A photo tour around the old Montjuich Circuit in Barcelona, made in the summer of 2008 by Herman Liesemeijer. We follow the Formula One circuit, used from 1969 through to 1975.
We start our lap at the Formula One Start/Finish. As you can see not really a straight!
At the highest point of the track we pass the Olympic Stadium. Originally build for the Olympic games from 1936, who where given to Berlin, but used for the games from 1992.
We’re arrived at the first corner, named El Angulo, which is also he slowest point of the Montjuich Circuit.
After the first corner the track goes downhill.
Hard braking for Rosaleda Corner, the bend that runs around the Museo Etnològic.
Looks like a nice ride through the park…
Then brake for a long lefthander around a public garden.
After our nice little ride trough the park we’re reaching the urban part of the track.
On our left hand the Museo Arqueològic…
And on our right hand the Mercat de les Flors theatre (Flower market Theatre). Once upon a time this was a flower market!
The lowest point of the Montjuich Circuit…
From here it goes uphill.
In front of the stairs to the Passeig de les Cascades we turn right.
One of the few real straights!
Passing the Palau Municipal d’Esports (Municipal Sport Palace).
In front of the Police station we turn left.
This is the longest straight of Montjuich!
Here was the Start/Finish of the 24 hour motorcycle races.
On our left hand the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia).
Here comes the most challenging part of the Montjuich Circuit…
Long fast corners uphill!
On our left hand the open air museum Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).
They built a roundabout here!
And than we’re back at the Formula One Start/Finish.
© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer
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