All the essence of Formula 1 at Port Vell
The Formula 1 Barcelona Village is on at Port Vell from 26 May to 3 June, coinciding with the Spanish F1 Grand Prix. The village offers activities, experiences, performances and much more for people of all ages, with free admission. The goal is to connect the Mediterranean, modernisme and the cosmopolitism of the surroundings with the event, the adrenalin and the excitement of the circuit.
Activities at the village include a 360-degree photo booth recreating the ambience of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, light panels for people to put their reflexes to the test, a Scalextric competition and a pit-stop challenge.
For little ones there’s a children’s area with three sections, activities such as a workshop to make cardboard helmets, plus a pedalling circuit and a recreation area with shade. Visitors can also enjoy one of the experiences that travel with the world championship caravan, such as an e-sports zone with official simulators, a replica podium and the F1 Blast Lane, to get the same sensations as drivers in wind tunnels.
The village also features a stage for small concerts, DJ performances and activities such as the “Fàbrega Lección”, with Albert Fàbrega, F1 commentator and analyst for DAZN, and a round table to talk about F1 and sustainability, moderated by the journalist Lluís Merlos (Tuesday 29 at 6 pm). The fan zone also includes freestyle rappers and there’s a marching band, plus performances from cultural groups in Catalonia such as human towers groups, giants and bighead figures.
The Formula 1 Barcelona Village will be open to the public from 12 noon to 8 pm from Friday 26 May to Sunday 28; from 3 pm to 8 pm from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June, and from 12 noon to 8 pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June.