Tag Archive: Circuit de Catalunya

Sep 25

Festival de la Velocidad hosts 2017 Blancpain GT Series decider

Just like last year, the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona will host the final round of the Blancpain GT Series

However, unlike last season, the title decider at the Festival de la Velocidad will be an endurance race. Both in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and in the overall Blancpain GT Series the champions are still to be decided.

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Aug 17

BMW M8 GTE: Test programme continues in Spain

BMW Motorsport has carried out further testing as part of its development programme for the new BMW M8 GT

At Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last week, Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT) took turns behind the wheel of the GT racing car which will join Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Hamilton enjoying F1 now there are no ‘team tensions’

“It’s great having a battle and fight with another team”

Hamilton enjoying F1 now there are no 'team tensions'Lewis Hamilton has praised his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for playing his part in helping him catch and pass Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix, saying he is savouring the lack of ‘tension’ between them. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

When the s**t hit the fan, we stayed calm – Vettel

“We managed to turn it around despite a lot of things that went wrong”

When the s**t hit the fan, we stayed calm - VettelSebastian Vettel has once more praised his Scuderia Ferrari team for the ‘miracle’ of changing his car’s engine in less than two hours ahead of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix having expected to start at the back. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

Norman Nato grabs day 3 honours

Frenchman on top in morning, Luca Ghiotto in the afternoon session

F2 - Norman Nato (Pertamina Arden)Norman Nato set the fastest time of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship test when he topped this morning’s penultimate session in Barcelona, setting a qualifying style lap of 1:27.834 to take home the first pre-season bragging rights ahead of Oliver Rowland (0.054) and Alexander Albon (0.105). In the final session of the test, Luca Ghiotto stopped the clocks at 1:29.565 to top the afternoon ahead of Johnny Cecotto (0.262) and Nyck De Vries (0.426). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Albon fastest on day two in Barcelona

Thai fastest, but De Vries tops afternoon session

F2 - Alexander Albon, ART Grand PrixAlexander Albon stepped up a spot overnight to take the day two honours with the fastest time in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship test session in Barcelona, grabbing the top spot from Johnny Cecotto and Artem Markelov by 0.175s, while Nyck De Vries stole the top spot this afternoon in a session largely dedicated to race simulations, ahead of PREMA pairing Antonio Fuoco and Charles Leclerc.

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Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Nobuharu Matsushita tops first day in Barcelona

Japanese heads afternoon session on first day of test

Johnny Cecotto (Rapax)Nobuharu Matsushita claimed the first day honours after topping this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Barcelona, stopping the clock halfway through the session with   a time of 1:29.061 to lead ART Grand Prix teammate Alexander Albon and Norman Nato, who both finished on the same time, by just under a tenth and top this morning’s best time set by Johnny Cecotto by almost two tenths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

FIA Formula 2 breaks cover in Barcelona

First three-day pre-season test session opens tomorrow in Spain

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - Circuit de Catalunya 02The 2017 FIA Formula 2 season officially kicks off tomorrow with the first test session of the year at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. The teams and drivers have set up camp for the next three days, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th, to prepare themselves and their drivers ahead of the debut of the new championship which will start in just one month’s time, on April 14th at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Tease or triumph: Has Ferrari really overhauled Mercedes?

Roll on Australia… 

If there is one term used more than any other during F1 testing it is ‘hard to say’. Well, maybe that and the ubiquitous racer go-to ‘for sure’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Stroll shouldn’t feel he has let Williams down – Smedley

“Nobody stands back and says that is your bit and you are to blame for it – absolutely not”

Stroll shouldn’t feel he has let Williams down – SmedleyRob Smedley has reiterated that Lance Stroll should not feel he has ‘let Williams down’ following a damaging Formula 1 test debut at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Pascal Wehrlein in first pre-season test in Barcelona

“It is a pity that I cannot be in the car during the first test days” – Pascal Wehrlein

2017-02-24 - Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Pascal Wehrlein in first pre-season test in Barcelona Pascal Wehrlein will not be driving during the first pre-season test, taking place from the 27th February to 2nd  March 2017 at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

First exclusive video clip of the Sauber C36-Ferrari on track

Filming day for the Sauber F1 Team

The Sauber C36-Ferrari hit the race track for the first time at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02

Hembery: Silverstone true test of new F1 cars

F1 pre-season testing gets underway at Circuit de Catalunya on the 27th February
2016-07-10-Sunday-0066Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has pointed to Silverstone as the optimum test of the changes both F1 and Pirelli faces in 2017 with the technical regulation changes plus new wider and fatter tyres.

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Jan 04

Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 car

Mercedes become the second team to confirm its 2017 F1 car launch date after Ferrari
Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 carMercedes AMG Petronas has revealed the launch date for its 2017 F1 car, the W08, for Thursday 23rd February which will be officially unveiled at Silverstone.
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Oct 13

Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona (+photos)

Testing will now continue in the more representative conditions of Abu Dhabi

2016-10-13 -  Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test  with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona 4 Cool Temperatures, Fog, And Rain Affect The Test Programme: Only 91 Laps Completed In Total Over Two Days, With The Final Day Interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Hamilton forced to miss Pirelli F1 test

Lewis Hamilton will not get his first taste of Pirelli’s 2017 specification tyres as planned after he was forced to pull out of testing in Spain due to a ‘sore foot’

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The title contender was due to sample the new tyres as part of Pirelli’s testing schedule ahead of the 2017 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya, but opted out of the test due to the foot complaint.
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May 24

Hamilton aims to be comeback king at principality

 Hamilton’s only victory at the principality came back in 2008

Lewis Hamilton has reiterated Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s sentiments that the Barcelona clash with team-mate Nico Rosberg is in the past and is looking to return to winning ways at the Monaco Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

F3 Prema Powerteam Pau race preview

The coming weekend will be an extremely exciting one for Prema Powerteam

Prema logo The Italian squad will line-up for their maiden appearance in the GP2 Series at Circuit de Catalunya, and will also field their four Mercedes-Powered Dallara racecars at the Pau streetcourse to defend their lead in the FIA F.3 European Championship.

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Mar 09

Racing Engineering’s 2016 GP2 season starts today

GP2 Series back in action at Barcelona

GP2 - Racing Engineering’s 2016 GP2 season starts today The 2016 GP2 season gets underway today, Wednesday the 9th of March, with all the GP2 teams attending the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona for three days of testing. For this year Racing Engineering will be running Jordan King who raced with the team last season and their new signing the Frenchman Norman Nato. Read the rest of this entry »

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