Montjuich Park 660

Montjuich Park

When the Penya Rhin Grand Prix was revived for Grand Prix cars in 1933, it took place on a temporary course in Barcelona's undulating Montjuich Park.

When the Penya Rhin Grand Prix was revived for Grand Prix cars in 1933, it took place on a temporary course in Barcelona's undulating Montjuich Park. The circuit was not used immediately after the war but when Jarama was built outside Madrid in 1967, Montjuich was hastily re-commissioned so that Barcelona could share the Grand Prix with its rival city. The layout remained essentially unaltered until the tragic 1975 Grand Prix when Rolf Stommelen – who was leading a race for the first time – crashed over the barrier. Five onlookers were killed and the accident spelled the end of one of the most picturesque and demanding street circuits to grace the Formula 1 World Championship.

Circuit

1933 - 1975

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.355 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72E-Ford), 1m23.8, 101.169 mph, F1, 1973

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72E-Ford), 1m21.8, 103.643 mph, 101.169 mph, F1, 1973

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