The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a 4.655 km racetrack located in Montmeló, Spain which is widely used for testing cars and hosting major motor racing series. Much of its fame comes from the challenging high speed and highly technical nature of some of its sections.
Nearest track of a similar category is Circuit Ricardo Tormo (336 kilometers away).
Located in Montmeló in the Catalonia province of Spain, the circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been in use since 1991 and is home to the Spanish Grand Prix.
The circuit was designed by prominent circuit designer Hermann Tilke and is 4.627 km long.
In addition to the Spanish Grand Prix, the circuit also hosts the Catalan Grand Prix for MotoGP.
It is one of the few circuits to have been used for both Formula One and MotoGP.
The circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the fourth purpose-built circuit to be built in Spain by Tilke, after the Jarama, Jerez and Valencia circuits.
Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver on the circuit, with four wins in the Spanish Grand Prix.
The fastest lap ever recorded on the circuit was set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2008, with a time of 1:21.670.
The fastest race lap was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2014, with a time of 1:24.374.
The circuit has a total of 16 turns and is considered a difficult track to navigate.
The circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has undergone several design changes over the years, including a new pit lane in 2007 and improvements to the Curva 1 chicane in 2018.