Barcelona Events 2019

Event Description

F1 Formula One 2018 Barcelona

Gran Premio de España F1 2018

Event dates: Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May 2018
Event location: Montmelo racetrack - Circuit de Barcelona
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Map Montmelo track layout
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The Barcelona F1 Formula One race is three days of top action every year at the Montmelo Circuit de Catalunya racetrack one hour north of Barcelona. See the best F1 drivers in the world compete in one of the most important races in the F1 calendar. The Barcelona F1 racetrack has fifteen grandstands, three of which are under cover, and offers plenty of services for an unforgettable experience. Remember earplugs. Directions to Montmelo and scroll down this page for maps and bus/train information. Visit the official F1 website for more information about the Spanish Grand Prix.

Circuit de Catalunya F1 facts:
First grand prix held in 1991
Circuit length: 4.655km
Circuit distance: 307.104km
Number of laps: 66
Lap record: 1:21.670 set by Kiko Raikkonen in 2008 

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Event address & map

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How to get to this venue

How to get to Circuit de Catalunya race track

Camino Mas Moreneta,
08160 Montmeló,
Barcelona, Spain

How to get to Circuit de Catalunya race track at Montmelo near Barcelona. The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo is the racetrack for international motor racing competitions in Barcelona. The biggest events are the annual Barcelona 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 Valles Oriental Tourist Office.

The Montmelo race track was built in 1991 and has hosted the Barcelona F1 Spanish Grand Prix ever since. Before Montmelo was built the Barcelona F1 races were on street circuits in the Pedralbes area of Barcelona from 1951 to 1960ies and on Montjuic hill in Barcelona 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 Montmelo racetrack Barcelona
Hotels 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 at the racetrack. The parking opens at around 6.30 in the morning but closes at night.

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Maps Montmelo race track
GPS location Montmelo entrance 

By Bus to Montmelo racetrack
For F1 and MotoGP races there is a GP shuttle coach service by Sagalés bus company which leave from Estació del Nord bus station on street Carrer de Ali Bei, 80.  Journey time to Montmelo from Barcelona is 45 minutes. The nearest metro stations to the Montmelo bus departure point are metro station Girona on Yellow line L4 or metro station Tetuan on Purple line L2.  Price return bus ticket to F1 racetrack from Barcelona Estacio del Nord is €12 in 2017. Tickets for shuttle bus service can be purchased online here:

Tickets/Timetable F1 Barcelona - Montmelo bus
Tickets/Timetable MotoGP Barcelona to Montmelo bus

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.

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 in Barcelona city center.  All of those stations are connected to Barcelona 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

Train Barcelona to Montmelo racetrack 
Map Renfe cercanies trains. Montmelo station is at 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.'

Disabled access
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) 935719771

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