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Carlos Sainz and Jack Doohan will drive at the Passeig de Gràcia Formula 1 Road Show tomorrow

Carlos Sainz and Jack Doohan will drive at the Passeig de Gràcia Formula 1 Road Show tomorrow

Spanish Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr and Alpine F1 team reserve driver Jack Doohan will be the main drivers on Wednesday Barcelona F1 Roadshow on the Passeig de Gràcia boulevard.

The event starts at 6:00 PM on one of the most famous roads in the world with landmarks such as Casa Batlló by architect Antoni Gaudí as a backdrop.

Wednesday’s show is the first time driving F1 cars in the city center in a “memorable show”, as the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya said, the organizers of such an event with members of the F1 team.

Scuderia Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jr., who will not repeat with the Italian team next season as they have signed Lewis Hamilton, will be the main F1 driver on the show.

Sainz will be accompanied by Jack Doohanthe current reserve driver of the Alpine F1 team and son of Moto GP Australian five-time Grand Prix world champion Mick Doohan.

Other drivers will be Catalans Pepe Martífrom Formula 2’s Campos Racing team, and Mari Boya, who races in Formula 3 for the same team as Martí.

They drive in a circular route from Ronda Universitat Street to Aragó Street Passeig de Gràcia boulevard. Casa Batlló, one of Gaudí’s main landmarks on the boulevard, will be part of the show.

Pedro de la Rosa, former F1 driver, will also take part in the Road Show and will then be on the podium together with his colleagues in the Fan Village in Plaça de Catalunya from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

That will also be the case on stage F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and members of the F1 Academy, such as Nerea Martí, Emely de Heus, Hamda Al Qubaisiand Maya Weug.

Access to Fan Village and Roadshow

The fans who want to watch the F1 Road Show and enjoy the Fan Village will have to choose one site or the other.

There is no access to the Fan Village after 5 p.m. a free area with prior registrationbut those inside can watch the Road Show on a big screen and then follow the various speeches and events taking place on stage.

Meanwhile, fans who want to watch the Road Show, a free event without registration, can do so from anywhere on the track, but will no longer have access to the Fan Village afterwards.

Environmentalists protest

Climate activists will protest against the Formula 1 roadshow in Barcelona on June 19.

The protest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., half an hour before the roadshow startsat the intersection of Aragó and Balmes streets.

“We say no to an urban model based on large-scale events that privatize public space, spending public money for the benefit of large tourist lobbies,” says Jordi Elgström of the Eixample Respira platform.

Announcing the protest, organizers also criticized that the show has the support of the Catalan government and city council.

‘Event fits in with tackling pollution’

Barcelona city council defended the roadshow after the event came under fire.

The council, led by Jaume Collboni, said the event “perfectly compatible” with its “solid compromise” to “further reduce traffic, CO2 emissions and noise pollution.”

The city council emphasized that it was a “temporary and exceptional” event and defended that the event would give Barcelona and Catalonia an “international projection”.