The Spanish GP will be held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya located in Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain. This track was built in 1991 and held its first Formula 1 GP in the same year. This track has recently been home for Pre-season testing for F1. However, this year the pre-season testing was held at Bahrain.
With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. While drivers enjoy driving on this track, this track is guilty of having terrible wheel to wheel racing due the nature of the track, dirty air generated by the cars, narrow track, and the worst offender T14/T15 Chicane. 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.
There is some hope as the circuit has made certain modifications to T10 which initially was a pseudo hairpin left hander and now it has been reverted to a variation of the original layout of this turn, which is a much more gently arcing left-hander. As the battle for the championship heats up between Lewis Hamilton and max Verstappen, let’s see what this track has instore for us for the 2021 Spanish GP.
The 2021 Imola GP was held at the historic track of Imola in Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.
What a banger of a race it was! Wet weather, Unusual podium, Red Flags, Penalties, it had it all! Some surprising results, some expected ones and a lot of Drama! Everything that any F1 Fan could ask for. Come join us as we discuss our thoughts about the race and share a couple laughs along the way.
This track is located at Imola, in the northern part of Italy. The area around Imola is home to several racing car manufacturers – namely Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Minardi (now AlphaTauri), and Dallara.
Following the Second World War, the town launched a program to try to improve the local economy. Four local motor racing enthusiasts proposed the construction of a new road linking existing public roads, which was used by the local car manufacturers to test their prototypes
This track was reintroduced last year in 2020 due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. This vintage track has been around since 1953 and home to Formula 1 since 1963. The track quickly became a fan and driver favorite and made its appearance again in 2021. Weather conditions in this part of the country are always unpredictable and thus leads to some unpredictable racing. The track has always provided top quality races that keep viewers hooked on to their TV screens and seats. Hoping that the 63 lap stunning race that we saw in 2020 makes a repeat here. Let’s continue to see how this dynamic track and its race shapes the championship table.
Number of Laps: 57 Track Length: 5.412km Race Distance: 308.238 km Best Laptime: 1:31.447 by Pedro de la Rosa (2005) 2020 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton 2020 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton
Bahrain International Circuit has hosted its first Grand Prix in 2004. This circuit has been a staple in the F1 calendar since. Bahrain usually hosts the Grand Prix in the first half of the season. Due to the extra-ordinary circumstances posed by Coronavirus, it was decided that the Bahrain will replace Australia as the Season Opener. The Pre-Season testing was conducted here as well this year. Bahrain International circuit has many configurations and F1 itself has used 3 of them. Due to the shortened calendar of 2020 and Coronavirus raging through the world, Bahrain hosted 2 GPs in 2020. The 2nd GP was called the Sakhir GP and used the outer oval configuration. Bahrain’s highlight is the night races where the entire circuit is illuminated with floodlights. It’s a spectacle to watch these F1 cars racing under these floodlights. Lets see what the circuit has in store for us for the 2021 Bahrain GP.