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.

Country
Spain
Location
Montjuich Park, Barcelona, Catalunya
Latest Race

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)

Description

Fastest Race Lap

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

Fastest Qualifying Lap

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

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