He Circuit of Barcelona-Catalonia, where the Spanish Grand Prix, it has a lot of history. Fernando Alonso’s victories, Max Verstappen’s brilliant debut with Red Bull or the epic battle between Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna are just some of the moments that marked his layout montmelo.
A location established as inescapable in his calendar F1 time to time. Perhaps not because of the spectacularity of their careers, but because of the atmosphere it hosts.
A circuit of which curves they hide a lot historynot only because of what happened to them, but because of the names they receive.
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How many curves does the Barcelona Formula 1 circuit have?
All in all, the Barcelona circuit where Formula 1 is currently running has 14 curves. A set of turns that make up a 4.6 km route.
How and why are the curves of the Barcelona Formula 1 circuit called that?
- curve 1:elf. Named after the French oil company.
- Curve 2: It doesn’t have a specific name.
- turn 3: Curvón or Renault. It has two names, popular and corporate, the name of which comes from the French car brand.
- turn 4: Repsol. It was also named after the oil company of Spanish origin.
- turn 5: Headquarters. Left turn that owes its name to the Spanish car brand.
- turn 6: Has no specific name.
- turn 7:TV3. It owes its name to the regional television channel of Catalonia.
- turn 8: Has no specific name.
- turn 9: Kampsa. Another twist whose name is associated with a Spanish oil company.
- turn 10: The Caixa. Probably the most famous curve of the layout and its name comes from a Catalan bank.
- turn 11: Has no specific name.
- turn 12: Has no specific name.
- turn 13: Europcar. Penultimate turn that recovers the original version of the layout and its name comes from the car rental company.
- Row 14: Catalonia. It used to be turn 16, but with the suppression of the last sector it becomes 14. Its name comes from the Autonomous Community where the Montmeló circuit is located.