Formula 1 Barcelona Circuit
How to get the most out of the 2018 F1 Spanish Grand Prix
Every year, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, better known as Circuit de Montmeló, hosts in May one of the biggest shows in the world, the Formula 1. The 2018 F1 Spanish Grand Prix is one of the most important dates for anyone who enjoys and follows the motor racing world. During these dates, the formula 1 fans can see their idols from a very short distance. Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton or the Spaniards Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz Jr. are some of the names the followers will be able to shout out during the event. At Único Hotels, we want to make sure you live an amazing experience, one to remember. That’s why we have created this short guide that will help you make the most out of your stay in Barcelona, while the competition takes place.
¿When does the 2018 F1 Spanish Grand Prix takes place?
The Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2018 will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May. During this long weekend, the Circuit de Catalunya will host the fifth appointment of the season of this Formula 1 world championship. Amongst the favourite candidates to win the international title, Mercedes is, once again, the main motor-racing team to beat. However, we can’t forget about Ferrari (known by the tifosi as “Il Cavallino Rampante”), or Red Bull. McLaren Honda, as usual, has its hopes set on their double world champion driver, Fernando Alonso. If you want to make sure that you don’t miss any training or, of course, the Grand Prix, we recommend you to check the timetable of the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya
¿Where will it be?
As we mentioned earlier, this Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, also known as Circuit de Montmeló due to its location. This circuit opened its doors in 1991 and, just a few weeks later, it had its first F1 GP. Since then, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya annually hosts competitions as big as the Formula 1 GP, the MotoGP Grand Prix and the FIA Rallycross Championship. As well as all these competitions, this circuit created on 2005 a programme called “Programa de Jóvenes Pilotos de Automovilismo” (Young Driver Programme), with the aim to promote young talents of the motor racing world and help launch their professional career.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has capacity for 131.000 people. In 2017, the Spanish F1 Grand Prix – celebrated between the 12th and the 14th of May – had more than 177.000 attendees during the whole event.
You can buy the tickets for the Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2018 online and you can choose the option that better suits your needs or interests: 3-day ticket, 3-session ticket, day ticket, etc
¿How do I get to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya?
Montmeló is located 30km away from Barcelona and there are several options to get to the circuit. If you have your own car, you will only need 30 minutes to get to the Circuit de Catalunya from the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona (Único Hotels). However, if you use public transport, you can get there by train (Renfe, lines R2 and R11). Also, the company Sagalés offers a special bus service during the Grand Prix. This bus goes from Barcelona city centre to the East Area of the Circuit. Just keep in mind that, if you want to use this service, you will need to book the tickets in advance.
The best accommodation for the 2018 F1 Spanish Grand Prix
As it always happens with sport events like this, Barcelona is full of people during the days the championship takes place. In this case, we are talking about motor racing followers, who visit the Catalan Capital to attend the Formula 1 competition.
If you are one of these motor racing fans and you don’t want to miss the Formula 1 Grand Prix, we recommend you to book a hotel room in Barcelona in advance. ¿Why Barcelona and not Montmeló? By staying in the Catalan Capital, you can make sure you don’t miss any race or training, because you will be close enough to enjoy every bit of the F1 world championship. Also, you will be in Barcelona, so you will be able to do some tourism and visit some of the most iconic places of the city. A very good option to do this is the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona of Único Hotels. Located in the very city centre, in the heart of the old town, the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona is the ideal place to relax after an intense day of motor racing and speed.
For any doubts or inquiries regarding the accommodation during the 2018 F1 Spanish Grand Prix, you can call the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona at (+34) 93 295 79 00 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.