Barcelona Gran Prix 2011


Fancy speed? Have a big crush for car racing competition, especially Formula 1? So check it out: Barcelona Grand Prix! As a part of the annual Formula One championship season, Barcelona Grand Prix will take place from 20 to 22 of May and converge all top drivers: Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Spanish talent Fernando Alonso…

Let me guide you through some basic information about the race. Actually the official name should be Spanish Grand Prix, however, as a way to pay a tribute to the circuit which hosts the race- Catalunya Circuit that is close to Barcelona, the race is commonly known as Barcelona Grand Prix. It has been 20 years since the first race took place in Catalunya Circuit, before that the Grand Prix was held by 2 main circuits, Jarama (in the North of Madrid) and Montjuic (in Barcelona). For the record (races taking place in Catalunya, Jarama and Montjuic Circuit), the legend German Michael Schumacher made himself a part of the history by winning the race in 6 times which four victories in 4 consecutive years! Following with 3 champions are Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Mika Häkkinen. As a matter of fact, with the success of Fernando Alonso (runner-up in 2003, 2005 and winner in 2006), the race gets more and more attentions from press and Spanish people. Let’s see if this year the Oviedo-born driver can take the top place for the competition in his native land!

For the meantime, have a look around Catalunya Circuit to understand why it’s considered as one of the trickiest tracks for Formula One drivers and feel the excitement behind steering wheel!

See you there!!!


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