Barcelona is one of the most important cities in the circus of Formula 1, not only for the grand prix contested on the Circuit de Catalunya in May, but also because the teams hold two official training rounds on the Catalan course in the pre-season, essential for the motor-racing teams to prepare their single-seaters. Obviously, these sessions are open to the public and ideal for revving up your engines in advance of the World Championships.
Circuit de Catalunya. Montmeló (Barcelona).
Event dates: From February 19th-28th and from February 28th to March 3rd. €15 (From February 19th to March 1st), €20 (March 2nd and 3rd).
Prices: Free entry for fans with tickets to the F1 Spanish GP and for children under12. Guided tours of the circuit on Test Days: €70.
More information and advance sales: www.circuitcat.cat and www.ticketmaster.es
Directions (from Barcelona)
By car: take the AP7 or the C17.
By train: get off on the Montmeló station on Renfe’s Rodalies (regional) line (a 30-minute walk to the circuit).