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Spanish Grand Prix 2018 – Key Info

Spanish Grand Prix 2018

The Spanish Grand Prix, also known as the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Race has been around since 1913 when it was established for the first time. It’s one of the oldest in the world which is still contested. Every year the circuit is thronged by Formula One spectators from nearby Barcelona and other places.

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Key Details

The Spanish Grand Prix 2018 will take place just a few kilometres from one of the main cities in the rustic urban setting of Catalunya and the stadium itself cascades down from what would seem like just shy of a few kilometres going up. Gran Premio De España 2018 will be staged at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya which is 20 km (12 miles) North East of Barcelona city centre.

The coliseum like structure circumnavigates a track riddled with corners and off the track bumpy provisions for regaining control after initiating sharp corners. The most famous of these corners is the Elf corner.

Track

The F1 Spain track has produced champions and had other Spanish F1 racing greats from other events like Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen just to name a few. We will be letting you know whether these and some other of your favourite champions are going to be participating in this year’s heat. The event will be taking place in May.

Spanish F1. When?

Practice: Friday, May 11, 2018.

Qualifying: Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Main Event: Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Spanish Grand Prix Favourites

As we had mentioned earlier, we will be looking at some of the F1 racers that have been participating in the F1 tournament (home and abroad), and what are their chances of featuring in this year’s Spanish Grand Prix based on their previous records. The Spanish Grand Prix practice times will definitely show us really early what these heroes are made of.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

It is not uncommon to hear this name being dropped alongside other greats like fellow German racer Kimmi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen. He began his racing career in 1995 in his hometown of Heppenheim. A few regional championship up his belt and before long he attracted the attention of Red Bull which signed him up to their Young Driver’s program.

Still karting, his newfound success with the Red Bull sponsorship saw him get pushed up into the Austrian Drinks Company junior team. Successive runs and successes later he started making appearances in the Formula BMW series and in 2005 he was testing their new formula car for them. Sebastian’s racing history in the Spanish GP was in 2016 where he led a 1-2 for Ferrari in the opening practice of the races. The Spanish Grand Prix 2018 location is already something usual for Vettel, so we expect him to be in a great shape and with an outstanding knowledge of the track.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

One of the more notable F1 rally drivers Lewis Hamilton has slowly risen in the ranks of savvy young drivers the likes of Sebastian Vettel and others. He began his maiden career in Stevenage, Britain. This saw him win the British Kadet Kart Championship at age ten. McLaren took him into their young driver’s program in 1998. His entry into the Formula one racing scene came in 2007 where he missed the championship by a single point.

 

In the Spanish Grand Prix Circuit in 2016, he collided with fellow driver Nico Rosberg at the start of the races (in the opening lap) which was something of a disappointment to sponsors Mercedes and fans alike. Fans are waiting with bated breaths to see how the driver will perform in the coming season of the Spanish Grand prix 2018.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel was inspired to racing by childhood hero Ayrton Senna; this was back when he began racing in 1998. Like with many drivers life for him began at the Kart racing events in Perth his hometown and also where he discovered racing. Six years later he signed up for the Formula Ford Series and this earned him a scholarship in the Formula BMW Asia Championship.  In the Spanish GP F1 circuit, he suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of fellow driver Lewis Hamilton after a tyre change curtailed his chances of taking the lead position in the thirty-third lap of the circuit.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

This driver has a notable rivalry with fellow driver and childhood friend Lewis Hamilton. They also were teammates in the Mercedes team before his retirement five days after winning the world title in Abu Dhabi. He made his first big splash in the Bahrain Grand prix (2006) where he came up seventh place. Reasons for his retirement from Grand Prix racing world (December 15, 2016) are cited as being him wanting to be closer to his family: wife and daughter and also that he felt fulfilled in achieving the world title accolade like his racing dad Keke did in the year of 1982.

Tickets & How to Get There

If you’re planning on participating and rooting for your favourite driver this year; it would be wiser to book your early bird tickets now to avoid getting caught up in the steady flux of race fans buying up tickets last minute; by which time the advance tickets will already have been sold out. The Spanish Grand Prix qualifying will undoubtedly attract the most viewers both on TV and on the stadium.

By Car

If you plan on bringing your family and are looking for the quickest way to the Spanish Grand Prix stadium then by following the C-17 freeway a.k.a the Montmelo exit or similar exits like exit 11 and 13 which will connect you to the C-17 freeway.

By Bus

This year the Spanish Grand Prix will be teaming up with the Sagales shuttle bus company to provide quick and easy transport to terminals closest to Barcelona and drop off points that are just a stone’s throw away from the Spanish F1 circuit entry way. Buses will be picking passengers up at Passeig De Sant Joan’s (Saint Joan’s passage) and dropping people off at Sorli Discau supermarket.

Landmarks around here include the Arc De Triomf; this is where the buses will be taking off from the Barcelona North Bus Station. Ticket purchases can be made at the Sagales ticketing offices for the price of 10 euros.

By Train

Trains to the Spanish Grand Prix can be boarded at the Barcelona Sants Station. Cercanias commuter trains are what will be taking fans to the Spanish F1 as it normally plies this route on line 2. Cercanias tickets are available to commuters with AVE tickets upon acquiring one can then gain access to the required ticket from a ticketing machine. F1 betting at oddsdigger.com. Get best Spanish Grand Prix odds on the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Rating of applicants
Drivers Nationality Car Points
1
Nico Rosberg
GER MERCEDES 385
2
Lewis Hamilton
GBR MERCEDES 380
3
Daniel Ricciardo
AUS RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 256
4
Sebastian Vettel
GER FERRARI 212
5
Max Verstappen
NED RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 204
6
Kimi Räikkönen
FIN FERRARI 186
7
Sergio Perez
MEX FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 101
8
Valtteri Bottas
FIN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 85
9
Nico Hulkenberg
GER FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 72
10
Fernando Alonso
ESP MCLAREN HONDA 54
11
Felipe Massa
BRA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53
12
Carlos Sainz
ESP TORO ROSSO FERRARI 46
13
Romain Grosjean
FRA HAAS FERRARI 29
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