Iceland Volcano The chaos from that Icelandic volcano looks set to repeat itself, with reports that up to nineteen airports in Spain – including Barcelona – were closed on Saturday, with ash cloud now having blown its way south to the Mediterranean.

Almost every figure associated with Formula 1 suffered nightmare trips home to Europe from China courtesy of airports across Europe being shut down three weeks ago when the ash cloud from the Eyjafjoell volcano sent a massive ash cloud blanketing most of Europe.

Spain was one of the few European countries not to be affected in the last disaster, but it appears it can’t avoid this one!

European air traffic control officials are not expecting more flights to be cancelled across the continent, which potentially spells disaster once again for the teams who need to be at Monaco for its Grand Prix next weekend.

Fortunately this time, the distance to travel from Barcelona to Monaco is just 700km by road.

[Original image via TreeHugger]

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