Spanish Grand Prix Date: 12th May 2019
Track: Circuit De Catalunya
Resolute Travel will provide you with a great opportunity to experience the 2019 Spanish F1 Grand Prix as well as the sights, sounds and people of Barcelona. 4* Mediterranean beach resort located on the Marine Promenade of Santa Susanna, only 30 km from the circuit, combined with your return flights, general admission or grandstand race tickets, to form the basis of an unforgettable 2019 Spanish Formula 1 trip.
- Return Economy flights departing SA on the 8th May arriving in Barcelona on the 9th and returning on the 13th May back in SA on the 14th.
- Airport Taxes
- Return airport transfers (Seat in coach)
- 4 nights’ accommodation package in the 4* Aquamarina Hotel Santa Susanna (Premium Room) from the 9th May
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Pit walk on Thursday afternoon inclusive of return circuit transfer (seat-in-coach)
- WEEKEND TICKETS Grandstand A Grandstand A (1st corner – recommended!)
- Return circuit transfers for Saturday and Sunday (Seat in coach)
- Bonus pouch, lanyard and protective earplugs
- Representative on hand to guide and assist you for the duration of your stay
- Meals unless stipulated above
- Travel insurance
Spanish F1 Grand Prix Tour Hotel
This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. The Aquamarina Hotel Santa Susanna is set around a large outdoor swimming pool, 150m from Santa Susana beach. This hotel has a restaurant, sports facilities and rooms with balconies. The hotel offers a health and fitness centre, Aquamarina Wellness & Spa, which guests can use for an extra charge. This includes a heated saltwater pool, a gym and beauty treatments. The Aqua offers spacious, air-conditioned accommodation with simple décor. Each has satellite TV and a well-equipped bathroom. A buffet breakfast is served in the Aquamarina Santa Susanna’s restaurant, which offers a selection of Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. There are also 3 bars on site. Santa Susana’s resort centre, where there is a selection of cafés, bars and restaurants, is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Piñeda del Mar and the fishing village of Calella are less than 6 km from the hotel.
Spain – Track and Stands
Barcelona has something to offer everyone, which is why it’s now one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. The narrow, Gothic streets of the old town offer mystique and history, while the modern Eixample district, is full of the latest shops and businesses. In the past three decades the city has gone from strength-to-strength and developed a unique identity within Spain. The Catalan language differentiates the spoken word and the architecture sets the city apart as well.
The narrow, Gothic streets of the old town offer mystique and history, while the modern Eixample district, is full of the latest shops and businesses.
“I am not from Barcelona,” says double world champion Fernando Alonso, “but I like it very much. I like to go to the tapas bars on Las Ramblas, and it’s always good to watch a football game at the Nou Camp, particularly when my team, Real Madrid, are playing FC Barcelona.”
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is situated to the north of the city. Built as part of the development programme for the 1992 Olympic Games, the track was actually finished in time for the 1991 Spanish Grand Prix.
Did you know?
Until 2005, only world champions had ever won at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The man to break the pattern was Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Barcelona’s El Prat de Llobregat airport is 12 kilometres southwest of the city and has connections to all major European destinations. There are trains, buses and taxis connecting the airport and the city. The efficient Metro system provides an easy way for getting around the city centre.
The track is a half-hour drive north of Barcelona. If you’re not driving, you can take the train to Montmelo station, which is a half-hour walk from the circuit.
Alonso-mania has hit Spain, with the result that the track is packed every year. However, to meet demand, the organisers have increased grandstand capacity and split ticket prices into four groups.
For food lovers, no stay in Catalunya is complete until you’ve tried ‘Crema Catalana’, the region’s famous egg-based dessert.
The Picasso Museum is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions. Its collection of the Spanish artist’s work houses is the most extensive in the country and one of the most notable in the world.
The city boasts many other museums – the Nou Camp’s Football Museum is a must for soccer fans – and for the best sights, start in the ninth century Old Town and walk, looking out for Gaudi’s architecture, the Gothic Monastery in Pedralbes, the Placa de Catalunya, the Olympic Port and Las Ramblas.
The Formula One teams are no strangers to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (formerly known as the Circuit de Catalunya); not only have they raced there every year since 1991, they also conduct extensive testing at the venue.
Familiarity does not, however, lessen the challenge for car or driver. Barcelona’s mix of high- and low-speed corners, plus its abrasive and rather bumpy track surface, makes for a physically and mechanically taxing race.
Tyre wear is particularly high and the varying winds that cut across the circuit mean an optimum set-up can be hard to find.
For spectators Elf corner is among the best places to watch, as it is one of the track’s few overtaking opportunities. For the drivers it is the final two turns, known collectively as New Holland, which provide one of the biggest challenges of the season. A fast exit is essential in order to maximise speed down the start-finish straight into Elf.
2014 marked the 24th time Barcelona has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher has been the most successful driver at the circuit, with a total of six victories. Among the current drivers, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have all won there.
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren MP4-29.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 11 May 2014.