Formula 1 fans have the chance to catch some of the action this month at the Spanish Grand Prix in Montmeló. The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the oldest still-contested car races in the world, dating back to 1913 when it began as a production car race. It was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1935 then revived in 1967. Since 1968 it has been a regular part of the Formula 1 World Championship. Located 30 minutes north-east of the city, the Montmeló track has hosted the event since 1991. The rise of Spaniard, Fernando Alonso, as a force in Formula 1 racing has led to a huge rise in interest for the sport in Spain.
This year is the 67th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship and of the 21 races that take place around the world between March and November, the Montmeló event is the fifth on this year’s calendar. The event takes place over three days. Friday is practice day, on Saturday there’s more practice and the qualifying races and Sunday is the big race day. The cheapest tickets range from €55 for a one-day Friday pass to €245 for the whole weekend. If you’re in the money and want one of the best spots in the grandstand be set to splurge up to €500 for the weekend.
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