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The F1 Spain Grand Prix - Barcelona

The Barcelona - Spain Grand Prix will take place from 2 to 4 June 2023. It follows the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo in Monaco. After that, the Formula One circus moves on to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal in Canada.


Spain Grand Prix: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a motorsport circuit located in Montmeló, north of Barcelona in Catalonia. In order to bring the Formula 1 Spain Grand Prix back to Barcelona, the construction of the Circuit de Catalunya was initiated. This circuit was opened in September 1991. Since then, it has been the venue for the Spain Grand Prix.

In addition, the Circuit de Catalunya is often used as a test track by Formula 1 and motorbike teams. Thanks to the mild winter and spring temperatures, the circuit is ideal for pre-season preparation.

Over the years, the course has been slightly modified several times. Typical of this circuit are the long sweeping corners, which put a lot of strain on the tyres and are particularly beneficial to Formula 1 cars with optimum aerodynamics.

A memorable moment occurred here in 1996 when Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One race for Scuderia Ferrari in the pouring rain.

In 2013, the circuit was given the new name Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after a sponsorship agreement was reached with the city of Barcelona.

More about Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Spain Grand Prix - Construction of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was completed in 1991. One of the most famous corners on this circuit is turn 10, called La Caixa, located on the Montjuic hill. This curve is a challenge for all drivers, as it follows a long straight where speeds of up to 300 km/h can be reached.

The total length of the course is 4.655 kilometres, and it includes a total of 16 turns, of which 9 are right turns and 7 are left turns.

The race length is 307.362 km and is run in 66 laps.

In addition to Formula 1, the Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) is also held every year at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. This event attracts both motorsport fans and motorbike enthusiasts from all over the world, providing exciting races and unforgettable moments at this unique circuit.


The best of the Spain Grand Prix/Barcelona Grand Prix

YearWinnerTeam / Racing car
2023M. VerstappenRed Bull / Honda
2022M. VerstappenRed Bull / Honda
2021L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2020L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2019L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2018L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2017L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2016M. VerstappenRed Bull / TAG Heuer
2015N. RosbergMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2014L. HamiltonMercedes-AMG / Mercedes
2013F. AlonsoFerrari / Ferrari
2012P. MaldonadoWilliams / Renault
2011S. VettelRed Bull / Renault
2010M. WebberRed Bull / Renault
2009J. ButtonBrawn GP / Mercedes
2008K. RäikkönenFerrari / Ferrari
2007F. MassaFerrari / Ferrari
2006F. AlonsoRenault / Renault
2005K. RäikkönenMcLaren / Mercedes
2004M. SchumacherFerrari / Ferrari
2003M. SchumacherFerrari / Ferrari
2002M. SchumacherFerrari / Ferrari
2001M. SchumacherFerrari / Ferrari
2000M. HäkkinenMcLaren / Mercedes
1999M. HäkkinenMcLaren / Mercedes
1998M. HäkkinenMcLaren / Mercedes
1997J. VilleneuveWilliams / Renault
1996M. SchumacherFerrari / Ferrari
1995M. SchumacherBenetton / Renault
1994D. HillWilliams / Renault
1993A. ProstWilliams / Renault
1992N. MansellWilliams / Renault
1991N. MansellWilliams / Renault

Spain Grand Prix and Barcelona - A trip worth taking?

The city of Barcelona, as the vibrant capital of the Catalan region in Spain, is known worldwide for its stunning artwork and architecture.

This is what you should not miss in Barcelona, other than the Spain Grand Prix:

  1. Discover Gaudí's works, like the Sagrada Família church
  2. Visit the Barri Gòtic (or Gothic Quarter)
  3. Stroll along Rambla street
  4. Relax on Barceloneta beach
  5. Have a snack at the large public market Mercat de la Boqueria

Discover the culinary treasures of Barcelona

It's remarkable how often the best restaurants shine precisely in their simplicity. Precisely because they are not elaborately styled or invested in decor, low-key bars and restaurants with wooden or plastic chairs often offer the most delicious food.

In these humble places, where the mothers themselves stand at the stove and prepare simple traditional dishes such as tappas, you will also meet the locals. So don't be afraid to go to these small, yet unknown restaurants. It's worth it!

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