We hear a lot about Eau Rouge being one of the hardest corners in F1. However Stewart himself has said that there was an even more dangerous corner at the old Spa - namely that kink. Are there any anecdotes about that kink that can be shared? I have a couple:
Stewart himself saying that he went through flat out in the 3 litre Matra, even though he thought it would be quicker to lift slightly. It was a macho thing.
Clark parking beside Gurney (both out of fuel) at the end of the Grand Prix in 1964. (Clark won by luck from 4th, Gurney had been leading.) Gurney commented that the hairs on the back of his head stood up everytime he went through the Masta kink. Clark promptly felt Gurney's hair.
Amon taking the kink flat out in the March on the last lap in 1970, gaining 2 secs on Rodriguez. Still not quite enough to win, but I think it was the all time F1 record, even with the chicane before Stavelot.
Stewart famously going off in the wet in his BRM in 1966. Trapped in petrol soaked overalls for an eternity, spurring him on to greater things with his safety campaign, to the disgust of the likes of DSJ. So perversely, perhaps this corner helped save many lives.