02 May 2018
The moment to enjoy the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA EMIRATES 2018 is getting closer. In a bit over two week’s time, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will turn into a festival to be enjoyed by all those attending. Unique experiences and proposals from 10 to 13 May that will enable everybody to experience the Grand Prix their own way, combining motor sports and an unmatched atmosphere at all times.
This year, the event will include a space for the whole family. The Family Village located at the former heliport and the forest area, will offer animation and activities throughout the weekend (from 10:00 to 17:00h). A chill out area, food trucks and live music for the older, with DJs that will liven up the day, while the youngest will have the chance to enjoy the children’s area with clowns, crafts, a ball pool and a concert of the mythic children’s series Fraggle Rock… and to immortalise the moment, a podium with photocall. Like every year, the Kids Zone will provide the youngest with a lot of fun. Under constant surveillance, they will enjoy inflatables, slot cars, games, make-up and a lot more.
The representation of the popular culture will be brought by the drums of the ‘batucaires’, the castellers’ with their human towers and the giants.More than 1000 people will be providing the public with non-stop animation. The Circuit wants fans to feel the joy, the thrill and the noise, not only that of the single-seaters, but of rhythm and music. Therefore, all of them will be welcomed, and the grandstands will have constant animation.
In order to reclaim urban art, 4 graffiti painters will be performing their particular work of art in different modalities: 3D graffiti, graffiti on tyres, on a car shell and personalising caps and t-shirts. Music will be present to provide these spaces with a special atmosphere and to create a complete and different experience.
The Circuit will provide for electric vehicles for people with disabilities that, together with Red Cross volunteers, will take them to any point inside the facilities.
But the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA EMIRATES 2018 will also provide for four days of non-stop thrill. Thursday will be the day of the traditional Pit Lane Walkabout (16:00 – 18:30h) and the Autograph Signature (16:00 – 18:00 h), to meet the drivers of the premier class of motor sports; followed by a karting activity on the main straight of the Circuit. Some of the F1 drivers will take part in an exhibition with the youngest, in order to support a modality that acts as a driver’s school, and which many of them practised as well.
On Saturday afternoon, fans will have another chance to get closer to some of their idols in the Fan Zone, with a stage that will be the venue of the Fan Forum. At 19:00h runners will be able to run a lap around the track. Run the Track will offer the chance to run in a unique surrounding, just one day before the staging of the Grand Prix.
And Sunday couldn’t offer less, in order to round-off a unique weekend. In addition to the Driver’s Parade a few minutes before the start of the race, there will be the Opening Ceremony with one of the most thrilling moments. A group of ‘Tabalers’ (Catalan drummers) and 80 dancers will get onto the main straight to provide for unforgettable moments. After the race finish, the fans will be able to get onto the track, only a few moments after the professional drivers, to experience the prize-giving on the podium up close, with the post-race track invasion.