Catalunya Circuit layout & records

Catalunya Circuit Details
Location: Catalunya Circuit: Barcelona F1 Track Map Layout & lap record Spain, Barcelona
Event: Spanish Grand Prix
Used Since: 1991
Type: Closed Circuit
 Lap Dist.: 4.655 km

Lap Record

Lap Record: 1:18.183 min
Date: 17 August 2020
F1 Driver: Valtteri Bottas
F1 Car: Mercedes W11
Speed: 214.343 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole: 1:14.648 min
Date: 14 May 2006
F1 Driver: Fernando Alonso
F1 Car: Renault R26
Speed: 224,494 km/h
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Circuit de Catalunya Layout

Catalunya circuit track records and layoutF1 circuit layout legenda

 

Description

Catalunya circuit: three corners in detail


Catalunya circuit 1st and second corner

Catalunya circuit 1st and second corner

Turn 1 to 3
The first corner comes at the end of the 1km pit straight on which speeds will peak at well over 300km/h. The car and engine are therefore subject to heavy braking loads as the driver scrubs off 50% of that speed to take the first corner at approximately 140km/h.

Halfway through Turn 1, drivers start to accelerate into Turn 2 and Turn 3 (also known as Renault) but as the Catalunya circuit starts to climb a car will have a tendency towards 'snappy' oversteer. Having a delay in engine response or an overshoot in torque delivery will only confirm this trend, thus increasing tyre wear as the car tries to slide to one side and subject the tyres to lateral g-force.

Turn 10

Test 2 day 2 Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team. Circuit de Catalunya. going in turn 10

Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Circuit de Catalunya turn 10

Once through Turn 9 the track begins to descend into Turn 10. The braking zone for this corner is the hardest one of the track, as the cars arrive at 300km/h and take the turn at just over 70km/h. To give the right stability engineers work very hard on the overrun settings, trying to give neutral engine braking when the driver is off the throttle.

In parallel engineers will try to make the downward gear shifts as smooth as possible so the torque gradient change is ironed out and not too aggressive. Giving smooth downshifts and the right level of overrun will result in a better balance, thus helping to control wheel lock and minimise tyre wear. By the end of the corner the driver is down in first gear but needs to accelerate back up the hill. This sends huge loads through the tyres so pedal maps are often designed with just this corner in mind.

Turn 14 to 16

Fernando Alonso McLaren Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 09 March 2018.

Fernando Alonso in turn 15 Circuit de Catalunya

The chicane on this track is very slow and needs, again, the right amount of engine torque, not only at the entry of the corner but in the midpoint of the chicane. In fact the driver will just blip the throttle between the entry and the exit of the chicane as he changes direction.

Even if he is only on the power for a millisecond balancing the car on this knife edge is critical to keep the car balanced, minimize wheelspin and ultimately gain lap time.

Once the cars exit this chicane traction is very important as the speed will be carried through turn 16, with the driver ultimately going flat out using KERS onto the pit straight.

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on Catalunya Circuit

Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2020 2020 Spanish Grand Prix August 16 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Netherlands Max Verstappen
3th Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
66
66
66
2019 2019 Spanish Grand Prix May 12 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Finland Valtteri Bottas
3th Netherlands Max Verstappen
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2018 2018 Spanish Grand Prix May 13 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Finland Valtteri Bottas
3th Netherlands Max Verstappen
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2017 2017 Spanish Grand Prix May 14 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Germany Sebastian Vettel
3th Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2016 2016 Spanish Grand Prix May 15 1th Netherlands Max Verstappen
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
66
66
66
2015 2015 Spanish Grand Prix May 10 1th Germany Nico Rosberg
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
66
66
66
2014 2014 Spanish Grand Prix May 11 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Germany Nico Rosberg
3th Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2013 2013 Spanish Grand Prix May 12 1th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Italy Ferrari
66
66
66
2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix May 13 1th Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Lotus F1
66
66
66
2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix May 22 1th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th United Kingdom Jenson Button
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
66
66
66
2010 2010 Spanish Grand Prix May 9 1th Australia Mark Webber
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2009 2009 Spanish Grand Prix May 10 1th United Kingdom Jenson Button
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Brawn
United Kingdom Brawn
Austria Red Bull
66
66
66
2008 2008 Spanish Grand Prix April 27 1th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2th Brazil Felipe Massa
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
66
66
66
2007 2007 Spanish Grand Prix May 13 1th Brazil Felipe Massa
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
65
65
65
2006 2006 Spanish Grand Prix May 14 1th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Germany Michael Schumacher
3th Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
66
66
66
2005 2005 Spanish Grand Prix May 8 1th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th Italy Jarno Trulli
United Kingdom McLaren
France Renault
Japan Toyota
66
66
66
2004 2004 Spanish Grand Prix May 9 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Italy Jarno Trulli
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
66
66
66
2003 2003 Spanish Grand Prix May 4 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
2002 2002 Spanish Grand Prix April 28 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3th United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
65
65
65
2001 2001 Spanish Grand Prix April 29 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3th Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom BAR
65
65
65
2000 2000 Spanish Grand Prix May 7 1th Finland Mika Häkkinen
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
1999 1999 Spanish Grand Prix May 30 1th Finland Mika Häkkinen
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th Germany Michael Schumacher
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
1998 1998 Spanish Grand Prix May 10 1th Finland Mika Häkkinen
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th Germany Michael Schumacher
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
1997 1997 Spanish Grand Prix May 25 1th Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2th France Olivier Panis
3th France Jean Alesi
United Kingdom Williams
France Prost
Italy Benetton
64
64
64
1996 1996 Spanish Grand Prix June 2 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th France Jean Alesi
3th Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
65
65
65
1995 1995 Spanish Grand Prix May 14 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
3th Austria Gerhard Berger
Italy Benetton
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
1994 1994 Spanish Grand Prix May 29 1th United Kingdom Damon Hill
2th Germany Michael Schumacher
3th United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Tyrrell
65
65
65
1993 1993 Spanish Grand Prix May 9 1th France Alain Prost
2th Brazil Ayrton Senna
3th Germany Michael Schumacher
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
65
65
65
1992 1992 Spanish Grand Prix May 3 1th United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2th Germany Michael Schumacher
3th France Jean Alesi
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
65
65
65
1991 1991 Spanish Grand Prix September 29 1th United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2th France Alain Prost
3th Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
65
65
65

