francorchamps area (Liège province). The speed of 23,077 vehicles was measured, with 859 motorists being caught red-handed.
14 driver's licenses were suspended straight away. 4 drivers had to much too drink and 3 vehicles were seized as they hadn't been insured.
"We know from experience that this race inspires F1 enthusiasts to imitate their idols on public roads. This caused a fatal accident in the past. In order to avoid dangerous situations, we have chosen to send extra teams to the area for speeding checks", federal police explained in a statement.