Formula One returns to the Iberian peninsula with Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso eyeing up another famous victory at his home track in 2023.
The 41-year-old veteran has been in scintillating form so far this season with his new team, taking five podium finishes across six races and he'll be hoping to add to his prior victories at Circuit de Catalunya in both 2006 and 2013 when the action gets going this weekend.
From circuit stats to previous results, The Sporting News tells you everything you need to know about the Spanish Grand Prix and its illustrious history.
Circuit de Catalunya circuit facts and layout
- First Grand Prix hosted: 1951 (hosted since 1913 but not as part of F1)
- Numbers of laps: 66
- Circuit length: 4.657km
- Total race distance: 307.236km
Five interesting facts about the Spanish Grand Prix
- Lella Lombardi is the only woman to have scored a top-six finish in an F1 race throughout history. She recorded half a point for finishing P6 during the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix on the Montjuïc circuit in Barcelona.
- Back in 2012, Williams driver Pastor Maldonado shocked the F1 world and took his only ever victory during that year's Spanish Grand Prix.
- At 18 years and 228 days years of age, Max Verstappen became the youngest ever winner of a F1 Grand Prix at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.
- Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona also hosts a round of the MotoGP championship.
- The 2023 Spanish Grand Prix will be the first since 2006 to see the final chicane removed from the track layout. The move has been made to improve racing much to the relief of fans and some drivers with Lewis Hamilton stating; “I never liked it”.
List of previous winners of the Spanish Grand Prix
Below is a full list of winners at the Spanish Grand Prix from when the race has been a part of the Formula One calendar. It has hosted races since 1913 overall during its history.
|Year||Winner||Constructor of winner|
|1951||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo|
|2010||Mark Webber||Red Bull|
|2011||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull|
|2016||Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|2022||Max Verstappen||Red Bull|