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Barcelona, Spain

Listen to Heikki Kovalainen's track commentary  

The Circuit de Catalunya has good facilities and an interesting blend of corners, but lacks atmosphere
Location: Montmelo, Catalonia
Date: 27 April
Length: 2.875 miles
Rating (out of 10): 7

Barcelona is one of the world's great cities - a vibrant blend of history, culture and fabulous nightlife.

Unfortunately, its Grand Prix track - half an hour north of the city - does not live up to those glories.

The Circuit de Catalunya has a good blend of corners and a long straight to help overtaking - but it lacks atmosphere and the race is often dull.

It does not help that Formula One teams test there incessantly, so face few surprises come race weekend.

The track guide will be updated shortly to reflect recent changes made to the circuit layout.



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