Tag Archive: Circuit de Catalunya

Nov 06

Alonso’s Pirelli criticism ‘very nervous’ – chairman

“It means tyres have to be used within the limits we provide teams.”

2013-09-06 - Fernando Alonso - 0005Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera has hit back at Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the Italian marque’s F1 tyres in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Official says Valencia’s F1 foray ended

“You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn’t want to marry”

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia, already absent from this year’s calendar and also not scheduled to host a race in 2014, has called time on its formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Name tweak for F1 track in Barcelona

The Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona has undergone a name change.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya logoSince it was built in 1991, and began hosting the Spanish grand prix the same year, the track has been called Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the GP3/13 car (+photos)

Formula One Champion tested second generation car in Barcelona

GP3 - Kimi Raikkonen tests the GP3-13 01Today, Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen tested the GP3/13 car at Circuit de Catalunya as part of an official GP3 development test in preparation of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Host of 2014 Spanish GP still unclear – Ecclestone

“We’ll see what happens” – Ecclestone

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (5)Bernie Ecclestone has shed little light on the uncertainty surrounding the identity of next year’s Spanish grand prix host. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Barcelona is unapologetic after putting tickets on sale for a 2014 Spanish grand prix

Barcelona not sorry for selling 2014 F1 tickets

Circuit de Catalunya logoValencia, absent from this year’s schedule, this week expressed surprise that tickets for a F1 race at the Circuit de Catalunya have gone on sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Valencia surprised Barcelona selling 2014 tickets

“If they are doing that, you will have to ask Catalunya as to why.”

GP2 - Valencia, SpainValencia’s regional government has expressed surprise at news Barcelona is selling tickets for the 2014 Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Resurgent Rossi leads Friday practice at Montmeló

Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Catalan MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi lapped under the race lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya today to lead the field in a scorching day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 6 preview

Catalunya preview

MotoGP - Bridgestone-BATTLAX-MotoGP-slick-tyreRound six of the 2013 MotoGP™ season sees the series return to Spain for the Catalan Grand Prix, and the venue for this weekend’s race presents the toughest test for Bridgestone’s tyres so far this year.

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May 21

Valencia wants lower fee for F1 return

“We are negotiating a discount for it (the F1 race).”

GP3 - ValenciaValencia is hoping to negotiate a new fee and then agree to annually alternate a spot on the formula one calendar with Spanish grand prix host Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Ferrari wants ‘rapid recovery’ for Fry

He is expected to return in time for Monaco in two weeks

2011-06-10_1253Ferrari hopes its technical director Pat Fry makes a “rapid recovery” after being admitted to hospital on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Ecclestone wants Spanish hosts to share grand prix

Clearly, no deal has been struck yet.

2012-11-15_0008Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he would like Barcelona and Valencia to alternate a single date for the Spanish grand prix on F1′s annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

2013 GP3 Series Round 1 Preview: Barcelona, Spain

There are 15 rookies joining the class of 2013

GP3 Class of 2013The eagerly anticipated fourth season of the GP3 Series™ gets underway this weekend in Barcelona at the 4.655 km long Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix preview

Spanish Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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May 07

Pirelli continues to spply Formula One feeder series in 2013

GP2 and GP3 preview: Barcelona 10-12 May 2013

As well as being round three of the GP2 Series, Barcelona marks the start of the European grand prix season and the opening round of this year’s GP3 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

2014 return for Valencia again in doubt

“We are able to fulfil the contract that we signed”

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia’s mooted return to the formula one calendar next year is now under a dark cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

‘B’ McLaren is not step back to 2012 – boss

Jenson Button backs the decision to push ahead with the 2013 concept

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Jenson Button 01McLaren is not taking a step backwards to last year’s car in order to move forwards with the struggling MP4-28. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Barcelona denies Valencia alternation talks

“The agreement is (now) awaiting the signature of the Catalan president Artur Mas”

Circuit de Catalunya logoCircuit de Catalunya chief Salvador Servia has played down reports Barcelona could annually alternate the Spanish grand prix with Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Niederhauser on top as Barcelona GP3 test ends

Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser fastest in second official pre-season test

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport)Gp3 - Aaro Vainio (Koiranen GP)Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser set a blistering laptime of 1:33.750 which was an impressive 4.2 seconds faster than the best GP3 lap set at the Circuit de Catalunya in 2012. It was another trouble-free test session in Barcelona with the second generation car as the full grid of 27 drivers fought with the mixed weather conditions. Aaro Vainio was quickest in the afternoon for Koiranen GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Stefano Coletti tops wet Day 1 (updated)

Rapax driver quickest at Circuit de Catalunya

GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Rapax)GP2 - James Calado (ARTGrand Prix)Stefano Coletti started his three-day test session in the best possible way, topping the timesheets in the afternoon session and on a drying track. James Calado was quickest in a wet morning session. Read the rest of this entry »

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