|Location||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Time zone||GMT +1|
|Major events||Formula One
Spanish Grand Prix
|Length||6.316 km (3.925 mi)|
|Lap record||2:16.93 - 166.053 km/h (Juan Manuel Fangio, Alfa Romeo, 1951)|
First opened in 1946 in the western suburbs of the city, in the Pedralbes neighbourhood, the course featured wide streets and expansive, sweeping corners; both drivers and racing fans loved the course. The course hosted two Formula One Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954, but the Le Mans Disaster of 1955 meant stricter safety rules and the Pedralbes Circuit was permanently retired as a racing venue.