Spanish Grand Prix 2020

2020 Race Status: NEW DATE CONFIRMED
Original Date: May 8, 2020
New 2020 Date: August 14, 2020 - August 16, 2020
City: Catalunya, Spain
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Official Name: FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2020

Hosted in Barcelona, the Spanish Grand Prix is near beaches, cultural centers, and an abundance of tourist attractions. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya keeps spectators engaged with concerts, historic demonstrations, and family-friendly entertainment.

Spectators can partake in Grand Prix parties that run until morning and enjoy the city’s many dining options.

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RACE INFO & SCHEDULE

Get all the info you need for race week! The race schedule, events, track activities, how to get to the track, what's allowed or prohibited at the track, and many more frequently asked questions.

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VISITOR & TOURIST INFORMATION

AVERAGE RATES OF NEARBY HOTELS

  • 3-star: 135EUR/night ($150USD)
  • 4-star: 180EUR/night ($200USD)
  • 5-star: 270EUR/night ($300USD)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING RACE WEEK

  • High of 23°C (73°F)
  • Low of 16°C (60°F)

CURRENCY

Barcelona uses the Euro (EUR). Here are some common conversions:

  • United States Dollar: 1EUR =  $1.10USD — $1USD = 0.91EUR
  • Canadian Dollar: 1EUR = $1.48CAD — $1CAD = 0.68EUR
  • British Pound: 1EUR = £0.86GBP — £1GBP = 1.16EUR

LANGUAGES

The primary languages spoken in Barcelona are Catalan and Castilian Spanish, but English is also widely spoken in tourist areas.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO

With the Grand Prix in Barcelona, spectators will get to enjoy:

  • Beaches
    • Montgat
    • Ocata
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • Barcelona Aquarium
  • The Barcelona Zoo
  • A Flamenco show

History can be found all over Barcelona, such as in:

  • The FC Barcelona Museum
  • Casa Mila
  • Picasso Museum
  • Museum of the History of Barcelona

Spectators can also fit in a day of adventure at Montjuic Mountain and Montjuic Castle.

Largest Nearby Cities

  • Montserrat
    • 63 km (39 mi) to Barcelona
    • 1 h 12 min drive
  • Tarragona
    • 99 km (61 mi) to Barcelona
    • 1 h 24 min drive
  • Valencia
    • 301 km (187 mi) to Barcelona
    • 3 h 43 min drive

THE CIRCUIT

Circuit Name: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Track Location: Montmelo, north of the Circuito de motocross Martorelles

Distance from the Closest Airport: 33.4 km (20.8 mi) to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Distance from Downtown: 28 km (17.4 mi) to Downtown Barcelona

Year Opened: 1991

First Grand Prix: 1991

The first race run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the 1991 Spanish Touring Car Championship. Formula 1’s first Grand Prix ended in a neck-to-neck finish between Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna. The circuit has hosted every Grand Prix since 1991 and is known for being used as a testing site by F1 drivers.

THE 2020 Spanish Grand Prix

The streets of Barcelona will erupt with Formula 1 excitement for a three-day race weekend that is sure to rival any of the boisterous events of years past. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, May 12 and challenges drivers with its 16 turns and 4.655 km length.

 

Since 1991, Barcelona has played host to the explosive excitement of the Spanish Grand Prix, a treat to spectators that love the thought of exploring the historical city. The circuit is located just outside of the city, creating a divide between the exploration spectators are sure to do until race day. The circuit sits within a picturesque setting with elevation for panoramic views of the stunning city.

 

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts a mingling of fast and slow turns that offer a challenge to new and seasoned drivers. Spectators will be on the edge of their seats as they watch the skilled drivers take these difficult turns and will have their eyes peeled to the overtaking opportunities this circuit presents. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has a capacity of over 140,000 spectators, which is evident with the roar of excitement at every heart-stopping moment that unfolds during the race.

 

The 2019 Spanish Grand Prix lasts for 66 laps, covering a distance of just over 307 km. Taking the 2018 victory was United Kingdom driver Lewis Hamilton, the season’s favored driver. Hamilton earned 25 points and finished the race more than 20 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Having mastered the eclectic turns of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Hamilton may have an edge over the competition.

 

Beyond the circuit, in the days leading up to race day, attendees will enjoy exploring the incredible city and taking in the numerous sites it has to offer. In the heart of Formula 1 excitement, locations and attractions like the Sagrada Familia Church, Barceloneta Beach, the Magic Fountain show by Placa Espana, and las Rambla Streets and their living statues will draw the attention of the large crowd. The 2019 Spanish Grand Prix is sure to be fueled by a lively atmosphere that lends to an environment seen nowhere else.

Other must-see locations for travelers to Barcelona for the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix include Camp Nou, a can’t-miss spot for sport fans; Park Guell, which boasts an impeccable landscape design that fuses architecture and Mother Nature; and Museu Picasso, which houses prized works of art from famed artist, Pablo Picasso.