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To find out if Charles Leclerc will finally overcome the curse at home.
66/66: VERSTAPPEN’S VICTORY!
After the retirement of Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen wins in Barcelona and signs his third consecutive victory. 25 additional points that allow him to take the lead in the drivers’ standings, six points ahead of Leclerc.
The good day is for Red Bull since Sergio Perez is second, ahead of George Russell, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton.
65/66: problems for Mercedes
Both drivers ran out of fuel and Hamilton was overtaken by Sainz! Russell is in danger, whereas it is necessary to have at least a liter of gasoline in the tank.
63/66: Pass three closes in for Verstappen
The Dutchman takes off for a third success in a row, after Imola and Miami.
58/66: three-way match for 4th place
Sainz manages to contain Hamilton, who passed Bottas for 5th place.
57/66: both Alpines in the points
Ocon (7th) and Alonso (9th) are in the top 10 and bring points to Alpine for the moment. On the other hand, Pierre Gasly (14th) remains out of the points.
56/66: Perez fastest lap
The perfect weekend looms for Red Bull, as Perez sets the fastest lap in 1’24″108.
54/66: Russell back on the podium
Nice overtaking from Russell, who overtook Bottas. After his pit stop, Perez remains ahead of the Briton in second place.
51/66: Hamilton passes Ocon
Fastest lap for Hamilton, who doubles Ocon in 6th place.
49/66: Verstappen takes the lead
As expected, Verstappen overtook his teammate 17 laps from the end of this GP. Russell remains third.
48/66: Verstappen closes in
At Red Bull, everything is bet on the world champion, who should overtake Perez after instructions from his team. The Mexican is satisfied with a resigned “ok”.
45/66: Verstappen in the pits
Very quick stop for the world champion, who comes out behind his teammate Perez but ahead of Russell.
41/66: Verstappen makes a big move
Leader of the race with 15 seconds in advance, the world champion recovers for the moment the head of the classification of the pilots, with seven points in advance on Leclerc.
Leclerc at the microphone of Canal +: “It hurts”
“I lost engine power. I had to stop because there was a problem. It hurts but there are positives. We showed that we were fast. It happens, since the At the beginning, we had no problem. We will analyze. Monaco, it will be important, like all the GPs when we play for the championships. I hope to finish this GP at home.”
38/66: Perez in the pits, Verstappen in the lead!
Unsurprisingly, Perez pitted, letting Verstappen take the lead. Nice comeback for Hamilton, 6th after his setbacks at the start of the race.
37/66: second save for Russell
Verstappen overtakes him without the DRS, but the Briton has new tires (medium).
36/66: Perez flies away
The Mexican is 5 seconds ahead of Russell, himself ahead of Verstappen, who set the fastest lap.
34/66: Alonso in the points
Starting last, Fernando Alonso is currently 10th halfway through the race.
33/66: 5 second penalty for Gasly
The Frenchman was sanctioned after a collision with Stroll.
32/66: Perez takes the lead
Magnificent overtaking from Perez, who overtook Russell and took control.
30/66: The new top 5, with Russell leading
A Mercedes in the lead this season is unprecedented.
27/66: Leclerc in slow motion must give up!
The Monegasque loses power and must give up! Russell takes the lead!
How cruel it is for Leclerc, who quietly led the GP. He could lose very big in the driver standings since he was 19 points ahead of Verstappen.
26/66: lap record for Leclerc
The perfect race continues for the Ferrari driver, who recovers the best time.
24/66: the duel for second place!
While we thought the maneuver acquired for Verstappen, Russell defended himself very well and remained 2nd! It was hot !
23/66: Verstappen still can’t do it
The Dutchman gets angry after several attempts to overtake Russell, who stays ahead of the Red Bull driver, 3rd.
21/66: Fastest lap for Perez, Leclerc pits
2.2 stops for Leclerc, who came out less than 6 seconds ahead of Russell, with medium tyres.
18/66: Perez pits
The penultimate driver to stop, Sergio Perez came out behind Russell and Verstappen, who was still having problems with his DRS. Leclerc continues on his own, with a 30-second lead. He’s the last driver who didn’t pit.
15/66: still no stoppage for Leclerc
The Monegasque trusts his red tires, and keeps 15 seconds ahead of Perez, who did not stop either.
