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Can-tastic Day | JEV's blog Jun 12, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne arrived in Canada on a run of good form and left on a high having scored his best ever finish in F1.
Not much to smile about - Daniel's blog Jun 11, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo finished 15th in the Canadian Grand Prix. He qualified in the top 10 but after a penalty started 11th. He made a fast start, rose to ninth by the first corner and then went up to...
The honey badger - Daniel's blog Jun 7, 2013
Having scored in four of the last five races, Toro Rosso come to Canada in decent form, albeit with Daniel still smarting from having failed to finish in Monaco.
From simulators to the real deal | JEV's blog Jun 7, 2013
If Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was expecting a little peace and quiet after Monaco, he can guess again as he arrives in French-speaking Canada
Roll on Canada…- Daniel's blog May 30, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo’s Monaco Grand Prix ended on lap 62 when Romain Grosjean ran into the back of his Toro Rosso as the pair fought for 13th position. For Daniel it was a disappointing end to an...
- Montmelo, Spain
- MAY 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- MAY 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The fifth race of the Formula 1 season takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain. Interestingly the track is often referred to as 'Barcelona' in the racing community, despite not actually being located within the city. This is due to the fact that it was constructed in 1991 to coincide with the Olympic Games which took place in there, and should not be confused with the Montjuic circuit, which is within the city of Barcelona and actually hosted the Spanish Grand Prix four times between the years of 1969 and 1975.
The circuit has come in for a fair degree of criticism of late, owing largely to the fact that so much testing takes place here that both mechanics and drivers have become extremely familiar with it, which in turn has significantly reduced the amount of on-track action. In its heyday overtaking was frequent because cars could follow closely through the last two corners and then slipstream down the long straight. Recent modifications in aerodynamics however have put a stop to this entirely, cars can no longer get so close due to turbulence created by the leading car. The 2007 season saw some modifications to the track in an attempt to improve overtaking, the redesign however is generally considered a failure as there was no noticeable increase.