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Catalunya Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 19 6 3 3 12 7 7 3.7 4.5 118
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 14 5 3 1 9 5 5 4.6 5.6 180
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 10 3 0 0 3 2 2 7.5 9.3 32
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 17 2 4 1 7 1 0 6.6 7.1 124
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 18 2 2 1 5 2 1 7.6 10.1 91
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 4.3 8.7 20
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 13 1 1 3 5 0 1 5.5 5.2 155
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 1 1 2 4 0 0 5.3 6.5 73
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 15 1 1 1 3 1 2 8.9 8.3 63
10 Germany Nico Rosberg 11 1 1 0 2 2 0 6.8 8.8 67
11 France Alain Prost 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 3.5 1.5 16
12 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 10 1 0 2 3 1 0 9.2 9.6 19
13 Australia Mark Webber 11 1 0 1 2 2 0 7.7 7.6 62
14 United Kingdom Jenson Button 16 1 0 1 2 1 0 10.1 9.2 50
15 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 13.6 12.8 25
16 United Kingdom Damon Hill 7 1 0 0 1 1 1 6.3 11.7 13
17 United Kingdom David Coulthard 15 0 3 1 4 0 0 8.2 9.1 30
18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 18 0 2 2 4 0 2 9.3 10.1 32
19 Finland Valtteri Bottas 8 0 2 1 3 1 1 4.9 6.8 84
20 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 6 0 2 0 2 0 0 7.7 8.5 19
21 France Jean Alesi 11 0 1 2 3 0 0 8.2 10.5 20
22 Brazil Ayrton Senna 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 3.0 5.3 8
23 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 13.2 12.8 8
24 France Olivier Panis 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 11.8 11.8 7
25 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 9 0 0 2 2 0 1 8.6 7.6 59
26 Italy Jarno Trulli 15 0 0 2 2 0 0 9.5 11.3 17
27 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 14 0 0 1 1 0 2 12.4 11.1 12
28 Austria Gerhard Berger 7 0 0 1 1 1 0 5.7 10.1 8
29 Italy Riccardo Patrese 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 4.3 9.7 7
30 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 11.7 9.3 4
31 Mexico Sergio Pérez 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 10.0 36
32 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 7.2 34
33 France Romain Grosjean 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 9.3 13.2 22
34 Germany Ralf Schumacher 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 10.7 17
35 Poland Robert Kubica 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.6 9.0 14
36 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 11.5 14
37 Canada Lance Stroll 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.3 12.5 12
38 Monaco Charles Leclerc 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 11.7 11
39 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 12.0 11
40 Germany Nick Heidfeld 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 10.1 11
41 France Esteban Ocon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.7 11.3 10
42 France Pierre Gasly 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 11.3 10
43 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.1 13.7 10
44 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.7 11.0 6
45 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.8 10.7 6
46 Germany Adrian Sutil 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.6 14.9 6
47 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.8 11.4 6
48 Japan Takuma Sato 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 11.8 5
49 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.4 11.5 5
50 Thailand Alexander Albon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 9.5 4
51 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 12.0 4
52 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 9.5 3
53 Italy Pierluigi Martini 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.3 9.5 3
54 Austria Alexander Wurz 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.8 11.5 3
55 United States Michael Andretti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 5.0 2
56 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 10.0 2
57 Italy Michele Alboreto 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 16.7 2
58 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.2 15.8 2
59 Ireland Ralph Firman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 8.0 1
60 United Kingdom Lando Norris 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 15.0 1
61 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 13.0 1
62 Brazil Pedro Diniz 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.7 17.5 1
63 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 19.0 0
64 France Olivier Grouillard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 18.0 0
65 United Kingdom Allan McNish 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 8.0 0
66 Spain Roberto Merhi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 18.0 0
67 Italy Emanuele Pirro 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 15.0 0
68 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 13.0 0
69 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 17.0 0
70 France Franck Montagny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 22.0 0
71 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 19.0 0
72 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 15.0 0
73 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 20.0 0
74 Brazil Roberto Moreno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 21.0 0
75 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 21.0 0
76 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 12.0 0
