1969 Spanish Grand Prix
- Sunday, May 4, 1969
- Gran Premio de Espana
- F1 World Championship
Seasoned readers of Motor Sport will remember that the circuit at Montjuich Park close to the centre of Barcelona was first used for racing as long ago as 1933. But as a result of the Civil War it was not until 1966 that the enthusiastic Real Automovil de Cataluna decided to revive motor racing at this testing 3.8-kilometre circuit.
Formula Two races were held that year and in 1967, while in 1968 an additional 6-hour sports-car race was added to the programme. But the ambition of the club was very much to run the Spanish GP, and with the unpopularity of the Jarama track at Madrid, the Barcelona people lost no time in staking their claim for 1969.
Montjuich Park, Barcelona, Catalunya
Temporary street circuit
Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72E-Ford), 1m23.8, 101.169 mph, F1, 1973
First Race1933 Penya Rhin Grand Prix