Barcelona-Catalunya circuit (Spain)

Barcelona-Catalunya circuit (Spain)

Location: Montmello, Catalunya, Spain.

Construction year: 1991

Approval: FIA 1st degree

Turns: 16

Length: 4,655km

Best lap: Valtteri Bottas in 2019 -1mn 15s 406 in Mercedes AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+


Highlights of Barcelona

In 1986 happened the most exciting finish of the Formula 1 history with only a hundredth of a second between Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell.

Second great battle happened in Barcelona again between Senna and Mansell in 1991 as they fought side by side along the pitlane. Mansell won the battle and the spanish Grand Prix.

In 2006, Fernando Alonso was the first spanish driver to win the national Grand Prix in Barcelona , Catalunya.
In 2016, after an accident between Nico Rosberg and his team mate Lewis hamilton (both in Mercedes), the dutchman Max Verstappen, 18 y-o, won the Grand Prix and became the youngest winner ever of the Formula 1 history.

Driver's point of view

Considered as one of the best tracks of the modern ones, Barcelona Catalunya is also one of the more secure.

Great fast curves, long straight lines and powerfull braking: all the required qualities are gathered to be the favorite track of the racing teams for their winter testing sessions.
During Grand Prix, only worldchampions won here!...