Formula 1, the highest class of single seater auto racing, the most famous form of car racing, comes back to the Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona) for the Spanish Grand Prix, the so called “Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Santander 2012”.
This race will be the 5th (out of 20) of the championship and we will only be discovering how this new Formula 1 season is going to be. With six world champions competing (Alonso, Button; Hamilton, Raikkonen, Schumacher and Vettel), almost anything can happen: Will they all be up and strong battling for victory or will the current champion Sebastian Vettel still reign supreme aboard his new Red Bull RB8? Will McLaren and its magic duo be the only contenders or will Alonso join them in a real battle for the championship? Will Schumacher make a true come back at last? What about Raikkonen, after his failed attempt at rallying? Whatever the answers may be, it sure will be fun having them answered in one of the most promising F1 championships ever!
Regarding the venue of this Grand Prix, the Circuit de Catalunya is probably the most well known and understood track in the F1 championship. Or at least it is so to the competing teams, which conduct a good deal of their testing work here because of the circuit’s complexity and variability (with a mix of high and low-speed corners, a long straight, a changing wind regime…). While these may imply fewer surprises, it also should imply having all the teams racing at their best… Who knows, we may even be up to living as a memorable event as the Senna – Mansell duel of 1991, when they went down the main straight side-by-side fighting for second place, Mansell eventually taking the position in the Elf corner brake and eventually, even the race.
Finally, one of the extra bonuses of coming to this Grand Prix is the fact that the city of Barcelona (a major tourist destination worldwide) is near the circuit, providing a huge amount of complementary activities (sports, exhibitions, events, theatre, sightseeing, food…) to round up a perfect weekend.
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The following image shows a diagram of the Circuit de Catalunya, with the situation of all the viewing areas.
Sources: All images used with permission of Circuit de Catalunya. Photographies with copyright by Miquel Rovira with the exception of the photograps of Vettel, Hamilton and Schumacher, owned by EventGo.