Spain: Circuit de Catalunya

Circuit name: Circuit de Catalunya
Location: Barcelona
Laps: 66
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Lap Record: 1:15.641 – F Alonso (2006)

One of the most advanced circuits on the grand prix calendar, the Circuit de Catalunya is modern but also has character. There are a variety of corners, a short straight and a long pit straight.

The circuit was first used in 1991 and was also the centre piece of Spain's Olympic year in 1992.

The circuit and its facilities are constantly upgraded by progressive management. Last year enlarged run off areas were built at several locations, together with a modification at Nissan.

Demanding fast corners and a long high-speed straight makes this a real test.