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CATALUNYA (BARCELONA)
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Not to be confused with Barcelona (Castelldefels) - Barcelona, Carlos III - Barcelona, Parque de Barcelona - Montjuich - Pedralbes
Description  
Location Montmeló
B - Barcelona - Catalunya / Cataluña
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 41°34'06"     + 2°15'38"
41.568333     2.260556
UTM Coordinates X = 438348.666  -  Y = 4602114.512  -  Zone 31T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visor SIGPAC
Altitude AMSL 109 m - 358 ft
Inauguration September 10th 1991
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Catalan www.circuitcat.com/catalan/circuit/instalaciones.aspOfficial website
(2) Spanish www.circuitcat.com/espanol/circuit/instalaciones.aspOfficial website
(3) French www.circuitcat.com/frances/circuit/instalaciones.aspOfficial website
(4) English www.circuitcat.com/ingles/f1/como_llegar.aspOfficial website
(5) English (page 16)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(6) German www.motorradonline.de/d/140404Motorrad
(7) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(8) Spanish www.todocircuito.com (...)History in brief
(9) English www.truckrace.co.uk/results.html
(10) Italian Autosprint 43/1987 (page 20)Il 31 ottobre 1987 iniziano i lavori di costruzione della pista
(11) Italian Autosprint 9/1988 (page 22)Presentato a Jerez il progetto (senza mappa e dettagli)
(12) Italian Rombo 16/1988 (page 9)1988 Preliminary proposal, quoted from El Periodico
(13) Italian Rombo 10/1989 (page 64)Sono iniziati i lavori di costruzione (con mappa già definitiva)
(14) Italian Rombo 51/1990 (page 20)Punto sulla costruzione del nuovo circuito
(15) Italian Autosprint 27/1991 (page 49)Lavori continuano a pieno ritmo
(16) Italian Autosprint 39/1991 (page 80)Sala battezza il circuito
(17) Italian Autosprint 39/1991 (page 20)Completati i lavori e inaugurato il tracciato
(18) Italian Autosprint 9/2000 (page 16)FIA changes measuring measuring system: new official lenght
(19) Italian Autosprint 25/2000 (page 14)2001 changes
(20) Italian Autosprint 5/2007 (page 33)Photo of the new chicane
(21) Italian Autosprint 8/2007 (page 23)Continuano i lavori per ampliare il paddock (foto)
(22) Italian Autosprint 19/2009 (page 32)2009 changes of run off areas

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Autódromo Salvador Fabregas
Description 1988 preliminary proposal. Its layout is completely different from the final one, but it should have been built in the same location. Scheduled opening: 1990
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 5th 2008
Info last update April 1988
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4796  m 15735  ft 2.98  mi Long circuit (12)
length 2965  m 9728  ft 1.842  mi Short circuit (12)
length 1563  m 5128  ft 0.971  mi School circuit (12)
Total area 141  hectares 1410000  m² 348.415  acres   (12)
Average Speed 190  km/h      118.064  mph Formula 1 (12)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description  
Years 1991÷1993
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1991
Closing May 1994
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4745  m 15568  ft 2.948  mi   (5)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description Temporary chicane built after Senna’s death
Years 1994
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration May 1994
Closing 1994
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4745  m 15568  ft 2.948  mi With chicane (5)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description  
Years 1995÷2000
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1995
Closing 2000
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4766  m 15636  ft 2.962  mi Temporary unconfirmed track length, while waiting for new measuring systems (Spring 2000) (18)
length 4727  m 15509  ft 2.937  mi Official track length until 1999 (in 2000 FIA changed measuring system) (5)
length 4730  m 15518  ft 2.939  mi Official track length from 2000, when FIA changed measuring system (track unchanged) (18)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description Last corner reprofiled
Years 2001÷2003
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2001
Closing 2003
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4730  m 15518  ft 2.939  mi   (7)
length 3045  m 9990  ft 1.892  mi Short circuit (9)
length 3069  m 10069  ft 1.907  mi Short circuit (7)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description  
Years 2004÷2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 19th 2007
Info last update 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1703  m 5587  ft 1.058  mi Short circuit (1)
length 4727  m 15509  ft 2.937  mi GP Course (1)
length 3067  m 10062  ft 1.906  mi National Circuit (1)

Circuit de Catalunya
Description Before F.1 Spain GP held on May 10th 2009 run off area of turn 9 was modified, by moving barriers approx. 2 mi - 6ft back. Run off area of turn 3 was completely asphalted. Moreover, approx 4 km - 2.5 mi of new rubber barriers were added on the whole track
Years 2007÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1703  m 5587  ft 1.058  mi Short circuit (1)
length 4655  m 15272  ft 2.893  mi GP Course (1)
length 2977  m 9767  ft 1.85  mi National Circuit (1)
length 3049  m 10003  ft 1.895  mi National course (motorbike) (1)
length 4727  m 15509  ft 2.937  mi Circuito GP (motorbike) (1)
Total area 120  hectares 1200000  m² 296.523  acres   (1)

Montmeló, Autodromo Salvador Fabregas: 1988 preliminary proposal, long course

Montmeló, Autodromo Salvador Fabregas: 1988 preliminary proposal, long course

Montmeló, Autodromo Salvador Fabregas: 1988 preliminary proposal, long course


2001 changes

2001 changes


Location: + 41°34'06", + 2°15'38"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 12th 2009 Circuit de Catalunya 2007÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 5th 2008 Autódromo Salvador Fabregas   Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description
April 8th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 19th 2007 Circuit de Catalunya 2004÷2006 Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 12th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 10th 2003 Circuit de Catalunya 2001÷2003 Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 6th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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