The finest organisational work on the sports side must go hand in hand with a suitable welcome for the enthusiasts, from the time they spend on the road to when they take up positions at the Circuit, and good arrangements for the media and clients of the various hospitality areas. Getting everyone into and out of last year’s Formula One Grand Prix was handled very successfully. This year Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be ready again to take on the challenge of achieving maximum fluidity in the access points. The basic recommendations are these:
> Use public transport
In addition to studying various options with Catalonia’s police force (Mossos d’Esquadra) for getting to and leaving the Circuit in such a way as to keep traffic problems down to a minimum, the Circuit will be continuing to offer options for getting to Montmeló by public transport:
– The Sagalés coach company will be making it possible to get to the GP by coach from Barcelona. The bus stop is located in the Barcelona North Bus Station, platforms 25, 26 and 27, and arrives at the Eastern Area of the Circuit. Tickets cost 15 euros and reservations can be made from the Sagalés company (www.sagales.com – tel. 902 13 00 14).
-The Spanish railway company Renfe will be reinforcing its line-2 regional-train service from Barcelona by putting extra places to facilitate getting to the F1® Grand Prix. Renfe will be putting on special trains linking Barcelona and Montmeló. Once at Montmeló, there are three ways of getting to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya: using a special shuttle service, by taxi or going on foot, which takes about 30 minutes (www.renfe.es).
> Taking advantage of the areas set aside for private vehicles
Recommended exits from the AP7 motorway and the C17 main road are shown for getting to the Media Car Park, as well as for getting to the other car parks at the surroundings of the Circuit.
> Follow instructions from the police and the organisation staff
Take note of the information posters put up outside and inside the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. For security reasons, no cans, bottles, fireworks or any other potentially dangerous objects may be brought into the Circuit.