Spanish F1 Grand Prix
The Barcelona grand prix is the fifth race of the Formula One season, and the crowds gather eagerly to watch the thrills, spills and speed that accompany a spectacle of this nature. Formula One is the king of motor sports and attracts the best drivers from around the world, as well as the most fanatical spectators. The race is held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. There was talk of the race alternating between Barcelona and Valencia as of 2013, but the deal seems to have fallen through and Barcelona remains the sole host of the event. This race is actually one of the oldest car races in the world that is still contested, although obviously the race has evolved and the track has changed - the Catalunya track was first used in 1991. The circuit is not considered dramatic by F1 standards, possibly because the track is well-known to drivers and mechanics and this familiarity reduces race-day drama; however, the changeable wind direction is known to be a challenge, and the circuit has witnessed some memorable moments in grand prix history. The first turn is the most popular spot for overtaking.
Date: 12 May 2013