Formula 1 World Championships: Spanish Grand Prix 2018, Barcelona

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Some of the world's best racing drivers will be in action from 11th - 13th May 2018 at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. Vroom vroom!

Spanish Grand Prix
Where?

Circuit de Catalunya
Montmelo

When?

11th - 13th May 2018

How much?

from €98 (plus admin charge)

Why?

To see a unique sporting event live

The Spanish Grand Prix 2018 will be held from 11th – 13th May 2018 at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit near Barcelona.
All of the details and practical information you might need are given below.

What’s the Spanish Grand Prix?

The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the many competitions which form part of the Formula 1 world championships.
It includes around 20 races, where you’ll be able to see some of the world’s best drivers in action. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean were all present last year. The event should be just as spectacular this year!

What happens at the Spanish Grand Prix, and how you can see it

The different stages of the Spanish Grand Prix

The big final race of the Spanish Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 14th May at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in Montmeló, 20km from Barcelona itself. Various other races will be held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May, including training and qualifying races used to determine the starting order for the grand final.

The Barcelona-Catalunya circuit

There are more than ten grandstands on the circuit, and around 35,000 places on the pelouse (lawn). The track layout is shown below.

 

map circuit Spanish grand prix formula1

  • The purple areas are the “pelouse” zones, where you can sit where you like.
  • Grandstand seats offer a much better view of the track, but this is reflected in the price.
  • There are giant screens so you can follow the different stages of the race live!

Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix 2018: tickets

Useful information and advice:

Transport

  • By train: from the Sants, Clot or Passeig de Gràcia stations in Barcelona. The journey to Montmeló takes around 30 minutes, and you’ll need 25-30 minutes after that to get to the track. Tickets cost around €2.50.
  • There are shuttle buses which run between the station and the track, and they’re free of charge if you have a Spanish Grand Prix ticket.
  • By car: allow around 30 minutes to get to Montmeló. There’s a 32,000-space car park.

Disabled access

  • The venue has seats for disabled visitors, lifts and accessible toilets.

Times

  • Doors open around 9am on Friday, 8am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday.

Refreshments

  • There are plenty of food and drink options available onsite, with 80 fast food stands!

Hints and tips

  • Get there early, especially if you have a pelouse ticket: there’s no assigned seating in this area, so it’s first come, first served.
  • Remember your suncream, sunglasses and hat if it’s hot.
  • Earplugs or headphones are a good idea to limit the noise!

Enjoy the race!

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Olivia has always loved Barcelona: its modernity, the fantastic climate, the sun, the beaches, the tiny winding streets of the Gothic quarter, the joyful and festive atmosphere… Like all the best love stories, this one ends “happily ever after”, and Olivia has now set up home in the Catalan capital.