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Event Description

F1 Test Team Days Barcelona 2013                             
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8 test days in 2013 at Montmelo racetrack
First session : Tuesday 19th February to Friday 22nd February 2013
Second session: Thursday 28th February to Sunday 3rd March 2013

Event location: Barcelona F1 racetrack - Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo
(see how to get to Montmelo racetrack by scrolling down this page)


The 2013 Formula One pre-season test days in Barcelona. Tickets on sale now. F1 teams train for the new F1 season to learn more about new cars and new drivers. The 2013 Formula One Test Days are in two series of four days each, from 19 to 22 February and again from 28 February to 3 March 2013. The test days are fun to watch, much cheaper that the F1 race and give a preview of what to expect at the Gran Premio de España de Formula 1 in Barcelona. Guided Tours are also possible during the F1 Test days. Tickets are €15 except final weekend which is €20. Admission is free if you already have bought ticket for the Catalunya F1 2013, The times for test days are 09:00 to 17:00  Visit the webpage on links below for booking information.

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Event address & map

Circuit de Catalunya race track MontmeloGoogle Map
Venue:
Circuit de Catalunya race track Montmelo   -   Website
Street:
Carretera a Granollers
Postal Code:
08160
City:
Montmelo
Country:
Country: es

How to get to this venue

How to get to Montmelo race track Barcelona

The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo is the racetrack for international motor racing competitions in Barcelona. The biggest events are the annual F1 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in May and Catalunya MotoGP in June
  The sporting calendar of the Circuit de Catalunya also includes several competitions of the Catalan and Spanish Motorcycling and Car Championships, 24 Hours Endurance races, and more. The Circuit de Catalunya can also be contacted for activities in connection with incentive events, presentations and conventions. Activities include quads racing, go-karts, 4X4 circuit and helicopter flights and more. Montmelo is in the Valles Oriental comarca (county of Barcelona. Nearby attractions include Roca Outlet Village. For more attractions in this area visit the Valles Oriental Tourist Office . The Montmelo race track was built in 1991 and has hosted the Barcelona F1 Spanish Grand Prix ever since. Prior to the opening of Montmelo Barcelona hosted F1 races on street circuits in Pedralbes from 1951 and in the fifties and sixties, and then in the seventies on Montjuic hill from 4th May 1969 to 27th April 1975. 

Getting to Montmelo race track Barcelona 


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Hotels near Montmelo racetrack
The Montmelo racetrack is located 28km north of Barcelona, but in a remote location, so most fans stay in hotels for the Formula 1 race in Barcelona and then take the train or bus to the race. 

Hotel Montmelo (2km from racetrack)
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By Car to Montmelo racetrack
Driving time is 30 minutes from center of Barcelona to Montmelo racetrack, but on F1 race days it can take up to 2 hours or more, so leave early.  Parking tickets can be purchased online on Ticketmaster.es or at the the racetrack. The parking opens at around 6.30 in the morning but is closed at night.
>  Google maps - directions to Montmelo race track Barcelona
>  Maps Montmelo race track
>  GPS location of one of entrances to Montmelo



By Bus to Montmelo racetrack

For F1 and MotoGP races there is a GP shuttle coach service by Sagalés cus company which leave from Passeig de Sant Joan 52. Journey time to Montmelo is 45 minutes. The nearest metro stations to the GP shuttle bus departure point are metro station Girona on Yellow line L4 and metro station Tetuan on Purple line L2.  Tickets for shuttle bus service can be purchased online on the Sagales bus website or at Sagales bus ticket office Passeig de Sant Joan 52, The price of return trip in 2013 is € 9  Travel tip: leave in good time because the bus times can be be delayed by heavy traffic going to the both F1 and MotoGP races.

Timetable 2013 F1 shuttle bus Barcelona to Montmelo race track (PDF)
Timetable 2013 MotoGP shuttle bus from Barcelona to Montmelo


By Train to Montmelo racetrack

Train to Montmelo. Montmelo train station is on the R2 (line 2) of Spanish Renfe cercanías / rodalies  trains from Barcelona to end destination Maçanet Massanes. Train journey time 30 minutes then 25 minutes walking. Take the R2 train from Plaza Catalunya, or Arc de Triomf or Clot stations.  All stations are connected to Metro trains. The trains to Montmelo racetrack leave every 30 minutes. When you arrive at Montmelo station it is a 25 minute walk from the station to the Montmelo race track - just follow the crowds for big events like F1 and MotoGP or take the shuttle bus from the station to the racetrack. For train information and reservations call Renfe on 902240202
>  Find trains from Barcelona for Montmelo racetrack - Click on "horarios", then choose "stations".
>  Map of Renfe cercanies trains. Montmelo station is in right bottom section on green line 2



Campsites near the Montmelo race track.
There is usually a temporary campsite in the raectrack North Area available during the Spanish Grand Prix week. For information about other permanent campsites near the Montmelo race track, contact the Camping Association of the province of Barcelona called "Associacio de Campings i CV de la provïncia de Barcelona."


Disabled access
Montmelo racetrack has a number of places and parking reserved for disabled people. See the racetrack website for more information or call the ticket sales office of the Circuit de Catalunya on (+34) 93 571 97 71


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Barcelona Event 

Barcelona Events:
F1 Test Team Days Barcelona
When:
28.02.2013 - 03.03.2013
Where:
Circuit de Catalunya race track Montmelo - Montmelo
Category:
Sports events