The Formula One Spanish GP takes place this weekend, so as usual, Codemasters have shared an F1 2020 Track Guide to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Appropriately, the car used is the McLaren MCL35 of Carlos Sainz Jr. Although he’s a keen sim racer, the Spanish F1 star probably wasn’t behind the wheel though.
It’s always worth taking a look at track guides and other videos to see if they have any tips you can use. Even if you’re an experienced sim racer, there may be ways to pick up a few hundredths of a second, which can make the difference in a race.
The Barcelona-Catalunya circuit is one of the most used in F1, as many teams use it for testing. And it’s a common location in a huge number of racing games (As you can see in our Sim Racing track list). So it’s one that real and virtual drivers should be fairly familiar with.
It’s actually quite a recent circuit with a fairly short history, being built in Montmelo in 1991, and hosting the Spanish Grand Prix of the same year, along with the Catalan MotoGP events. Fernando Alonso was the first Spanish driver to win there in 2006, and it also saw the debut victories of Pastor Maldonado in 2020, and Max Verstappen in 2016.
Don’t own the game yet? F1 2020 is available for the PC on Steam, the Xbox One on the Microsoft Store, the PS4 on the PlayStation Store, and the Google Stadia. And you can order physical copies from Game and Amazon.