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Live: Spain 2016 - The race

Event Highlights

  • Max Verstappen wins his first ever race, in his first drive for Red Bull!
  • Räikkönen and Vettel finish on the podium after battling the Red Bulls all the way.
  • Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collide on the first lap - both out of the race!
  • Hülkenberg and Alonso both retire with engine issues.
  • Sainz finishes sixth for his best ever finish at his home race.
  • 15:11

    Two weeks now to the Monaco Grand Prix, where if nothing else, you're guaranteed to have some more on track incidents to talk about. See you then!

  • 15:10

    Lots of good midfield points going around again - Williams secured a double points finish, Button picked up some points for McLaren after the disappointment of Alonso retiring. Kvyat managed to squeeze into the top ten but didn't quite match Sainz's achievements today.

  • 15:10

    Max Verstappen quite rightly makes headlines today as the youngest F1 winner, but it's also created an interesting dynamic between him and Ricciardo. "Your time will come," Horner said over the radio to a silent Ricciardo at the end of the race.

  • 15:09

    An incredibly tense and interesting race in the end, I certainly wasn't expecting to enjoy the Spanish GP quite as much as I did. I imagine it's tough to be a Mercedes employee right now, but they'll move on quick enough and probably try not to talk about it as much as the media would like.

  • 15:06

    Ricciardo shares his congratulations for his teammate, but admits he's bitter about how the strategy worked out on his side of the garage.

  • 15:05
    Retirements
    DriverReasonLap
    N RosbergAccident1
    L HamiltonAccident1
    N HülkenbergSmoky car22
    F AlonsoLoss of power47
    R GrosjeanUnknown58
  • 15:04

    Whodathunkit?

    2016 Race Wins
    PosDriverTotal
    1N Rosberg4
    2M Verstappen1
  • 15:02

    QuotePodium interviews - Sebastian Vettel: "First of all, many congratulations to Max. It’s a great achievement and in the end it’s his day. For us, we’d have loved to have been closer and in front. But we tried everything, we tried with strategy, it didn’t quite work today. Nevertheless, it’s a great effort from the team. After a not so good day yesterday, to come back and recover, but as I said, it’s Max’s day, and as a sportsman we have to respect that. Well done again to him and to the team."

  • 15:02

    QuotePodium interviews - Kimi Räikkönen: "I’m happy for Max but disappointed for myself. That’s racing. We gave our best today after a quite difficult day yesterday and a pretty poor start. We tried, I was fast, but once we got close, I couldn’t follow close enough in the last course. Losing downforce. After yesterday, we would have been happy to take second and third, but we got so close today it’s even more disappointing. That’s part of racing and at least we got good points for the team."

  • 15:01

    QuotePodium interviews - Max Verstappen: "It feels amazing, I can’t believe it. It was a great race. I have to say thank you to the team to give me such a great car. To win straight away in the first race, it’s a great feeling. From a very young age, my dad helped me a lot. To achieve this, amazing."

  • 14:55

    Trophies, and then champagne!

  • 14:55

    The national anthems play out, the Dutch one, followed by the Austrian one - that's a new combination!

  • 14:53

    Verstappen looks pleased as punch on the top step of the podium, and there's a track invasion underneath him as fans start running to get the best view they can.

  • 14:53

    Team radioTeam radio from Kimi Räikkönen: "Sorry guys, I tried, but as I got close it was so difficult to follow the car through the last corner... but thanks for the good tactics, we managed to recover from a pretty awful start again."

  • 14:51
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stVER1:31.684
    2ndRAI+0.616
    3rdVET+5.581
  • 14:49
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    13M Verstappen2
    23K Räikkönen2
    33S Vettel3
    4-1D Ricciardo4
    52V Bottas2
    62C Sainz2
    72S Pérez2
    810F Massa3
    93J Button2
    103D Kvyat4
  • 14:48

    Carlos Sainz crossed the line sixth, that's his best finishing position to date, and he must be happy to outperform Kvyat today.

  • 14:47

    Team radioTeam radio from Max Verstappen, understated as ever.

    Horner: "Max Verstappen, you are a race winner, fantastic. What a great debut, what a debut. Great job."

    Max: "Thank you very much Christian."

