The Spanish Grand Prix takes place on the weekend of 22nd May 2011 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona Spain. Grandstand and general admission F1 tickets for spain grand prix 2011 are on sale now. Official Formula One Grand Prix tickets for the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix are available from GPticketshop. Buy 2011 Spanish Formula 1 Tickets Online which takes place 09 May 2011 in Barcelona Spain.
The 2011 Spanish Grand Prix (formally the LI Gran Premio de España) will be the fifth round of the 2011 Formula One season. It will be held on May 22, 2011 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It will be the first European race of the 2011 season. It is expected that Virgin Racing will bring a significantly different chassis to the race, accommodating the necessary expanded fuel tank.
The Circuit de Catalunya was built in 1991 to coincide with the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Barcelona, and is often referred to as ‘Barcelona’ in the racing community, despite the fact that it is located in Montmeló. The Circuit de Catalunya should not be confused with the Montjuïc circuit, which hosted the Spanish Grand Prix four times between 1969 and 1975 and, unlike the Circuit de Catalunya, is actually located within the city of Barcelona.
Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action.
When first used, overtaking was frequent as cars could follow closely through the last two corners and slipstream down the long straight. As aerodynamic balance became more critical, this overtaking method ceased as the cars were unable to follow each other through the fast final corner due to turbulence created by the leading car. This made it almost impossible for a car to get close enough to the car in front of it to attempt a pass at the first turn, which is the only obvious overtaking point on the circuit. The 2007 F1 Season saw the 1st of the 2 final sweepers replaced with a slow chicane in an effort to improve overtaking. However, the redesign did not noticeably increase the amount of overtaking.
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