Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo

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The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a motorsport race track in Montmeló, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. The track has stands with a capacity of 140,700. The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.Until 2013 the track was known only as the Circuit de Catalunya, before a sponsorship deal with Barcelona City Council added Barcelona to the track's title.HistoryThe Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built in 1991 and began hosting the Spanish Grand Prix that same year. Construction also coincided with the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Barcelona the next year, where the circuit acted as the start and finish line for the road team time trial cycling event. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya should not be confused with the Montjuïc circuit, which hosted the Spanish Grand Prix four times between 1969 and 1975 and, unlike the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is actually located within the city of Barcelona.Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action.
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  • Was here to watch the f1 pre season testing and had a great time. The pricing was amazing and the level of access to everything was great. Especially enjoyed the pit walk, guided tour and the...  more »
  • Great experience a easy to see F1 cars with all your favourite drivers. Pricing is very good and affordable no where near race weekend prices. Not many stalls but that can be over looked with the...  more »
  • Great place. If you Want to see super cars in action, you can not miss this one. Easy parking and access to toilets. Maybe food and drinks offer could be better. Only non alcohol beer, but guess it's a standard on these type od venues. Highly recommend. Remember to take earplugs!
  • Very professional service and staff. Visited for Formula 1. All in all a very great and good organized event. Absolutely recommended. Had the seats in the middle of the long straight. Mid price and perfect view

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