  • 14:46
    Race Winner
    DriverM Verstappen
    TeamRed Bull
    Race time1:41:40.017
    Race distance307.104km
    Average speed181.241km/h
  • 14:45

    First win for Max Verstappen, winning an astounding race for Red Bull.

  • 14:45

    Chequered flagMax Verstappen wins the Spanish Grand Prix!!

  • 14:44 Lap 66

    Ricciardo is trawling the circuit, he gets back to the pit lane on three tyres.

  • 14:43 Lap 66

    Final lap.

  • 14:43 Lap 65

    Daniil Kvyat was lapped by Ricciardo, but then unlapped himself as the Red Bull driver drops back. Puncture for Ricciardo!

  • 14:41 Lap 64

    Ricciardo has dropped back a bit now, he does pull to the side down the home straight but he's not close enough to scare Vettel this time.

  • 14:39 Lap 63

    Button overtakes Gutiérrez for ninth place, Haas hanging on to a point position for now but Kvyat is close behind.

  • 14:37 Lap 62

    Five laps to go.

  • 14:37 Lap 62

    TweetTweet from @ForceIndiaF1: That famous contact sport, ping-pong.

  • 14:36 Lap 61

    Ricciardo takes another late swipe at the Ferrari ahead, but locks up into the corner. He's getting desperate now.

  • 14:36 Lap 61

    The leaders are coming up to some more traffic ahead. Button basically came to an abrupt halt to let them carry on unhindered.

  • 14:34 Lap 60

    Team radioTeam radio from Sebastian Vettel, complaining once again on a driver coming from so far behind. "What are we doing, racing or ping pong?"

  • 14:33 Lap 59

    Ricciardo makes a dive to the inside of Vettel, and got the position but overshot the following corner and had to concede again. He'll have to do that work all over again.

  • 14:33 Lap 59

    Grosjean has come into the pitlane and won't rejoin the action now.

  • 14:33 Lap 58

    TweetTweet from @HaasF1Team: Sadly that's a retirement for @RGrosjean at the #SpanishGP. #HaasF1

  • 14:32 Lap 58

    To heighten the tension, Vettel is closing the gap to his teammate as well, there's just under five seconds now. It doesn't look like the three stop strategy has worked, but it could be tight.

  • 14:29 Lap 56

    Ricciardo is within half a second of Vettel now, he's hounding that Ferrari just as much as Räikkönen is returning the favour up front.

  • 14:28 Lap 56

    Ten laps to go.

  • 14:27 Lap 55

    Daniil Kvyat dives into the pit lane for the third time, he takes on the soft compound and immediately sets the fastest lap of the race so far.

  • 14:27 Lap 55

    Team radioTeam radio from Jenson Button: "Get that car out the way. He's going to cost us time. I know he thinks he's quick, but he's not."

    Haryanto is getting in everyone's way today!

  • 14:26 Lap 54

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: This is going to be fascinating. Who wins will depend on who uses the tyres best from here to the finish

  • 14:24 Lap 53

    Vettel has just 1.4 seconds over Ricciardo now.

  • 14:24 Lap 53

    Räikkönen is maintaining the close gap to race leader Verstappen, it's varying from three tenths to seven tenths, but there's been no progress yet.

  • 14:22 Lap 51

    Team radioTeam radio from Marcus Ericsson: "He's moving everywhere in the braking zone, it's dangerous. We're teammates, come on."

  • 14:21 Lap 51

    Ricciardo cuts another second from the gap to Vettel.

  • 14:19 Lap 49

    Ricciardo is also closing the gap to Vettel, it's down to three seconds, as he looks to regain the position on the Ferrari.

  • 14:18 Lap 49

    Räikkönen is closing the gap to Verstappen, and he's within the DRS limit so will have the advantage on the race leader.

  • 14:17 Lap 48

    Both the Renault drivers are on the hard compounds, and are likely to be the only team to use the orange tyres in this race.

  • 14:16 Lap 48

    Angry Alonso, in front of the home crowd, slams his gloves down. The team were on for a double points finish again, but the engine just powered down and left Alonso with nothing.

  • 14:16 Lap 47

    Yellow flagYellow flags as the car is tucked up against the wall on the grass, but in a slightly awkward position.

  • 14:15 Lap 47

    Fernando Alonso has pulled off track, reporting a loss of power in the McLaren.

