Tag Archive: Montmelo

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP race winner As dark clouds loomed over Montmeló, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez weathered a storm of challenges from his MotoGP™ rivals to win his seventh race from seven starts in 2014.

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Jun 14

Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP QP2 Dani Pedrosa claimed pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second year running, after the Repsol Honda rider set a time of 1’40.985 to lead an all-Spanish front row at the Catalan Grand Prix.

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Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro quickest in opening MotoGP™ melee at Montmeló

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2
MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Forward Racing - Catalan MotoGP FP1 NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro was quickest in Friday practice for the Catalan Grand Prix, the Spanish rider setting a time under the current Circuit Record Lap in this morning’s Free Practice 1 session.

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May 07

Spain GP2 and GP3 Preview: Barcelona, 9-11 May 2014

GP3 gets underway with new P Zero tyre in Spain

PirelliThe 2014 GP3 Series gets underway in Barcelona this weekend, with all 27 young drivers using the 2014-specification P Zero hard compound at the demanding Montmelo circuit, in a new size for the front of the car.

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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 »

Mar 21

Productive pre-season preparation for DAMS

Kevin Magnussen set the second-quickest time

Formula Renault 3.5 logoThe DAMS Formula Renault 3.5 Series team was back in action for the third collective winter test session on the Montmelo circuit beside Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Auto GP rounds out positive Barcelona test

“The new, experimental car we put to test during these two days provided us with good results” – Enzo Coloni

Auto GP - Jordan KingAuto GP logoThe 2012 postseason round of Auto GP testing at Montmelò was completed today at the Spanish venue and, as happened yesterday, the development process continued on the series’ new racecar. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Team Ghinzani to make Auto GP debut at Barcelona test with Kevin Givoesi

In recent years, Team Ghinzani lined-up in Formula 3000, A1 Grand Prix, F3 Euro Series and F3  Italy and Germany

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Giovesi GhinzaniNew names keep joining the Auto GP roster as the series is about to be back on-track for at Montmelò, as the Circuit De Catalunya, close to Barcelona, will host a round of postseason testing this week.

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Nov 30

Just a few hours after 2013 schedule release and Auto GP is about to be back at the Montmelò track for a 2-day test

Ghirelli, Kuroda and Sato bring fresh note to upcoming Auto GP test in Barcelona

Auto GP - Yoshitaka Kuroda KurodaAuto GP logoThe cars will be lining-up at the venue, which is located outside Barcelona, on Thursday, December the 6th and Friday, December the 7th. Once again, the winter tests will enable teams to evaluate new drivers coming from other categories for possible 2013 deals. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Ocean Racing Technology prepares to enter the GP3 Series

May 11-13, Spain’s Montmeló circuit will be witness to a first in the history of Ocean Racing Technology.

GP3 - Ocean Racing Technology 03GP3 - Ocean Racing Technology 02The Portuguese team that has been involved in the GP2 Series since 2009 will be making its start in the younger sister series, the GP3 Series.

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May 08

Dani Clos will take part in the first free practice session at the Spanish GP

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos

2012-05-08 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgSpanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

‘More treasure than deserved’ with F2012 – Alonso

Sepang winner Alonso’s latest surprise was to finish ahead of the best McLaren in Bahrain.

2012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 032012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch 08Amid Ferrari’s performance crisis with the struggling F2012 car, the Italian team has emerged from the opening ‘flyaway’ races with a solid head of steam. He might be just fifth, but Fernando Alonso is a mere 10 points off the lead of the drivers’ world championship, after a see-sawing pecking order emerged from the overseas races in Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Even teams can’t trust test timesheets – engineer

Even the formula one teams do not trust end-of-day testing timesheets as a guide to the sport’s likely pecking order.

11 - HRT F1 Team 2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (2)That is the claim of HRT’s chief engineer Toni Cuquerella, in the context of Force India and Sauber setting Wednesday’s pace at Barcelona, and the grandee Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes runners spread further down the order.
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Feb 13

New Ferrari ’20pc ready’ after Jerez test – Alonso

Fernando Alonso managed to brighten Ferrari’s spirits before the opening test of the 2012 test concluded.

2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari logo.jpgHis best time in Friday’s proceedings was set with soft tyres and still shy of the promising Lotus’ earlier pace, but it nonetheless triggered sighs of relief within the Maranello ranks after a troubled early start.

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May 18

Barcelona could change layout if race unexciting

“If it really is needed, we will make the necessary investments because we want to lead”

Circuit de CatalunyaFlagworld - F1The Circuit de Catalunya is prepared to alter its layout if F1’s spectacular 2011 formula does not produce an exciting Spanish grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

GP2 and GP3 Barcelona preview

PIrelli heads to Barcelona for second round of GP2 and GP3 Series

PirelliCircuit de CatalunyaAfter a very successful start at Istanbul Park in Turkey, Pirelli’s P Zero tyres are now ready for the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, where the second round of Formula One’s feeder series – GP2 and GP3 – will take place. The races are scheduled for 20-22 May, running alongside the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Company in trouble as HRT stalls on payment

“For a family business like ours this is a heavy burden” – Victor Mendez

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 12011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Narain Karthikeyan 11A Spanish company is reportedly in financial trouble because it was not paid by the struggling F1 team Hispania. The AS newspaper claims HRT breached a verbal agreement after ordering three new transporters from Cec-SA. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

HRT to test new car ‘when it’s ready’ – source

HRT is working hard to have its 2011 car ready for this week’s Barcelona test.

2011-02-08 - HRT F1 Team- HRT F111 072011-02-01 - HRT F1 Team - Valencia - Narain Karthikeyan 06A report in the Spanish daily Sport said the Cosworth-powered F111 will make its debut at the earliest possible moment during the final pre-season test “depending on when it is ready”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

F1 must axe Bahrain season opener – Lauda

F1 eyes Barcelona to replace Bahrain test

Bahrain International CircuitCircuit de CatalunyaNiki Lauda has urged F1 authorities to call off the 2011 season opener. “This is about democracy in a country,” the triple world champion told Bild newspaper, as anti-government protesters clash with violent police in Bahrain’s capital Manama. Read the rest of this entry »

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