Spanish GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN READY FOR DEMANDING SPANISH CIRCUIT The Spanish Grand Prix has been one of the most itinerant in the Formula One world championship's 57-season history - present host the Circuit de Catalunya is the fifth track to have staged the race...

MICHELIN READY FOR DEMANDING SPANISH CIRCUIT

The Spanish Grand Prix has been one of the most itinerant in the Formula One world championship's 57-season history - present host the Circuit de Catalunya is the fifth track to have staged the race and the third different Barcelona venue.

The sixth round of this year's world championship, the Spanish GP was first included on the F1 calendar in 1951. The inaugural race took place at Pedralbes, 7km north-west of the Catalan capital, and the event flitted from Jarama (near Madrid), to Montjuich Park (central Barcelona) and Jerez (in Andalusia, southern Spain) before moving to its present home, 20km north of Barcelona, in 1991. This will be the 36th Spanish GP and the 16th at the Circuit de Catalunya, which has been the event's most durable host.

Michelin has participated in eight Spanish GPs and has notched up two victories, with Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari, Jarama, 1981) and Kimi R

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