Two words: Race Cars. They amaze us, scare us, and intrigue us. If you are a lover of cars pay attention. From May 12th – 14th is the Spanish Grand Prix held here in Barcelona. Specifically, the race will be held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is located 20km (12 miles) North East of Barcelona city center. It is a formula one race and is one of the oldest in the world still contested. The race celebrated its centenary in 2013.
This year the Grand Prix will be the 6th round of the Formula 1 World Championship and opens the European Grand Prix. It has been a part of the Championship since 1951 and at one point even took place in Montjuïc on the circuits of Jarama. Now and for over 20 years it has been held in Catalunya. The circuit of Catalonia is 4,655 km and has 6 turns. The drivers particularly like the circuit because it allows them to reach speeds exceeding 310 km/h. Interestingly, Michael Schumacher has won this race 6 times and last year an 18 year old named Max Verstrappen became the youngest winner of this sport. You never know what may happen this year! To find out even more information use the link here to the official event page.
Meanwhile Here is Some Important Info:
- Ear plugs or ear muffs
- Comfortable shoes
- A hat
When to arrive at the circuit:
- Date: Friday 12 May Time: 10:00am
- Date: Saturday 13 May Time: 9:45am
- Date: Sunday 14 May Time: 9:15am
**For those of you with tickets for the Pelouse area, be sure to get there early. There is no seating in this section and the early birds secure the best spots for the race.