Monday, May 16, 2016

BARCELONA: CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA


Thanks to my profession I have visited several times the Circuit de Catalunya for work. Here are some pictures of this fantastic sports facility I took in some of these visits.

The first stone of the Circuit de Catalunya was laid on February 24, 1989, through the impetus of the Consortium formed by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC) and the city of Montmeló.

Five days after its official opening on September 10, 1991, the Circuit de Catalunya hosted the first official race, the Touring Championship Spain, with the victory of the former pilot of F-1, Luis Pérez Sala. The September 29, 1991 was held the 35th Grand Prix of Spain in F-1 after 16 years of absence in Catalunya.

The Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (now MotoGP) would come a year later with the celebration of the Grand Prix of Europe, a name change for Grand Prix of Catalunya since 1995.



2013


Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo
View of the tribune from the Stadium area in Circuit de Catalunya


Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo
Tribune and pitlane in Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona


Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo
Pitlane and Control Tower in Circuit de Catalunya, located near Barcelona


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Tribune of Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona from the Control Tower


2008



Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo
Paddock in Circuit de Catalunya



2007


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Paddock entrance in Circuit de Catalunya


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Stadium area in Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Another view of the Tribune and pitlane in Circuit de Catalunya


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Overview of Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Control Tower in Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló


Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
Control Tower and pitlane of Circuit de Catalunya from the tribune


And, finally, an aerial view of the Circuit de Catalunya obtained from google earth:


Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló


Below you can see the winners of the Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the  Circuit de Catalunya from 1991:


1991 Nigel Mansell (Williams-Renault)
1992 Nigel Mansell (Williams-Renault)
1993 Alain Prost  (Williams-Renault)
1994 Damon Hill (Williams-Renault)
1995 Michael Schumacher (Benetton-Renault)
1996 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
1997 Jacques Villeneuve (Williams-Renault)
1998 Mika Häkkinen (McLaren-Mercedes)
1999 Mika Häkkinen (McLaren-Mercedes)
2000 Mika Häkkinen (McLaren-Mercedes)
2001 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2002 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2003 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2004 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2005 Kimi Räikkönen (McLaren-Mercedes)
2006 Fernando Alonso (Renault)
2007 Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
2008 Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)
2009 Jenson Button (Brawn-Mercedes)
2010 Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault)
2011 Sebastian Vettel  (Red Bull-Renault)
2012 Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault)
2013 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2014  Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2015  Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2016  Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Renault)



More one day interesting visits near Barcelona would be:




Finally if you want to visit other nice places of Catalonia as well as Barcelona, clicking on the next link you will find links to some of the most beautiful places of Catalonia.



2 comments:

Harriet Freeman said...

I'm looking for guest post exchanges about Barcelona. Send me an email if you're interested (hrtfreeman@gmail.com)

Frank said...

Thank you for your offer, Harriet. I'll think about it and, if in the end I made up my mind, I would contact you.