Posted by: links on May 10, 2011
The 10th -12th of May 2013 precisely, in the north of Barcelona the Catalonian Circuit of Formula 1 will take place. 2013 will be the final year the series uses the current 2.4 litre V8 engine configuration; a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged engine formula is to be introduced in 2014 This is the one of the last races of the Formula One Championship. Pilots will have to run through 66 laps, and 4655km.
The route of the Catalunya circuit
Friday 20 of may : Practice 1 10:00 - 11:30 Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Saturday 21 of may : Practice 3 11:00 - 12:00 Qualifying 14:00
Sunday 22 of may : Race 14:00
The 12 constructors teams and its 24 pilots will be part of this 66laps race.
Let’s learn a bit more about this circuit known as Spanish Grand prix but as well as The Catalunyan or the Barcelona’s Grand prix
The circuit and began hosting the Spanish Grand Prix that same year. Construction also coincided with the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Barcelona, the next year, where the circuit acted as the start and finish line for the road team time trial cycling event.
Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action. This race is famous for the wind that can drastically change of direction during the day, a significant factor that has consequences on the teams strategy.
The formulas 1 preparing to begin the Spanish Grand Prix in 2009 and 2010. One of the most spectacular race of the world.
The Spanish Grand Prix is worldwide know because of some extra-ordinary moments that made it famous all over the world. For example, in 1991, Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell went down the entire front strqight side-by-side while dueling for second place, with mansell eventually taking the position ultimately the race itself.
In 2001, Mika Häkkinen suffered a clutch failure while leading the race on the last lap, handing the win to Schumacher. At this time the rwo pilots (of Mclaren Mercedes and Ferrari were competiting for winning the championship).
More recently, in 2008, Heikki Kovalainen left the track at 240 km/h (149 mph) after a wheel rim failure at turn 9. He managed to decelerate to 130 km/h (81 mph) when he hit the tyre barrier. He was temporarily unconscious and suffered minor concussion. After a little while he showed to the spectators he was ok.
If you want to buy tickets a forfeit for 1,2 or 3 days go on the official website of the Formula 1 races : http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/spain_853/circuit_diagram.html
If you want to book your apartments to rent in Barcelona well in advance to attend the Races, please check with us, www.akaza.net. To get to the races you can jump on to one of the suburb trains that drop you off close to the racing grounds.
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