Circuit de Catalunya
Length of lap: 4.655 km
Tyres Wear: High
Brake Wear: Medium
Throttle Average: 62%
Fastest turn: T9
Hardest breaking point: T1
Gear shifts per lap: 31
Top Speed: 315 km/h
Best Time 2013: 1:29.055.
1. The construction of the circuit coincided with the 1992 Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Barcelona, where the circuit was the stage for the start and finish line for the road cycling event team time trial.
2. Last year the Spanish circuit had been awarded with a Prize of Excellence for its commitment to sustainability.
3. Corner 4, named the Repsol corner, is similar to Monza's Curva Parabolica.
4. It is a very technical track, with very fast corners and hard braking zones.
5. Due to the track's very abrasive tarmac the car’s aerodynamic efficiency is key to taking corners fast.
6. The Camps corner requires special care as there is an elevation change and drivers can’t see the exit properly.
7. The Caixa turn requires hard braking; it’s the beginning of the most complicated part of the circuit, where the cars have to negotiate it at slower speeds.
8. After two years away, Barcelona will host GP2 pre-season testing again.
The last time GP2 tested in Barcelona was in 2013.
9. During the last test held in Barcelona, Racing Engineering’s drivers, Julián Leal and Fabio Leimer, finished in the top 10 in all sessions.
10. The circuit is very demanding on tyres. The long turns and very abrasive asphalt make the tyres suffer, leading to faster degradation.