Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix, Formula 1 racing schedule

Spanish Grand Prix had a sensational debut, with Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna‘s famous drag race on the straight before Mansell took the lead and rode to victory.  Although, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosted the first race in the 1991 (Spanish Touring Car Championship), the circuit was built as part of the development program of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  Today, we are still mesmerized by the excellent job of Mercedes F1 at the Portugal GP, but just a few days later new heroes will catch the eye.
Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Catch the eye

The Spanish Grand Prix has special feelings for two of the current А1 drivers. It’s home race  for Alpine driver Fernando Alonso and Scuderia Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz jr.
They say “home warms the soul.” But that doesn’t mean Carlos and Fernando can relax, on the contrary. On this race weekend, they have to do their best in front of their family, close friends. Furthermore, in Spain, they are treated like real heroes in a special way, which adds even more fervor to driving and the desire for new, cherished, if not even victories, but at least points.

Spanish Grand Prix racing schedule (local time)

THURSDAY 6th MAY
Formula 1 Press Conference 14:00 – 17:35
FRIDAY 7th MAY
FIA Formula 3 Practice Session 10:05 – 10:50
Formula 1 First Practice Session 11:30 – 12:30
Formula 1 Press Conference 13:00 – 14:00
FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session 13:35 – 14:05
Formula 1 Second Practice Session
15:00 – 16:00
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 16:30 – 17:00
SATURDAY 8th MAY
Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice 09:20 – 09:40
FIA Formula 3 First Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins) 10:35 – 11:20
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 11:40 – 12:00
Formula 1 Third Practice Session 12:00 – 13:00
Formula 1 Qualifying Session 15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1 Press Conference 16:00 – 17:00
FIA Formula 3 Second Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins) 16:45 – 17:30
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 17:50 – 18:20
SUNDAY 9th MAY
FIA Formula 3 Third Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins) 12:05 – 12:50
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 13:10 – 13:40
Formula 1 Drivers’ Presentation 13:10 – 13:50
Formula 1 ‘We Race As One’ Gesture 14:43 – 14:44
Formula 1 National Anthem 14:44 – 14:46
Formula 1 Grand Prix (66 Laps or 120 Mins) 15:00 – 17:00

* Note that this timetable is subject to amendments

Standing on the podium for Carlos Sainz is one of the points on the checklist for Sunday. Meanwhile, the main task of our checklist, which we will start on Friday, 7 May, is to turn on the TV for the Spanish Grand Prix.


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