The F1 program for the 2023 season is now complete. After Max Verstappen's triumph in 2022, a new race will be held this season: the Las Vegas Grand Prix. The Chinese Grand Prix is back and we say goodbye, for now, to the French and Russian Grands Prix.
For Max Verstappen, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is important, since he won his first Grand Prix here in 2016. For the rest of the drivers it is also an outstanding circuit, because it has been on the Formula 1 program since 1991. The circuit is made up of by a mix of slow and fast corners, and a small number of straights. An excellent track to display all the capabilities of racing cars.
Driver and constructor who have won the Spanish Grand Prix the most times
- Driver: Michael Schumacher, Germany (6 times) and Lewis Hamilton, UK (6 times)
- Builder: Ferrari, Italy (12 times)
Podium of the last edition in Montmeló
- First: Max Verstappen (Netherlands). Team: Red Bull-RBPT (Austria)
- Second: Sergio Pérez (Mexico). Team: Red Bull-RBPT (Austria)
- Third: George Russell (Great Britain). Team: Mercedes (Germany)
A little history
The Spanish Motor Racing Grand Prix was held for the first time in 1913 on a 300 km road circuit between Madrid and Valladolid. But one thing is a speed grand prix and another thing is that this grand prix is valid for the Formula 1 world championship. 1951 was the first year that the Spanish Grand Prix was part of Formula 1. For 5 years the race was held at the Pedralbes circuit in Barcelona and, for security reasons and other circumstances, the Spanish Grand Prix went on and off the Formula 1 calendar for several years. The races were run on different circuits: Jarama, Montjuïc and Jerez. The Jerez circuit hosted the Formula 1 race between 1986 and 1990, and in 1991 the Spanish Grand Prix moved to the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit, which is located in the town of Montmeló, 39 km from Barcelona . Since 1991, the Formula 1 cars have not stopped roaring on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.