  • 14:15 Lap 47
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stVER1:29.441
    2ndRAI+1.056
    3rdVET+7.893
    4thRIC+13.104
  • 14:12 Lap 44

    Replays show the two Sauber drivers narrowly avoiding a collision, learning lessons from the Mercedes pair I guess!

  • 14:11 Lap 44

    Medium compounds quickly bolted to the Australian's car. Vettel gets past him, putting Ricciardo in fourth.

  • 14:10 Lap 44

    Daniel Ricciardo comes into the pit lane, a crucial moment for the Red Bull driver.

  • 14:09 Lap 43

    The Williams crew have secured the fastest pit stop in every race so far this year. They are really exceptional at the moment.

  • 14:09 Lap 43
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverFelipe Massa
    TeamWilliams
    Pit lane21.831s
    Stopped2.6s
  • 14:06 Lap 40

    TweetTweet from @virtualstatman: Wow, Max Verstappen can win this race.... if he is two-stopping he can legitimately win today if he keeps that gap at 10 seconds

  • 14:04 Lap 39

    Carlos Sainz comes into the pit lane next, he drops back to eighth place.

  • 14:03 Lap 39

    Jolyon Palmer, in 17th place, gets a radio message to warn him that the race leader is closing up behind him. "I can barely see him in the mirrors," he stresses. He'll close up soon enough, I'm sure.

  • 14:02 Lap 38

    Sebastian Vettel does come into the pit lane this time, takes on the medium tyres and rejoins in fourth place.

  • 14:01 Lap 38

    Replays show Romain Grosjean bouncing across the gravel for an uncomfortable ride.

  • 14:00 Lap 37

    The Ferrari mechanics assemble back out in the pit lane, but both Vettel and Räikkönen pass the pit entry and do not come in.

  • 13:59 Lap 36

    In he comes, the Finn responding to Max's stop. It is the white stripes that go on the Ferrari, and Räikkönen rejoins behind Verstappen for fourth place. He's also got Haryanto in front of him, which is just a traffic problem rather than a position problem.

  • 13:58 Lap 35

    Kimi Räikkönen is in the lead of the race, and it's likely that when he comes in he'll also take on the mediums again as Ferrari would be smart to split their strategy too.

  • 13:58 Lap 35

    Max Verstappen comes into the pit lane from the lead. Red Bull split their strategy by putting the medium compounds on Verstappen's car. He rejoins behind Vettel in fourth, but shouldn't have to stop again.

  • 13:57 Lap 35

    Replays show the two Haas drivers actually bumped tyres as they jostled for position behind the Renault of Palmer.

  • 13:56 Lap 34

    Romain Grosjean overtakes Jolyon Palmer, a close move, and almost pointless, as Palmer pulls into the pit lane for his second stop of the day.

  • 13:56 Lap 34

    Meanwhile, Kevin Magnussen has popped into the pit lane for a set of hards - he's the first driver to put on the orange stripes this race.

  • 13:55 Lap 34

    QuoteAlso from Wolff: "We owe it to Formula One and the fans to let them race, and we just have to get on with it."

  • 13:54 Lap 33

    QuoteToto Wolff: "From a team’s perspective we have looked at the pictures. It’s not clear cut. Nico had a good turn one and turn two. Lewis tried to dive in, Nico closed the door. I would say let’s wait what the stewards say. For us, it’s not a situation where you give 100% of the blame to one of the drivers.

    "Both of them were upset about the situation. They know what effort went into building the car and the engine, and there wasn’t any finger pointing. We’re beyond that."

  • 13:52 Lap 31

    TweetTweet from @nigelmansell: First lap accidents between same team drivers are rare. Mercs and the Stewards will have a challenge to determine who's more at fault.

  • 13:52 Lap 31
    Fastest Sector Times
    Sector 1F Massa24.413
    Sector 2S Vettel33.118
    Sector 3D Ricciardo30.401
    Ideal lap1:27.932
  • 13:50 Lap 30

    Max Verstappen is back in the lead for a while, then, as Ferrari react to Ricciardo's stop and bring in Sebastian Vettel for his second stop. Ricciardo easily retains his position with Vettel precariously close to Bottas in fifth.

  • 13:48 Lap 29

    StopwatchFelipe Massa sets the fastest lap of the race so far with a 1:29.705.

