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Spanish Grand Prix 2022

Construction work underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

The venue for the Spanish Grand Prix is making the most of the winter break to do some construction work.

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The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is currently undergoing some construction work ahead of the new motorsport season and the return of Formula 1 testing.

The circuit heads into its 31st year as a Grand Prix venue in 2022, and has held the Spanish Grand Prix every year since 1991. But, for 2022, some circuit works are being carried out as the venue starts going through a series of updates and upgrades.

In a tweet shared out by circuit officials, construction work is underway to build new sections in the paddock, with pictures showing the existing paddock is being dug up.

On the track itself, the wall at Turn 4, scene of the infamous collision between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2016, has been demolished.

This is with the intent of extending the run-off area gravel trap further back in a bid to increase safety at a venue which also hosts MotoGP and World Superbikes.

The track was confirmed on an extended deal with Formula 1 back in November, which will see the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya host the Spanish Grand Prix up until 2026.

The confirmation of the race resulted in local government signing off on upgrading the track and facilities at the Montmelo venue.

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