Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Address: Circuit de ' Catalunya Carretera Granollers, 2 KM 08160 Montmelo
41.572.2580555555556Koordinaten: 41 ° 34 ' 12 " N, 2 ° 15' 29" O
The Circuit de Catalunya is a racetrack in Montmeló north of Barcelona in Catalonia (Spain).
In addition to the Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 can be found here, since 1996, every year the Grand Prix of Catalonia to the FIM MotoGP World Championship.
With the construction of the route of the Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 should be brought back to Barcelona, where he had been until 1975 at the Circuit de Montjuïc, a temporary street circuit in the city center, discharged.
The Circuit de Catalunya was opened in September 1991. Later that month, on September 29, 1991, the Grand Prix of Spain was here for the first time instead, and the course has remained the venue for this race. In addition, the Circuit is a popular test track for Formula 1 and motorcycle teams. Because of the mild temperatures in winter and spring, the course is particularly suitable for the pre-season. During the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, 100 km team time trial was held in cycling on the course.
The route, which was lightly several times rebuilt over the years, now has a length of 4.655 km. The length of the pit lane is 340,70 m. Typical of this course are the long sweeping curves, claiming the tire strong and Formula 1 race cars before sharing with the best aerodynamics.
Michael Schumacher was here in 1996 to win his first Formula 1 race for the Scuderia Ferrari in the pouring rain. In spring 2004, Loris Capirossi Ducati Desmosedici GP4 turned on in pre-season testing at the start -finish straight with 347.4 km / h one in 2009 by Dani Pedrosa at Mugello by 1.9 km / h over botenen speed record for the World Motorcycle Championship on.
All winners of the Formula 1 race in Barcelona
Record winner Driver: Michael Schumacher ( 6) Record winner designers: Ferrari ( 8) Record winner Engine Manufacturer: Renault (10 ) Record winner tire manufacturer Bridgestone (11 ) Record winner nations: Germany ( 7)