  • 13:48 Lap 29

    Daniel Ricciardo makes a late dive into the pit lane from the lead of the race, it's the soft compound going on the car, so speculation now that he'll have to stop again before the end of the race.

  • 13:47 Lap 28

    With Hülkenberg's car finally cleared away, the Force India team have all their hopes on Sergio Pérez - the Mexican currently running in seventh place.

  • 13:46 Lap 28

    Green flagTrack is clear - finally!!

  • 13:45 Lap 27

    Button still running well in eighth, and still ahead of Alonso. Romain Grosjean has just moved back into the top ten thanks to the pit stop of Massa.

  • 13:44 Lap 26

    Felipe Massa and Daniil Kvyat come into the pitlane. Kvyat not making much of an impression in his first race back at Toro Rosso.

  • 13:43 Lap 26

    Haryanto is busy getting into everyone's way, only because he's being lapped. He pulls out wide on the home straight and Ricciardo follows to try and get some slip-stream. It doesn't really help him though, the pressure is still on from behind.

  • 13:42 Lap 25

    Verstappen is hovering within a second of his teammate and race leader Daniel Ricciardo. Will they be allowed to race?

  • 13:42 Lap 25

    It's taking a long time to get that Force India out the way, so the yellow flags are still being waved in sector 3.

  • 13:40 Lap 24

    Haryanto has pitted now, another set of medium tyres going on that Manor car, as he continues to circle at the rear of the field.

  • 13:40 Lap 24

    Fire marshals not doing the best job ever, so Hülkenberg takes over to do the job himself.

  • 13:39 Lap 23
    Hulk puts out a fire
  • 13:38 Lap 22

    Yellow flagYellow flags as the fire marshals get to work.

  • 13:38 Lap 22

    Hülkenberg has smoke coming from the back of his Force India, and the team instruct him to pull over by a fire marshal quickly.

  • 13:37 Lap 21

    TweetTweet from @SomersF1: Both Rosberg and Hamilton thanking their lucky stars that Mercedes don't have a sister team...

  • 13:36 Lap 21
    Battle for 9th
    PosDriverGap
    9ALO-
    10MAS+0.492
    11GRO+0.431
    12HUL+0.539
  • 13:35 Lap 20

    Also notable, most drivers went on to the medium compounds, except for Grosjean and Gutiérrez who opted for another set of softs. Marcus Ericsson in the Sauber (yes, they're still in it), also took on more yellows.

  • 13:34 Lap 19

    Everyone has stopped once now, except for Haryanto who is going his own way. Hülkenberg and Kvyat have dropped a place each from where they started, otherwise everyone has improved thanks in part to the Mercedes DNFs.

  • 13:32 Lap 18
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stRIC1:30.802
    2ndVER+1.871
    3rdVET+3.478
    4thRAI+7.740
    5thBOT+14.886
  • 13:30 Lap 17

    Thus, the order is restored with two Red Bulls followed by two Ferraris.

  • 13:29 Lap 16

    Romain Grosjean also pits, so hopefully Haas took that screenshot quickly. He's down to 13th now.

  • 13:28 Lap 16

    Vettel pits from the lead of the race, so all eyes on Ricciardo to ensure he can keep the lead as he rounds the final corner, heads down the home straight, and easily stays ahead of the Ferrari.

  • 13:27 Lap 15

    TweetTweet from @HaasF1Team: "Hey look, @RGrosjean P2 at the moment with @EstebanGtz P5. Might screen grab that one. L13/66 #SpanishGP"

  • 13:26 Lap 15

    Fernando Alonso makes his way round the outside of a Manor. Rio Haryanto currently running in 12th place as he started on the medium compounds and takes a longer first stint.

  • 13:24 Lap 13

    Ricciardo is back into third now, he's got Romain Grosjean in his sights and will want to get past as soon as possible to avoid losing time in the dirty air.

  • 13:23 Lap 13

    It's Vettel first and Grosjean second, both having yet to stop.

  • 13:23 Lap 13

    Max Verstappen comes into the pit lane too, that promotes Vettel into the lead. Räikkönen and Bottas also dive in for their first stops.

  • 13:22 Lap 12

    Max Verstappen moves into the lead of the race, apparently the first Dutch driver to ever do so.