14/66: Verstappen and Russell pit
Red Bull is faster in the pits, but the Dutchman remains behind (5th) the Briton (4th).
12/66: Russell’s engine overheating
The Mercedes driver has warned his team, while the Red Bulls are on the lookout behind. Clarles Leclerc is still alone in front, while pit stops are numerous at the start of the race.
11/66: Verstappen passes Perez
The instruction is clear at Red Bull, priority to the world champion, now 3rd ahead of his teammate.
8/66: Verstappen makes a mistake!
The world champion leaves the track at the same place as Sainz! Bad operation for Verstappen who came out 4th. On his radio, he indicates that there is a gust of wind. George Russell is now 2nd, battling with Perez.
7/66: Sainz in the gravel pit
The Ferrari driver emerges quickly but falls to 11th place. The clash with Tsunoda was not far away, but the Japanese anticipated.
7/66: Good recovery for Alonso
Starting in the last line after his engine change, the Spaniard is in a fight with Vettel for 13th place. The crowd rises after the move.
6/66: Leclerc keeps his lead
He is 1″2 ahead of Verstappen and 4″ ahead of Russell.
5/66: the top 6 at the start of the race
Ocon (Alpine) is 8th, Gasly (AlphaTauri) is 12th
1/66: Collision between Magnussen and Hamilton
The Haas rider went off track as Hamilton punctured! The Briton is 19th and has to go to the pits.
IT’S ON FOR THIS SPAIN GP!
Charles Leclerc closes the door to Max Verstappen and takes the lead. Bad start from Sainz, who slipped to 5th place.
Let’s go for the formation lap
The fight promises to be intense in scorching heat. Hamilton is the only driver in yellow rubber, the others have red rubber. Only Leclerc has new rubbers.
What about Mercedes?
In difficulty since the start of the season, will the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell be able to play a blow in Barcelona? The seven-time world champion gave some clues.
“I don’t see myself as the leader. George and I both work very hard to help the team. But it’s true that you learn more about yourself in adversity and in difficult times. You always have to try to stay positive. And I wouldn’t say that I particularly learned this time because my experience from the past has already helped me a lot. I would say that I am reassured by the fact that I am still mentally strong and to still love what I do. I like a challenge, even if I’m not fighting for the win, and I want to help the team improve the car and chase those who are currently in front of us.” explained Hamilton, in remarks relayed by Nextgen Auto.
Towards a third consecutive victory for Verstappen?
Winner at Imola and Miami, the world champion can get closer to Charles Leclerc in the driver standings. The Monegasque will start ahead of him this Sunday.
What does the circuit look like?
The pilots will set off for 66 laps of 4.675 km. With more than 500 meters between the starting grid and the first corner.
The poleman often successful
In 31 editions of the Spanish GP contested in Catalonia, 23 times the driver who started in pole position has won.
Lewis Hamilton has won the last five editions and has 6 successes in Barcelona, tied with Michael Schumacher.
Carlos Sainz warms up the crowd
A great sun is present in Barcelona. The heat is there and the temperature is around 50°C on the track.
Alonso, forced to change engine, will start at the back of the grid
Spaniard Fernando Alonso, forced to change engine again, will start at the back of the grid during the Spanish GP in Formula 1, his Alpine team announced on Sunday.
“This will be his fourth engine change of the season, which will earn him a grid penalty,” said the French manufacturer. On his land, Alonso qualified in 17th position on Saturday.
Charles Leclerc on pole, ahead of Verstappen
The two leaders in the driver standings will occupy the first two places on the grid, while the Mercedes of George Russell (4th) and Lewis Hamilton (6th) will try to move up.
The classification of the pilots after 5 races
1. Charles Leclerc (MON) 104 pts
2. Max Verstappen (NED) 85
3. Sergio Perez (MEX) 66
4. George Russell (GBR) 59
5. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) 53
6. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 36
7. Lando Norris (GBR) 35
8. Valtteri Bottas (END) 30
9. Esteban Ocon (FRA) 24
10. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) 15
11. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 11
12. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN) 10
13. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 6
14. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 4
15. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 4
16. Alexander Albon (THA) 2
17. Zhou Guanyu (CHN) 1
18. Lance Stroll (CAN) 1
19. Mick Schumacher (GER) 0
20. Nico Hulkenberg (GER) 0
21. Nicholas Latifi (CAN) 0
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