SPANISH GRAND PRIX

Circuit de Catalunya
09/05/2021 13:00 UTC

SPANISH GRAND PRIX

Circuit de Catalunya
09/05/2021 13:00 UTC

07/05/2021

FP1: 11:30 - 12:30 /
FP2: 15:00 - 16:00

08/05/2021

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

09/05/2021

RACE: 15:00

In recent times, the common denominator for the Spanish F1 GP has been its venue, the Montmelo track.

The Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit has hosted the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix since 1991.

The facility can be found just over 20 kilometres to the north of Barcelona and the track itself is 4.66 kilometres in length. There have been 49 Spanish GPs to date, going back to 1951 and five venues have hosted it: Pedralbes, Montjuic, Jarama, Jerez and the current Barcelona track.

From 2008 to 2012 there was a second GP held on Spanish soil, as the Valencia street circuit hosted the European GP.

The Classic Spanish Grand Prix

These days, the Spanish event is one of the classics on the F1 calendar and the track is a favourite with so many drivers who know every last detail of its 16 corners so well.

It features a mix of slow and quick corners, chicanes and long straights, which explains why the Barcelona track is the perfect track to highlight a car’s strengths and weaknesses.

That goes some way to explaining why it is the most used track for Formula 1 testing for real and on the simulator.

Barcelona Grand Prix Pre-Season Tests

All the Formula 1 teams therefore feel at home in Barcelona, with all pre-season testing have usually been held here, but this year, there are just three days of testing, held at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.

While the Spanish GP has generally been held in mid-May, in 2020 the race was postponed until August. In much hotter conditions than usual, Lewis Hamilton won from pole position.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)347
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)223
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)214
4Sergio Pérez (BWT Racing Point)125
5Daniel Ricciardo (Renault DP World)119
6Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren)105
7Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)105
8Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)98
9Lando Norris (McLaren)97
10Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)75
11Lance Stroll (BWT Racing Point)75
12Esteban Ocon (Renault DP World)62
13Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)33
14Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)32
15Nico Hülkenberg (BWT Racing Point)10
16Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)4
17Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)4
18George Russell (Williams Racing)3
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)2
20Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)1
21Nicholas Latifi (Williams Racing)0
22Jack Aitken (Williams Racing)0
23Pietro Fittipaldi (Haas F1 Team)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes573
2Red Bull319
3McLaren202
4Racing Point195
5Renault181
6Ferrari131
7AlphaTauri107
8Alfa Romeo8
9Haas3
10Williams0