As we head into Round 4 of the 2021 Season, here's everything you need to know about the Spanish Grand Prix, officially the Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio De España 2021.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built as part of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics development programme, with constructions starting three years earlier. The track hosted its first Grand Prix in 1991, with Nigel Mansell winning the debut race.
New Layout for 2021
The circuit reshaped the original Turn 10 into a slightly tighter version of its old layout, with the double left complex comprising Turns 10 and 11, in order to improve the drivers' safety. Abandoning the tight hairpin used from 2004 till last season, Turn 10 has been remodelled into a gentle left hander.
"For the 2021 season, and in agreement with the FIA and the FIM, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has designed a new and unique variant for Turn 10, that will be located between the two current layouts. This change will allow for an extension of the run-off area at the turn, thus increasing the safety distance, and it will also lead to a return to the origins of the layout."
The new remodelled Turn 10
Track Characteristics (as seen below)
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 4.675 km (2.905 mi)
Total Race Distance: 308.424 km (191.646 mi)
Number of Laps: 66
Lap Record: - (New Layout)
Elevation: 29.6 m
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