One of the most advanced circuits on the grand prix calendar, the Circuit de Catalunya is modern but also has character. There are a variety of corners, a short straight and a long pit straight.
The circuit was first used in 1991 and was also the centre piece of Spain’s Olympic year in 1992.
The circuit and its facilities are constantly upgraded by progressive management. Last year enlarged run off areas were built at several locations, together with a modification at Nissan.
Demanding fast corners and a long high-speed straight makes this a real test.
Directions: Handily placed for arrivals by air to Barcelona El Prat de Lloregat airport, the Circuit de Catalunya is 20km (12 miles) north east of the city on the A7 Autoroute. Leave at junction 13, the Granollers turn off. If you want to travel by rail to the circuit the Montmelo station on the Barcelona line is less than a mile away.
Circuit name: Circuit de Catalunya
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Lap Record: 1:15.641 – F Alonso (2006)