With Lewis Hamilton extending his championship result in eight factors over Max Verstappen due to victory at the Portuguese GP final weekend, the Dutch driver will look to strike again instantly on the venue which has beforehand been the normal residence of F1 pre-season testing and is the present venue for the Spanish GP.
The battle between Mercedes and Purple Bull is ready to stay because the central focus in Spain because the F1 world championship battle intensifies, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya set to behave as a helpful reference for all F1 groups given its familiarity having acted because the pre-season check venue in recent times.
McLaren stays on the head of the midfield battle behind Mercedes and Purple Bull, having opened up a small hole to Ferrari in fourth within the F1 world constructors’ championship.
The Spanish GP additionally marks the primary time for the reason that Bahrain spherical that the 2021 F1 calendar has reverted to its conventional schedule, following the COVID-19-enforced adjustments with races at Imola and Portimao to fill in for the postponed Australian GP and cancelled Chinese language GP.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Efficiency, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Efficiency, Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16, Lance Stroll, Racing Level RP20, Sergio Perez, Racing Level RP20, the remainder of the sphere at first
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2021 Components 1 Spanish GP session timings
F1 will proceed to run its revised weekend schedule for 2021, with shorter observe periods on Friday. Two free observe periods lasting 60 minutes every on Friday (moderately than the earlier 90-minute periods) are adopted by a further observe session additionally working for one hour on Saturday morning.
The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format can be being retained on Saturday afternoon to determine the grid for the Spanish GP on Sunday.
F1 has additionally ditched beginning races at 10 minutes previous the hour mark for the 2021 season, with all races beginning on the high of the hour.
Friday seventh Could 2021
Free Apply 1: 10:30am-11:30am BST (11:30am-12:30pm native)
Free Apply 2: 2:00pm-3:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Saturday eighth Could 2021
Free Apply 3: 11:00am-12:00pm BST (12:00pm-1:00pm native)
Qualifying: 2:00pm-3:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Sunday ninth Could 2021
Race: 2:00pm BST (3:00pm native)
How can I watch the Spanish GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD
Channel numbers – Sky: 406
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports activities F1 HD)
Sky Sports activities has dwell and unique broadcasting rights in the UK with the build-up to the F1 race ranging from 12:30pm forward of lights out at 2:00pm.
Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF1000
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When can I watch the highlights?
Channel: Channel 4
Begin time: Saturday qualifying 6:30pm, Sunday race 6:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to point out Spanish GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Will or not it’s on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season shall be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell and 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional stations.
Protection of the Spanish GP will begin at 1:50pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional, obtainable on each DAB radio and the BBC Sounds app.
Will there be followers on the Spanish GP?
As a consequence of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, only one,000 followers shall be allowed on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and solely on Sunday ninth Could to coincide with the easing of restrictions within the area. The followers allowed to attend shall be chosen at random from the circuit’s membership group. No followers shall be allowed on the circuit on every other day throughout the Spanish GP.
Climate forecast for the Spanish GP?
Montmelo is ready for largely sunny circumstances with some cloud on Friday, however dry and sunny circumstances are forecast for the weekend, with a minimal probability of rain. Throughout the weekend highs of 23 levels Celsius are predicted – round 4 levels hotter than the most well liked circumstances on the Portuguese GP.
Most F1 Spanish GP wins
Michael Schumacher: 6 wins (1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Mika Hakkinen: 3 wins (1998, 1999, 2000)
Alain Prost: 3 wins (1988, 1990, 1993)
Nigel Mansell: 3 wins (1987, 1991, 1992)
Jackie Stewart: 3 wins (1969, 1970, 1971)