Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2013 – Tickets

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Photo: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

As of 2013 the Spanish Grand Prix will alternate venues every year between the Circuit da Catalunya in Barcelona and the Valencia Street Circuit with 2013 starting in Barcelona. 2013 will also see 100 years since the very first Spanish Grand Prix took place..

Current

2012 saw Pastor Maldonado finish on top of the Podium, finishing 3.196secs in front of Fernando Alonso who finished in second place. This was his team’s first victory since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix and the first ever Formula One victory by a Venezuelan driver. This year will see the 23rd time that the GP will be taking place at the Circuit da Catalunya

Race Track

The Circuit de Catalunya is also known as Circuit de Barcelona is a race track that is made up of long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit is seen as an all-rounder circuit. It has a, FIA Grading of 1 and has a total distance of 66 laps equalling 307.104 km (190.826 mi).

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History

The first Spanish Grand Prix in 1913 was not actually run to the Grand Prix formula of the day, but to touring car rules. It was taking place on a 300-kilometre road circuit at Guadarrama, near Madrid. The 1975 Grand Prix at Montjuic was marked by tragedy. There had been concerns about track safety during practice races, and double-winner Emerson Fittipaldi retired in protest after a single lap. On the 26th lap of the race, Rolf Stommelen’s car crashed when the rear wing broke off, killing four spectators. The race was stopped on the 29th lap and won by Jochen Mass, though only half the points were awarded.

The first Spaniard to win the event was Carlos de Salamanca in 1913 who was at the time racing for Rolls-Royce. Spain then had to wait 93years for the next Spanish driver to lead the Podium when Fernando Alonso won it in 2006 when he was part of team Renault. The most successful driver to hav e raced at the Spanish GP has been Michael Schumacher who has crowned champion a very impressive 6 times with Ferrari. Ferrari also hold the record for the team with the most victories with a healthy lead of 11 titles.

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