Spanish Grand Prix
Hotel Jazz Barcelona
- Spanish Grand Prix May 14, 2017
- Accommodations at the hotel Jazz Barcelona
- May 12 - 15, 2017
- Breakfast daily
- F1 Race Preview Get-Together
- Track transfers Sat/Sun
- On-site GPT representative
- Tax/Service charges
- Spanish F1 tour itinerary
- Optional Friday track transfers available
Spanish Grand Prix
Taking the top three places in the Inaugural Spanish Grand Prix, the team led by Marquis of Salamanca the RR importer from Madrid, won the race at 87 kph. The race was 309 km in length using public roads from Guadarrama, on the road to Valladolid, and crossing the steep Navacerrada Mountain. Three by one hundred kilometers laps on a rough and grueling road, caused many repairs to be carried out. So they dug pits on the side of the road so mechanics could work underneath the cars. This was the first Spanish Grand Prix in 1913, and very different than today. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya promotes the Spanish Grand Prix today, but you will not find pits dug in the pristine garages that are still called pits.
During the first half of the century, Grands Prix was a hit and miss affair, there was WWI, the Wall St Crash, a recession, promoters in financial difficulties, the Spanish Civil War and WWII, making racing take a back seat. Spain only returned to the Grand Prix calendar a couple of times until 1951, when the F1 formula brought back the Grand Prix cars to the Pedralbes circuit. Then came the 1955 Le Mans tragedy, the scheduled Spanish Grand Prix was cancelled and the pedestrian-lined street track at Pedralbes was then never used again for motor racing.
The government stepped in and built the Jarama circuit near Madrid which alternated with Montjuic a street circuit in Barcelona. Safety was an issue in Barcelona with the barriers not being safe. The drivers refused to race and the organizer threatened to lock the cars inside the local stadium. The drivers relented and the race took place. After 26 laps four spectators were killed by an errant car and the race was stopped-never to return.
Jerez took over the race for a few years but didn`t attract large enough crowds. So a new location in Barcelona was developed to coincide with the Olympics Games. Circuit de Catalunya first race was in 1991 and now the Spanish Grand Prix has a permanent home, near the incredible city of Barcelona.
Hotel Jazz Barcelona
The Hotel Jazz is a modern, cosmopolitan, and lively hotel right at the heart of Barcelona and only a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas. This chic hotel has an amazing pool, solarium and terrace on the 8th floor, an oasis of calm in the city center offering magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. Hotel Jazz also offers complimentary WiFi Internet access, a fully equipped Business Center, safe, and on-site parking.
All Jazz Rooms are warm and modern, featuring free WiFi access, and are equipped with an in room safe, satellite TV, mini-bar and hairdryer, in addition to full private bath and exclusive amenities.
The refreshing pool and large solarium are both fitted with lounge furniture to welcome you back to Hotel Jazz from your trek across Barcelona and allow you to indulge, relax, take a dip, or enjoy the sunset sipping on one of our exclusive cocktails served in the terrace`s bar and lounge.
Extra night prices include full breakfast.
Barcelona is different, close to your hotel it is like no other place on earth. It has its own personality, emphasized by art and architecture, from the genius of Dali, Gaudi, Miro, and Picasso. It has a vibrant street life that runs mazelike around the hotel area. Its many restaurants, some owned by the same family through many generations, they serve wonderful Spanish dishes. Quirky art in the famous galleries and imaginative food in the tapas bars leaving lasting memories and tastes.
Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city from Park Guell to the Casa Mila. His best-known work is the immense and still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. Completion is planned for 2026.
Friday, May 12:
Upon your arrival into Barcelona Airport (BCN), make your way to the Hotel Jazz, where a three-night stay has been reserved for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.
Saturday, May 13:
Early morning transfer to Circuit de Catalunya for the day`s race activities including the Spanish Grand Prix Formula One practice and qualifying. Or, you may choose to spend the day exploring the Barcelona. In the evening join us for our Race Preview Get-Together.
Sunday, May 14:
Early morning transfer to Circuit de Catalunya to watch the 61st Spanish Grand Prix!
Monday, May 15:
After breakfast, make your way to Barcelona Airport (BCN) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in Europe.
Barcelona Airport to Hotel: 35 min.
Hotel to track: 45 min.
Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions
Race Preview Get-Together
On Saturday evening, join us for a race preview get-together. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres and find out the very latest on the upcoming weekend.
The above events are included in tour price.
Price Per Person
Price Per Person: $1,695.00
Single Use Supplement: $595.00
Extra Night Per Room: $295.00
Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.
Hotel Room Types
Double Bed (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$995.00|
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$4,335.00|
|*Red Bull Racing [+]||$5,745.00|
|All Weekend 3-Day|
|*Grandstand F [+]||$700.00|
|*Main Grandstand [+]||$700.00|
|*L Grandstand [+]||$475.00|
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$5,125.00|
|*Ferrari F1 Club [+]||$7,500.00|
|* indicates ticket is on request|
|Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.|