  • 13:22 Lap 12

    Race leader, Daniel Ricciardo, comes in to the pit lane for his change to the medium tyres. He rejoins in sixth place.

  • 13:21 Lap 12

    Romain Grosjean's doing quite well again for Haas, currently up to seventh.

  • 13:21 Lap 11

    Sainz has come into the pit lane, as has Button, Hülkenberg and Magnussen. Medium compounds going on these cars now, ditching the softs as soon as possible.

  • 13:19 Lap 10

    Finally, the Finn drags his Ferrari past Sainz, moving up to fourth place.

  • 13:18 Lap 10

    Kimi attempted to close up the gap to Sainz with DRS but was too fast into the corner and cut the chicane. He had to let the Toro Rosso back past again.

  • 13:18 Lap 9

    Felipe Massa has taken his first stop of the day, that drops him to the rear of the field.

  • 13:17 Lap 9

    Kvyat was instructed to give a position back to Nico Hülkenberg, as he'd gained that place under safety car conditions. "Come on guys, you can't be serious," Kvyat complained but he complies.

  • 13:17 Lap 8

    TweetTweet from @C4F1: Lee: "The cheer from Red Bull when they realised they were locking out the front two positions had to be heard to be believed!"

  • 13:16 Lap 8

    Sebastian Vettel finally makes the move on Sainz and gets up into third place. Kimi Räikkönen moves in to try and follow.

  • 13:16 Lap 8

    Jenson Button had a great first couple of laps to find himself up four places and crucially in front of Fernando Alonso, despite starting behind him.

  • 13:14 Lap 7

    Sainz makes a move to defend on Vettel into the first corner, which allows the Ferrari to pull alongside, but he doesn't make it stick this time.

  • 13:14 Lap 6

    DRS has been enabled now, which might help those Ferraris who are trying to get past the Toro Rosso of Sainz.

  • 13:14 Lap 6
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    12D Ricciardo0
    22M Verstappen0
    35C Sainz0
    42S Vettel0
    50K Räikkönen0
    61V Bottas0
    72S Pérez0
    84J Button0
    91F Alonso0
    104R Grosjean0
  • 13:12 Lap 5
    Battle for 3rd
    PosDriverGap
    3SAI-
    4VET+0.689
    5RAI+0.793
  • 13:11 Lap 5

    Ricciardo is clean away for the restart, gets a good lead on his teammate with a second gap after just a couple of corners.

  • 13:11 Lap 4

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 13:10 Lap 4

    Race controlIncident involving Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will be investigated after the race.

  • 13:09 Lap 4
    No space for Hamilton
  • 13:09 Lap 3

    Also replays show that Vettel had managed to get ahead of Verstappen, but the young Red Bull driver regained the position with great skill.

  • 13:08 Lap 2

    Räikkönen had a terrible start, allowing both Bottas and Sainz ahead of him off the line. He's recovered those places now.

  • 13:07 Lap 2

    Somewhere in the chaos, Sainz managed to get up to third, with Vettel and Räikkönen behind him.

  • 13:06 Lap 2

    Ricciardo has inherited the lead, with Verstappen tucked up behind him.

  • 13:06 Lap 2

    Replays show as Hamilton was a passenger drifting into the gravel, he put both hands over his eyes in despair.

  • 13:05 Lap 1

    It was the exit of turn three, Hamilton had the better run but was squeezed by Rosberg onto the grass. Lewis lost control on the bumpy surface and slid into the side of his teammate. That's going to take some debriefing.

  • 13:05 Lap 1

    AccidentHamilton tries to make a move back on Rosberg, he ran off track onto the grass and lost control, spun round and then crashed into Rosberg - both the Mercedes are off into the gravel and out of the race!!

  • 13:04 Lap 1

    Race controlSafety car!

  • 13:03 Lap 1

    Clean start for Hamilton but Rosberg pulls alongside him and goes round the outside of turn one to take the lead.

  • 13:03

    Green flagRace started.

  • 13:03

    Hamilton slowly pulls to a stop at the front of the field, the rest of the drivers lining up behind him.

  • 13:00

    Formation lap gets underway with Lewis Hamilton leading the pack around the first corner and beyond.

  • 12:57

    No grid penalties today, so all the drivers line up where they qualified. Also, everyone is starting on the soft, yellow striped, tyres, except for Rio Haryanto right at the back of the field on the mediums.

