Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix 2018

Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Barcelona Spain for the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.

Widely regarded as one of the best circuits to take in a race the Circuit de Catalyna has been home to the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991. Boasting remarkable views from any where you sit, this venue is a must see for all motorsports enthusiasts.

With all of the race related festivities it is easy to overlook how enjoyable the city of Barcelona is on its own. We certainly recommend extending your stay to take in the sights and sounds of this incredible city. With countless historical, architectural and cultural attractions we are certain your trip will encompass much more than just racing.


Tickets, Hospitality Packages, Transfers & Accommodations

As is the case for all Formula 1 races Grand Prix Tours attends we only offer the very best tickets, hospitality packages and accommodations. Track transfers to and from your hotel on both Saturday and Sunday have all been arranged with an optional track transfer on Friday as well.

Also included is your invitation to our Race Preview Party on Saturday night. Hosted last year by our friend Peter Windsor this quaint and informative party allows for up close and personal conversation with a true Formula 1 insider.

Grand Prix Tours has taken care of all the arrangements. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy this amazing motorsports experience and one of the most vibrant cities in the world.



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RACE TICKETS

Friday 1-Day
*F1 Paddock Club Fri [+]   $995.00
Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,335.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*Red Bull Racing [+]   $5,745.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $7,500.00
*Grandstand F [+]   $700.00
*Main Grandstand [+]   $700.00
*L Grandstand [+]   $475.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $5,125.00

* 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.

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Ferrari F1 Club®

The Paddock Club™ is situated in a indoor suite topped by a roof garden with views over the entire complex. The luxuriously appointed Ferrari F1 Club® suite offers its guests a wide range of modern, sophisticated facilities.

The Ferrari F1 Club® experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Access to the Ferrari Formula 1® Club for the race weekend
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • A private visit to the Ferrari pits
  • Pit Lane walkabout each day at a set time

Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to fulfill guests' requests at any time. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at reservations@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.


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Red Bull Racing Paddock Club

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club Hospitality is available at most Grands Prix where guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

Situated directly above the Teams' garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/finish straight.

The Red Bull Racing Paddock Club experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.


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Paddock Club

This season's must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club™ embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club™ Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Programme and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully-equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club™. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.


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RACE OVERVIEW

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.

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