Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 9th May 2021 14:02
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Circuit de Catalunya
Number of Laps: 66
Circuit Length: 4.655
Race Distance: 308.424
Lap Record: 1:21.670

Statistics

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built as part of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics development programme. The foundation stone was laid in 1989, while the first car race was a round of the 1991 Spanish Touring Car Championship. When was its first Grand Prix? Two weeks after the touring cars raced at Barcelona, it was Formula 1's turn. The track enjoyed a sensational debut, with Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna's famous eyeball-to-eyeball drag race down the straight, before Mansell took the lead and drove on to victory. What's the circuit like? The drivers love the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is just as well, because they spend huge amounts of time pounding around it during winter testing. The track is a good mix of high- and low-speed corners, with the challenging Turn 3 right-hander a great chance to evaluate the balance of the car your team's designers have given you to fight with for the season.