Observing ever increasing flexibility in rear wings of some Formula One cars, the FIA has decided to try to reduce this flexibility by introducing new deflection tests.
After Max Verstappen had initially gained the upper hand at the start, Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton fought back and executed a two-stop strategy to perfection towards the race win. Verstappen had to be content with second as Bottas finished a bleak third.
Today's Spanish Grand Prix will be the 51st race in Spain with Barcelona set to play host to the race today for the 31st consecutive occasion. With the close fight between Mercedes and Red Bull, the thrilling fight is expected to continue today afternoon.
The Alpine duo of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon will complete today’s Spanish Grand Prix with a fresh exhaust system with the Spaniard already using his fourth exhaust system in his home race.
Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli expects drivers to execute a two-stop strategy at today’s Spanish Grand Prix given the high wear and degradation experienced this weekend.
Having missed the magic century at Portimão, Lewis Hamilton today secured the 100th pole position of his Formula One career. Max Verstappen ended up a very close second. Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc will start from the second row on tomorrow's starting grid.
Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen set the best time of the weekend to end up fastest in the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz delivered another promising performance to finish in P3 and P4 respectively.
The opening day of Round 4 of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Spanish Grand Prix saw Mercedes control the action with Valtteri Bottas topping the first session and Lewis Hamilton edging his team mate in the afternoon practice.
Mercedes flexed its muscles in the afternoon session for the Spanish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton edging his team mate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's duo of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez ended up only ninth and tenth fastest respectively.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas went fastest to edge Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton ended up third fastest.