Reporting back from Spain's newest F1-spec circuit

Reporting back from Spain's newest F1-spec circuit

AUTOSPORT editor Andrew van de Burgt visited the new Navarra circuit in Spain and reports back on its place in the world, as well as that of the Auto GP series that raced there

Last weekend I headed off to the latest new track to be opened in Spain, Circuito de Navarra. Situated a couple of picturesque hours' drive from Bilbao, the Los Arcos facility is remarkably the sixth in the country to attain the T1 status needed to host Formula 1 testing.

Now, you might reasonably ask why in a time when F1 testing is limited to a paltry 16 days a season, does Europe, let alone Spain, need another testing facility? What does Navarra offer that Circuit de Catalunya, Valencia, Jerez, Monteblanco or Motorland Aragon don't?

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