Second session: Thursday 28th February to Sunday 3rd March 2013
Event location: Barcelona F1 racetrack - Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo
(see how to get to Montmelo racetrack by scrolling down this page)
The 2013 Formula One pre-season test days in Barcelona. Tickets on sale now. F1 teams train for the new F1 season to learn more about new cars and new drivers. The 2013 Formula One Test Days are in two series of four days each, from 19 to 22 February and again from 28 February to 3 March 2013. The test days are fun to watch, much cheaper that the F1 race and give a preview of what to expect at the Gran Premio de España de Formula 1 in Barcelona. Guided Tours are also possible during the F1 Test days. Tickets are €15 except final weekend which is €20. Admission is free if you already have bought ticket for the Catalunya F1 2013, The times for test days are 09:00 to 17:00 Visit the webpage on links below for booking information.
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How to get to Circuit de Catalunya race track Montmelo
The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo is the racetrack for international motor racing competitions in Barcelona. The biggest events are the annual F1 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in May and Catalunya MotoGP in June The sporting calendar of the Circuit de Catalunya also includes several competitions of the Catalan and Spanish Motorcycling and Car Championships, 24 Hours Endurance races, and more. The Circuit de Catalunya can also be contacted for activities in connection with incentive events, presentations and conventions. Activities include quads racing, go-karts, 4X4 circuit and helicopter flights and more. Montmelo is in the Valles Oriental comarca (county of Barcelona.
Nearby attractions include Roca Outlet Village. For more attractions in this area visit the Valles Oriental Tourist Office . The Montmelo race track was built in 1991 and has hosted the Barcelona F1 Spanish Grand Prix ever since. Prior to the opening of Montmelo the Barcelona F1 races were on street circuits in the Pedralbes area from 1951 and uptil the 1960ies, and more recently in the 1970ies on Montjuic hill from 4th May 1969 to 27th April 1975.
Getting to Montmelo race track Barcelona
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Hotels near Montmelo racetrack
The Montmelo racetrack is located 28km north of Barcelona, but in a remote location, so most fans stay in hotels for the Formula 1 race in Barcelona and then take the train or bus to the race.
Hotel Montmelo (2km from racetrack)
Hotels near Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona
Hotels in Barcelona
By Car to Montmelo racetrack
Driving time is 30 minutes from center of Barcelona to Montmelo racetrack, but on F1 race days it can take up to 2 hours or more, so leave early. Parking tickets can be purchased online on Ticketmaster.es or at the the racetrack. The parking opens at around 6.30 in the morning but is closed at night.
Google maps - directions to Montmelo race track Barcelona
Maps Montmelo race track
GPS location of one of entrances to Montmelo
By Bus to Montmelo racetrack
For F1 and MotoGP races there is a GP shuttle coach service by Sagalés cus company which leave from Estació del Nord bus station on street Carrer de Ali Bei, 80. Journey time to Montmelo is 45 minutes. The nearest metro stations to the GP shuttle bus departure point are metro station Girona on Yellow line L4 and metro station Tetuan on Purple line L2. Tickets for shuttle bus service can be purchased online on the Sagales bus website
The price of return trip in 2015 is € 10 Travel tip: leave in good time because the bus times can be be delayed by heavy traffic going to the both F1 and MotoGP races.
Timetable 2015 F1 / MotoGP shuttle bus Barcelona to Montmelo race track
By Train to Montmelo racetrack
Train to Montmelo. Montmelo train station is on the R2 (Line 2) of Spanish Renfe cercanías / rodalies trains from Barcelona to end destination Maçanet Massanes. Train journey time 30 minutes then 25 minutes walking. Take the R2 train from Plaza Catalunya, or Arc de Triomf or Clot stations. All stations are connected to Metro trains. The trains to Montmelo racetrack leave every 30 minutes. When you arrive at Montmelo station it is a 25 minute walk from the station to the Montmelo race track - just follow the crowds for big events like F1 and MotoGP or take the shuttle bus from the station to the racetrack. For train information and reservations call Renfe on 902240202
Find trains from Barcelona for Montmelo racetrack - Click on "horarios", then choose "stations".
Map of Renfe cercanies trains. Montmelo station is in right bottom section on green line 2
Campsites near the Montmelo race track.
There is usually a temporary campsite in the raectrack North Area available during the Spanish Grand Prix week. For information about other permanent campsites near the Montmelo race track, contact the Province Barcelona Camping Association called "Associacio de Campings i CV de la provïncia de Barcelona."
Montmelo racetrack has a number of places and parking reserved for disabled people. See the racetrack website for more information or call the ticket sales office of the Circuit de Catalunya on (+34) 93 571 97 71
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