Barcelona - Circuits de Catalunya


Length 4.655 km (2.892 mi)

Turns 16

Race lap record 1:18.441 ( Daniel Ricciardo, F1)


The circuit features a mix of fast and slow corners, a long straight and a variety of elevation changes.

Although designed with F1 in mind, the increasing reliance of modern grand prix on aerodynamic grip lead to a number of dull, processional races as the drivers found it hard to overtake. In particular, following a competitor close enough through the final curve to gain a slipstream down the main straight became virtually impossible. To add an additional overtaking spot, La Caixa was tightened in 2004, and in 2007 a clumsy chicane was inserted at the penultimate corner. It has done little to improve the overtaking, but it has slowed the cars through the final curve.

Tracks

ACC Barcelona Track Guide

iRacing Barcelona Track Guide