Formula 1 cars on free exhibition in Paseo de Gracia

Formula 1 cars on free exhibition in Paseo de Gracia

Barcelona is preparing for an unprecedented event that promises both excitement and controversy. On June 19, 2024, the emblematic Paseo de Gracia will be transformed into an ephemeral circuit for Formula 1 cars, in a free exhibition that will serve as a prelude to the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

Iconic Formula 1 cars will drive through the streets of the city of Barcelona

This event, organized by the Circuit de Barcelona, includes not only the exhibition of the cars, but also a series of activities in a Fan Zone that will be active throughout the week prior to the Grand Prix.

Formula 1 cars in a week of activities and entertainment

The Formula 1 Barcelona Fan Festival 2024 will take place from June 15 to 22, with an array of activities and shows designed for motor racing enthusiasts and the general public.

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The Fan Zone will be located in Plaza Cataluña, replacing Port Vell as the main venue for the event. Here, attendees will be able to enjoy various attractions, such as the exhibition of F1 cars, replicas of the interior of a real pit box, a podium and a trophy, as well as pit stop simulations.

In addition, there will be a store with official products for the most passionate fans and a giant screen where the Grand Prix qualifying will be broadcast live. The space will also have a gastronomic area to complement the experience.

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The protagonists of the show

The teams’ pits will be set up in Plaza Universitat, and although the complete list of drivers has not yet been confirmed, the participation of prominent figures such as Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz is expected.

The exhibition, which will begin at 18:00 hours, will take the cars from Aragón Street to Plaza Cataluña, offering multiple points of view for the public to enjoy the show. For those looking for a more exclusive experience, a VIP stand will be set up in front of Casa Batlló and Casa Amatller.

Later, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Fans Forum will be held on the Fan Zone stage. In this space, the pilots will participate in activities and concerts, interacting with fans and creating a festive and participatory atmosphere.

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Innovation and local pride

The Minister of Enterprise and President of the Circuit de Barcelona, Roger Torrent, described the event as an “innovative and extraordinary proposal” that will have the citizens as a key protagonist.

For his part, the Councilor for Sports of the Barcelona City Council, David Escudé, stressed that Barcelona is “one of the best cities in the world for organizing and hosting sporting events”.

Despite the enthusiasm of the organizers and many fans, the event has not been without controversy. Several neighborhood associations and environmental organizations have expressed their strong opposition. Eixample Respira described the event as “nonsense”.