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Spain 2010 - Race information // Preview the upcoming schedule, weather and press conferences

Published by Adam Burn

The F1 circus comes home to Europe this weekend, for the first time since Monza last year. With it, we'll see the return of team transporters, elaborate motorhomes, and plenty of chassis upgrades throughout the pit lane.

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The weather

F1 racing in 2010 has been a wet affair thus far, and the changeable weather is set to continue this weekend with rain predicted at various points throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Expect to spend time cloud watching.

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The circuit

Barcelona is an aero circuit that sorts the men from the boys. It's a track that will give us a real indication as to who will featured strongly for the rest of the season. Many teams tested here prior to the start of the season, and most know the place like the back of their hands. It rarely produces good racing.

Circuit Information
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
TimezoneGMT +2
First Race1991
Total Grand Prix19
Laps66
Length4.655 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 20.527sJenson Button (Brawn GP)2009
Fastest Lap1m 21.670sKimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)2008
Race Time1hr 31m 36.230sFelipe Massa (Ferrari)2007
Catalunya Circuit Map
Catalunya Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 109:0010:00
Free Practice 213:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 310:0011:00
Qualifying13:0014:00
SundayDrivers Parade11:3012:30
The Race13:0014:00

Support racing for this event includes GP2, GP3, Formula BMW and Porsche Supercup.

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday14:0015:00Fernando Alonso
Jaime Alguersuari
Pedro de la Rosa
Bruno Senna
Sebastian Vettel
Friday15:0016:00Ross Brawn
Aldo Costa
Sam Michael
Nick Wirth
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Following live

A thread will be created on Sidepodcast.com for every session and every thread is live enabled, meaning you can follow along and contribute to the conversation without refreshing the page.

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