  • 12:56

    Beautiful skies above the circuit, as the teams get ready with just five more minutes of preparation time left.

    McLaren on the grid
    Credit: @McLarenF1
  • 12:55

    'Bout time we added another name to this table, isn't it?

    2016 Race Wins
    PosDriverTotal
    1N Rosberg4
  • 12:50

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: There have actually been nine different winners in the last nine races at the #SpanishGP. Will that pattern continue?

  • 12:50

    Grid position can be crucial at this track, as all but two of the race winners have started on or alongside pole position. The only two drivers to achieve a victory from further back were Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, and neither were more than fifth on the grid.

  • 12:48

    Weather icon

    21°C
    Track39°C
    Humidity50%
    Wind speed2.7mps
  • 12:47

    Two Spanish drivers on the grid today, with Fernando Alonso just managing to get his Honda-powered car up into the top ten. Carlos Sainz also did a great job to start 8th.

  • 12:45

    Race controlRisk of rain for this session is 10%.

  • 12:45

    QuoteMax Verstappen: "I think it’s very positive for us, the long runs were good. Hopefully we can have a good start and there on have a good race. It is positive pressure, you always have pressure. That’s good, it keeps you motivated."

  • 12:43

    Very equal season battle so far at Ferrari, with Räikkönen ahead on the grid this weekend. Ferrari's boss is back in the garage so they'll all be on their best behaviour again.

    Race Battle
    FerrariFinished Ahead
    S Vettel2
    K Räikkönen2
  • 12:41

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: So we’re looking at two or three stops. Three stops theoretically quickest but most will do two stops. Undercut could be effective here #F1

  • 12:41

    TweetTweet from @ForceIndiaF1: Our two cars made their way out to the grid - fifth and sixth rows for our guys today...

  • 12:40

    There's been lots of attention on the Red Bull switch over the last week or so. It already feels quite natural though - Max Verstappen chasing Daniel Ricciardo, and Daniil Kvyat settling back in to the team he left behind. Kvyat qualified 13th, whilst Sainz is up in 8th.

  • 12:38
  • 12:36

    It's notable that Bottas is up in seventh place, as Felipe Massa had a disappointing qualifying on Saturday. He couldn't get out of Q1, ending up 18th on the grid and giving himself a lot of work to do to recover today.

  • 12:35

    Practice starts for Ferrari and Red Bull at the pit exit, cars lining up one behind the other to get the opportunity.

  • 12:34
    Starting Grid
    1L HamiltonMercedes
    2N RosbergMercedes
    3D RicciardoRed Bull
    4M VerstappenRed Bull
    5K RäikkönenFerrari
    6S VettelFerrari
    7V BottasWilliams
    8C SainzToro Rosso
    9S PérezForce India
    10F AlonsoMcLaren
  • 12:34

    Red Bull deposed Ferrari as best of the rest on Saturday, with Max Verstappen putting on a storming show for his first qualifying with Red Bull. He ended up behind Ricciardo, but only just, the pair lining up on the second row of the grid.

  • 12:34

    Hamilton is, however, looking for his next win because it will be a special one - the 44th of his career, to match up nicely with his driver number 44.

  • 12:33

    Lewis Hamilton has pole position here in Spain, joined on the front row by Nico Rosberg. The defending champion knows he still has work to do and Rosberg is confident that Lewis' poor starts so far this season will work in his favour.

  • 12:32
    Hard
    Medium
    Soft

    The tyre options have varied for the first time this weekend, with the supersofts out the window and the hard compound getting an airing.

  • 12:31
    Circuit Data
    Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
    Local timezone+02:00 GMT
    First race1991
    Number of laps66
    Circuit length4.655km
    Race distance307.107km
    Start offset0.126km
  • 12:31

    We've got half an hour until the lights go out and the action begins, which means the pit lane has just opened to allow drivers to make their way to the grid.

  • 12:30

    Drivers know the Barcelona circuit well, teams have plenty of data, but that doesn't mean today is a foregone conclusion. We've seen some exciting races this year - particularly in terms of the first corner action - so anything could happen.

  • 12:30

    Hello all! Welcome to the Factbyte Factbox for the Spanish Grand Prix. It's back to Europe for F1, and there are motorhomes galore!