Circuit de Catalunya – spectators’ experiences

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Vitantonio Liuzzi, Toro Rosso-Cosworth, Barcelona, 2006Tell us about your experiences of visiting the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.

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  • When you visited the track
  • Where you watched from
  • How easy it was to get to
  • How much of the track you could see
  • What support races there were
  • What you liked and didn’t like
  • How much it cost and whether it was good value

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  1. Anyone know if I must buy circuit parking in advance or can I buy it on the day?

  2. Does anyone know if it is OK to take folding camp chairs into the General Admission area?

  3. hey david
    i bought my general admissio tickets from the F1 official website but there’s one website that i came across today while i was reading reviews about the circuit and there are still some general admission tickets available..the good thing is that the price is the same so maybe you should go ahead and try :)

    1. Hello Siba

      Thx for link but its same over there sold out as well ! Any idea if i’ll be able to buy from locals over the race track?

  4. Went in 1991 – awesome view of the great Senna / Mansell duel as they drove towards us just inches apart………..priceless.
    Went again in 2008 and sat in Stand L for quali + race.
    Sat in various others on the Friday but L has to be the best on the circuit!!!!!!
    Going again next week — can’t wait to see them using DRS into the first corner!!!!!!

  5. Hi, can you bring food and drink Inc alcohol into the circut? sitting in stand J.

  6. We went this year (2011) and sat in Grandstand H. Walking the circuit, I think this was a great choice, there was a screen, and you could see all of the last corners section before they disappeared down the main straight.

    The circuit is a little difficult to get to. We took the advice offered here, and caught the Segales Bus. The service was good – from the city to the track, and not too far to walk from the drop off point up to the track.

    We only went for the Saturday and Sunday – so can only comment on those days – but it was fairly busy. It was also good experiencing the local boy getting into the lead on the first lap of the GP – the atmosphere was amazing.

    Walking around there seems like there’s some good General Admin positions, but I do enjoy a seat these days at GP’s.

    It seemed to be the done thing to take your own food and drink, make sure they’re plastic bottles. I nearly had a spray can of sunscreen confiscated – as they aren’t allowed either – so make sure you remember that during the bag searches.

    Facilities for a racing circuit seems good.

    If anyone has any questions please let me know and I’ll try and answer here for you.

  7. need as much help as I can, subscribed, and shall be back to ask question!!

  8. Had a great weekend there this year 2011, was only 2nd Grand prix in 10 years. Did Gen admin and parked in car park A, wnet into Gate 7 if I remember correctly, straight up into a small shopping and food area. Awesome view of the run up to the first corner, them the hairpin turn 4 behind and then 7,8,and 9 in front, (near to where Massa went off) Didn’t realise how steep the hill was in front of us. Absolutely great build up on the Saturday and the Sunday. The good weather helped, luckily found a patch of grass under some trees, but you do have to get there about 7.30am to get those sort of places.
    Flew from Bournemouth in Gerona, car hire and drove from Gerona to Calella. Hotel all inclusive for Fri – Mon. About 3/4 hour drive to circuit from Calella, easy journey, roads amazing. Straight in and straight out. Food is very meh though at the circuit. Make sure you take a picnic of some sort, the supermarkets had lots of nibbly bits and take lots of water especially if the weather is hot. Ladies loos, great not to have to que very long. I would recommend incorporating this into a holiday as it’s not much more expensive for a few extra days!! Will definately (hopefully) be going again in 2012.

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