Practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday and Saturday (10 and 11 May) with the F1 Grand Prix at 2pm on Sunday 12 May. The current F1 lap record of 1:21.670 at Circuit de Catalunya was set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2008.
Date: 12 May 2013
Venue: Circuit de Catalunya
The Formula 1 Gran Premio De Espana Santander 2012 takes place over 66 laps around a circuit of 4.655 km, which totals a distance of 307.104km. Two practice sessions will be held on Friday, 11 May 2012, followed by a practice session and qualifying on Saturday, 12 May 2012. The race itself will be held on Sunday, 13 May 2012. Kimmi Raikkonen set the lap record at Circuit de Catalunya at 1:21.670 in 2008.
Dates: 13 May 2012
Venue: Circuit de Catalunya
The Circuit de Catalunya is located in Barcelona, Spain. This impressive F1 track is amongst the most modern and is host to a number of renowned motor racing events. If you have the good fortune to attend a race at the Circuit de Catalunya F1 race track you will find that the 15 grandstands provide spectators with an awesome view of the action. This, together with other superb visitor facilities, ensure an enjoyable day of excitement.
Construction began on the Circuit de Catalunya in February 1989 through funding from the Montmelo Town Council, Catalan Government and Reial Automobil Club de Catalunya. The completed circuit was officially opened on 10 September 1991 with the first race being won by Luis Perez Sala. The circuit itself offers 3 different routes, namely the School track of 1.703 m, the National track of 3.067 m and Grand Prix track of 4.727 m. The Spanish Grand Prix held at Circuit de Catalunya covers a complete distance of 307.323 km with 65 laps. Currently the lap record for the F1 track is held by Michael Schumacher who made it in 1 min 17.481 seconds behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Circuit de Catalunya is also host to other competitive racing events, including those for motorcycles and 24 Hours Endurance. Located at the circuit is the Formula Renault RACC School.
Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona offers a marvelous Formula One race day adventure. Some 23 giant TV screens provide excellent views of the racing from all angles and are easily seen from around the track. During racing season ticket holders may be permitted to tours of the pit garages. Extensive public transport is provided for easy access to the F1 circuit. Disabled individuals are well catered for with special areas reserved for them. A special campsite is set up during the Grand Prix and is serviced with toilets and showers. A fine restaurant at the track has space for 200 people and there are also 8 bars. Formula One viewing is certainly a treat at Circuit de Catalunya. Not only are the facilities comfortable and convenient but the Spanish Grand Prix is always filled with excitement and thrills.