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The Pedralbes Circuit was a 6.316 km (3.925 mi) street racing course in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.[2]

Circuit de Pedralbes
Pedralbes street circuit
LocationBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Time zoneGMT +1
Major eventsFormula One
Spanish Grand Prix
Penya Rhin Grand Prix
Temporary street circuit (1954-55)[1]
Length6.333 km (3.936 mi)
Turns6
Race lap record2:20.4 – 100.923 mph (Italy Alberto Ascari, Lancia, 1954)
Temporary street circuit (1951)[1]
Length6.316 km (3.925 mi)
Turns6
Race lap record2:16.93 - 103.191 mph (Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio, Alfa Romeo, 1951)
Temporary street circuit (1946-50)[1]
Length4.465 km (2.774 mi)
Turns4

First opened in 1946 in the western suburbs of the city, in the Pedralbes neighbourhood, the course featured wide streets and expansive, sweeping corners; both drivers and racing fans loved the course. The circuit hosted the Penya Rhin Grand Prix four times (1946,[2][3] 1948,[2][4] 1950[5] and 1954.[6][7][n 1]). The circuit also hosted the Spanish Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954[1][2][8][9][10][11][12][13] Due to stricter safety rules following the Le Mans Disaster of 1955, the Pedralbes Circuit was permanently retired as a racing venue.[1][2][8][14]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 1950 and 1954 were both non-championship rounds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pedralbes, Motor Sport Magazine database". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Liesemeijer, Herman. "The street circuits of Pedrables". Circuits of the past. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "1946 Penya Rhin Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "1948 Formula One Races". Silhouet. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "1950 Penya Rhin GP". ChicaneF1. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Non Championship Races 1954". www.classicscars.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "PENYA RHIN GRAND PRIX". theracingline.net. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b Bellingham, Tom (11 May 2016). "The 5 hosts in 65 years of the Spanish Grand Prix". Red Bull. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Previously in Barcelona". F1i. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  10. ^ Henry, Alan (7 March 2013). "The rich history of F1 in Spain". McLaren. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  11. ^ "The history of formula 1 in Barcelona". Primero primera. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  12. ^ Haines, Gregory (27 April 2012). "Take to the roads - Catalunya's Formula 1 History". Barcelona metropolitan. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  13. ^ "The Big Preview: Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya". Hungaroring. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Pedralbes Track Info". Silhouet. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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