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Spain 2011 - Free Practice 1 // The European season proper gets underway in Barcelona

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Team Lotus mechanics hard at work preparing their cars in the garage on Thursday
Team Lotus mechanics hard at work preparing their cars in the garage on ThursdayCredit: Team Lotus

Off track action was in danger of dominating the headlines recently, but now we have some more sessions to take our minds off clubs in China. This weekend, Formula One rocks up to Barcelona for another race. Some say that this may be the real test of the new regulations. Also, with the close proximity to most of the factories, we may be expecting more upgrades to be tested out this weekend.

However, before all of that we have a day of Free Practice ahead of us, with this first session starting at 9am GMT+1. That's 10am local time.

Statistics

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Circuit de Catalunya, Friday

22℃

  • Low 10℃
  • Humidity 49%

Light rain

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1L HamiltonMcLaren1:21.13421
2J ButtonMcLaren1:21.67214
3M SchumacherMercedes1:21.71612
4M WebberRed Bull1:22.01127
5S VettelRed Bull1:22.02622

One to Watch

Keep an eye on Fernando Alonso this weekend, as he's just confirmed another four years on his contract with Ferrari - seeing him with a race seat at the red team until 2016. What if he completely messes up this weekend? That would be a slightly awkward situation!

It's unlikely to happen, though. The Spaniard will be hoping to impress the home crowds.

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Off track action was in danger of dominating the headlines recently, but now we have some more sessions to take our minds off clubs in China. This weekend, Formula One rocks up to Barcelona for another race. Some say that this may be the real test of the new regulations. Also, with the close proximity to most of the factories, we may be expecting more upgrades to be tested out this weekend.
Team Lotus

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

20 May 2011