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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Spain




Date: 10th May

Circuit name: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

First Grand Prix: 1991

Type: Permanent purpose-built race track. Variety of fast, medium and slow corners.

Circuit length: 4.655km

Laps: 66

Lap Record: 1: 21: 670 (Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008; 2008)

Tyre Allocation: Medium (white rimmed) and hard (dusty orange rimmed)

DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points (Pit Straight and between Turns Nine and 10).

FORMULA 1 - Spain GP

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Weekly Wrap Up [Week 1]

F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Sport Space giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened in the first week at testing in Jerez.

Formula One fans can now stop holding their breathes. On the 1st of February 2015, the silence in Europe was broken by the ever growing louder 1.6l turbo engines. Why are they getting louder? Nobody actually knows. But what we do know, is that there is much much more to look forward to this year. Fans, engineers and drivers were able to get their first taste of F1 in 2015 at the first test in Jerez. Speaking of Hispanic tracks, the sport will also make its first return to Mexico since Nigel Mansell won there in 1992 – just one of many exciting prospects for the coming season.

February 1st – 6th

TW 2

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