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8 Fast Facts Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

May 31, 2023

After the razzamatazz of Monaco last weekend, the F1 bandwagon moves quickly on to Spain and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, for what is set to be another standout addition to what is shaping up to be an excellent season for Oracle Red Bull Racing.

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Race Weekend

Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix Pokerstars Casino have compiled a quick and easy list of fast facts about the Catalunya circuit and its fantastic history as an F1 track. We’ve also included a handy race weekend schedule, so you’ll never miss a moment of action! Enjoy.

Fast Facts

Track Change – ahead of this year’s race, a major track change has been implemented. Gone is the rather awkward final chicane with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya returning to its previous track layout. This includes the welcome return of the much missed sweeping right hander into the final corner which, before 2007, was a fan favourite for heart stopping late lap action.

1991 – the first time F1 was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

2026 – The Spanish Grand Prix is set to remain a fixture on the F1 calendar until at least 2026.

275,000 – the estimated number of F1 fans that attended the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix.

66 – The number of laps the drivers will need to complete on Sunday to finish the race.

4.657 – The track length in kilometres of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

307.236 – The total race distance in kilometres that will be clocked up by the drivers that complete the race.

2 – The number of DRS Detection zones at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

2023 Spanish F1 Grand Prix Schedule

June 2

Practice 1: 12.30-1.30pm

Practice 2: 4-5pm

June 3

Practice 3: 11.30am-12.30pm

Qualifying: 3-4pm

June 4

Race: 2pm