The Spanish Grand Prix – a True Classic 

Spanish Grand Prix (F1)- SpeedyReg
Spanish Grand Prix (F1)- SpeedyReg

You’ve got to love Spain, it’s got so much going for it. Great weather, conveniently situated so we can all have a sunny holiday without travelling for too long, fantastic wine, great food, and the Spanish Grand Prix! The Spanish Grand Prix itself is more than 100 years old making it one of the world’s oldest motor races. It has been part of the Formula 1 calendar since 1967 at several different locations. The current home of the Spanish Grand Prix, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been used since 1991.

A home from home for most F1 drivers

F1 drivers tend to be very familiar with this circuit as it’s often used for testing outside of the F1 season. That’s probably why we tend to see some fantastic action, breath-taking manoeuvres and high speeds here. This year marks the last year of the current race contract, but it’s pretty unlikely that this won’t be renewed for 2020. No one wants to lose this iconic F1 race.

Michael Schumacher’s lucky circuit

Michael Schumacher has performed incredibly well on this circuit, it really does seem to be lucky for him. He’s won the Spanish Grand Prix six times, more than any other driver. His first win on the  course was particularly impressive as it was driven largely in the rain. This was certainly thrilling viewing back in 1996. This race hasn’t been affected by rain since then.

F1 youngest winner

In 2016, Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix and this made him the youngest winner in the entire history of Formula 1. He was 18 years and 228 days old. Previously the record had been held by Sebastian Vettel who won the Italian Grand Prix in 2008 aged 21 years and 73 days.

The perfect holiday?

A trip the Spanish Grand Prix might be the perfect holiday and many people do make the journey, and include the GP into their family holiday. Spend some time sitting around the pool in the sunshine, then enjoy the amazing atmosphere, the awesome sounds and the edge-of-your-seat action at a Grand Prix race. I think we should organise a Speedy Reg holiday for next year, it sounds like a lot of fun!

Love Spain? How about this perfect plate?

If Spain is your happy place, somewhere you just love to go to relax and unwind and escape the bad weather, then we’ve got a great plate for you… SPA 111N


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