The Pedralbes Circuit (Spanish: Circuito de Pedralbes) was a 6.333 km (3.935 mi) street racing course in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.[4]

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 circuit hosted the Penya Rhin Grand Prix four times (1946,[4][5] 1948,[4][6] 1950[7] and 1954.[8][9]). The circuit also hosted the Spanish Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954[1][4][10][11][12][13][14][15] Due to stricter safety rules following the 1955 Le Mans disaster, the Pedralbes Circuit was permanently retired as a racing venue.[1][4][10][16]

References

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  8. ^ "Non Championship Races 1954". www.classicscars.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ "PENYA RHIN GRAND PRIX". theracingline.net. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b Bellingham, Tom (11 May 2016). "The 5 hosts in 65 years of the Spanish Grand Prix". Red Bull. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Previously in Barcelona". F1i. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
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  13. ^ "The history of formula 1 in Barcelona". Primero primera. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  14. ^ Haines, Gregory (27 April 2012). "Take to the roads - Catalunya's Formula 1 History". Barcelona metropolitan. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  15. ^ "The Big Preview: Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya". Hungaroring. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Pedralbes Track Info". Silhouet. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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