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Here and there - Daniel's blog Nov 22, 2013
The final race of the year and Daniel Ricciardo finds himself a spectator as his replacement Daniil Kvyatt tackles P1.
Signing off - Daniel's blog Nov 22, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo finished his Toro Rosso career with a hard-fought point at Interlagos.
Yeehaw! - Daniel's blog Nov 16, 2013
With most of the F1 paddock going to downtown Austin, Daniel Ricciardo made tracks for the peace and quiet of a private ranch.
You can’t take it back - Daniel's blog Nov 4, 2013
Having qualified in the top 10, Daniel Ricciardo’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix went backwards, missing out on points after a poor start.
Shouldering the weight | JEV's blog Nov 1, 2013
After an amazing weekend at the Indian Grand Prix, Jean-Eric Vergne and Toro are hoping to regain the momentum they had in the first half of the season.
- 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.