Barcelona - April 27th - 29th - 2001
About the Spanish GP
Because all the teams use it for testing and development, Barcelona has built up a
reputation for turning out processional racing. The circuits nature enables teams to
test all aspects of their cars thoroughly, and unfortunately sometimes the race can seem
like just another test with drivers parading lap after lap. As a location, Barcelona is
pleasant, and there is normally a good turn out of people cheering on their countrymen.
Such is the increase in popularity, that new grandstands capable of accommodating tens of
thousands more people will be erected in time for the April event, which means even more
noise will be heard when Pedro de la Rosa goes for position during the race.
The Circuit de Catalunya requires mid-range settings, with wings set to medium downforce.
The long, sweeping corners can cause heavy understeer, so front-end grip is also
important. The circuit surface itself is smooth, but very abrasive, meaning that tyre wear
plays a large role in the outcome of the race.
4,727 km , Catalunya
Pole Position 2000
Micheal Schumacher - Ferrari
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren
Friday April 27th
11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Qualifying - 12 laps allowed per driver
65 laps - 307.225 km
||All times are
GMT + 1:00