77 Brazil Lucas di Grassi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 19.0 0
78 Austria Patrick Friesacher 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 17.0 0
79 Australia David Brabham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 10.0 0
80 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 21.0 0
81 Italy Stefano Modena 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 16.0 0
82 Argentina Esteban Tuero 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 15.0 0
83 Portugal Pedro Lamy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 20.0 0
84 Brazil Luciano Burti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 11.0 0
85 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 11.0 0
86 Italy Domenico Schiattarella 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 15.0 0
87 Canada Nicholas Latifi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 18.0 0
88 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 20.0 0
89 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 11.0 0
90 France Philippe Alliot 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 22.0 0
91 Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 14.0 0
92 India Karun Chandhok 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 21.0 0
93 Italy Giorgio Pantano 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 14.0 0
94 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 8.0 0
95 Japan Satoru Nakajima 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 17.0 0
96 Brazil Tarso Marques 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 16.0 0
97 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 21.0 0
98 Monaco Olivier Beretta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 26.0 0
99 Italy Gianmaria Bruni 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 19.0 0
100 United Kingdom Will Stevens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 17.0 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Catalunya Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Italy Ferrari 0 8 8 9 25 7 9 5.3 7.2 373
2 Germany Mercedes 0 6 4 1 11 8 4 3.2 7.1 279
3 United Kingdom Williams 0 6 2 2 10 5 3 9.4 10.3 171
4 United Kingdom McLaren 0 4 6 4 14 4 4 8.0 9.6 180
5 Austria Red Bull 0 3 1 6 10 2 2 7.1 6.8 283
6 Italy Benetton 0 1 4 2 7 2 2 8.0 8.3 49
7 France Renault 0 1 2 2 5 1 1 10.0 9.6 75
8 United Kingdom Brawn 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 2.0 1.5 18
9 United Kingdom Lotus F1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 8.9 10.1 53
10 France Prost 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 14.5 13.0 7
11 Japan Toyota 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.6 11.6 15
12 United Kingdom BAR 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10.3 9.8 9
13 United Kingdom Tyrrell 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15.9 16.0 4
14 India Force India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.8 12.0 46
15 Switzerland Sauber 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.5 11.5 31
16 Italy Toro Rosso 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14.3 14.3 23
17 United Kingdom Racing Point 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 10.8 22
18 United States Haas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 13.0 16
19 Switzerland BMW Sauber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.2 10.4 13
20 Japan Honda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 9.5 8
21 Ireland Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.3 12.4 8
22 Italy AlphaTauri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 10.5 2
23 Italy Minardi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.3 15.8 2
24 United Kingdom Footwork 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.7 13.5 2
25 United Kingdom Jaguar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.7 15.0 2
26 United Kingdom Stewart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 14.3 2
27 France Ligier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.3 13.9 2
28 United Kingdom Arrows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.4 16.1 1
29 Italy Dallara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.3 10.5 1
30 Japan Super Aguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.3 14.8 1
31 France Larrousse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.8 19.2 0
32 United Kingdom Manor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.5 18.1 0
33 United Kingdom Team Lotus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.7 17.6 0
34 United Kingdom Virgin Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 19.0 0
35 Netherlands Spyker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 13.5 0
36 Italy Forti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.5 23.0 0
37 United Kingdom Caterham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.6 18.9 0
38 United Kingdom Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 21.0 0
39 Switzerland Alfa Romeo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 15.0 0
40 Italy Fondmetal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 15.7 0
41 United Kingdom March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 10.0 0
42 United Kingdom Leyton House 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 15.5 0
43 United Kingdom Lola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5 20.5 0
44 Spain HRT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.2 21.7 0
45 United Kingdom Simtek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.7 12.3 0
46 Russian Federation Midland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.5 17.0 0
47 United Kingdom Brabham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 14.0 0


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