SPANISH GRAND PRIX

BARCELONA-CATALUNYA CIRCUIT - BARCELONA

20/05/2022

FP1: 14:00 - 15:00 / FP2: 17:00 - 18:00

21/05/2022

FP3: 13:00 - 12:00 / QUALI: 16:00 - 17:00

22/05/2022

RACE: 15:00

20 - 22 may

SPANISH GRAND PRIX

BARCELONA-CATALUNYA CIRCUIT - BARCELONA

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20/05/2022

FP1: 14:00 - 15:00 /
FP2: 17:00 - 18:00

21/05/2022

FP3: 13:00 - 12:00 /
QUALI: 16:00 - 17:00

22/05/2022

RACE: 15:00

Spanish GP: all you need to know

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

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 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.

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.

All the Formula 1 teams therefore feel at home in Barcelona, with all pre-season testing have usually been held here, with the exception of 2021.

CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA

Olympic spirit

The Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit was built at the time of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. The track was inaugurated with a Spanish Touring Car race and then, two weeks later came the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The winner of this first world championship race at the track near Montmelo was Nigel Mansell in a Williams, following an epic battle with Ayrton Senna.

The track features 16 corners, with a wide variety of characteristics, including high, medium and low speed turns. It’s an ideal track to probe a car’s abilities and so it is said that a car that goes well in Barcelona, goes well everywhere.

The track layout means overtaking is no easy task and the best opportunity comes at Turn 1, at the end of the long start-finish straight.

FIRST GRAND PRIX
1991
NUMBER OF LAPS
66
CIRCUIT LENGTH
4,675km
RACE DISTANCE
308,424 km
LAP RECORD
1:18.149 Max Verstappen (2021)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

WEEKEND TYRE CHOICE

C1
HARD
C2
MEDIUM
C3
SOFT

results SPANISH GRAND PRIX

1Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:19.861
2Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:19.892
3Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:20.091
4George Russell Mercedes1:20.218
5Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari1:20.227
6Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:20.252
7Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:20.355
8Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:20.447
9Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:20.476
10Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:20.549
12Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT1:20.707
13Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT1:20.719
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.219
2Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:19.453
3George Russell Mercedes1:19.470
4Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:19.794
5Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari1:19.810
6Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.830
7Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:19.969
8Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:20.053
9Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:20.287
10Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari1:20.436
13Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT1:20.639
14Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT1:20.861
1Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:18.750
2Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.073
3Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:19.166
4George Russell Mercedes1:19.393
5Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.420
6Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:19.512
7Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:19.608
8Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari1:19.682
9Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:20.297
10Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari1:20.368
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:37:20.475
2Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT+13.072s
3George Russell Mercedes+32.927s
4Carlos Sainz Ferrari+45.208s
5Lewis Hamilton Mercedes+54.534s
6Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari+59.976s
7Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault+75.397s
8Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes+83.235s
9Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault+1 lap
10Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT+1 lap
13Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT+1 lap

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