Formula 1 2021 Spanish Grand Prix

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2021-05-09
4
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Max Verstappen
lap 62 - 1:18.149
VER

The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Spain was round 4 of 22 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 9 May 2021 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Overcast
rain
70.23°F
68%
10.35 mph
91°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 66 1:33:07.680 25
2 66 +15.841 19
3 66 +26.610 15
4 66 +54.616 12
5 66 +1:03.671 10
6 66 +1:13.768 8
7 66 +1:14.670 6
8 65 +1 Lap 4
9 65 +1 Lap 2
10 65 +1 Lap 1
11 65 +1 Lap 0
12 65 +1 Lap 0
13 65 +1 Lap 0
14 65 +1 Lap 0
15 65 +1 Lap 0
16 65 +1 Lap 0
17 65 +1 Lap 0
18 64 +2 Laps 0
19 64 +2 Laps 0
6 Electrical 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.000
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
5 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.000
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +1.000
7 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.000
8 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +1.000
9 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +2.000
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.000
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
13 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.000
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.000
15 George Russell Williams +3.000
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +2.000
17 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
18 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +3.000
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.000
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2021 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio de España 2021) was a Formula One motor race which took place on 9 May 2021 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. The race was the fourth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from pole position ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas. The win allowed Hamilton to extend his Championship lead over Verstappen to 14 points.


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The Ferrari driver had qualified fourth t Barcelona and was right behind Bottas after the start as they came out of the opening sequence of corners.<br>However, he seized a brilliant opportunity to go around the outside of Bottas at Turn 3 in a move that was reminiscent of a similar effort that Fernando Alonso pulled off on Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton in 2013.<br>But rather than Leclerc ...

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After winning the World Championship with his own car in 1966, Jack Brabham was content to play a supporting role within his own organisation, focussing on running the company alongside a strong teammate. Denny Hulme won the title for him in 1967, and then Rindt showed great speed in 1968, although results were few.<br>“Jochen was a great driver,” Brabham told this writer in 1999. “I’d ...

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Hamilton and Mercedes only announced they had signed a one-year contract extension for the 2021 season in February after postponing talks through last season.<br>Hamilton has previously said he was not treating 2021 as his final season in F1, and has recently made comments that he intends to be on the grid with Mercedes in 2022. The Briton scored his third victory in four races at Sunday's Spanish ...

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After pitting early on during the safety car period, Russell tagged on to the back of Alpine's Fernando Alonso and was in solid contention for a top 10 finish throughout.<br>In the end, the team's push to get through the race with just a single extra stop did not work out, as the tyres went off and Russell fell down the order to finish 14th. However, he backed the team in its gamble in going for ...

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The Spanish Grand Prix has hardly cemented itself as a must-watch in Formula 1 through recent history, yet Sunday’s race had plenty going for it to entertain hardcore fans.<br>Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen went wheel-to-wheel for the fourth race in a row, only for their tussle to ultimately be settled by their respective pit walls.<br>It was a fascinating strategic battle that made this one ...

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The Milton Keynes-based outfit is locked in a tight fight with Mercedes, and both teams are pushing to the limits in a bid to come out on top.<br>Hamilton dropped some intrigue into Red Bull’s performance, however, when he suggested over the Spanish Grand Prix that its rival could be gaining from its rear wing flexing on the straights.<br>In an interview with Sky on Saturday evening, he had ...

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Max Verstappen led much of last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton, but his Mercedes rival had enough of a gap behind him to switch to a two-stop strategy without losing track position to another team.<br>The tyre advantage Hamilton gained from the fresh rubber was enough to allow him to close the gap and eventually overhaul Verstappen for the win.<br>Red Bull is under no illusions ...

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The seven-time F1 champion scored his third win of the year in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix to extend his lead at the top of the F1 drivers' championship, pulling off an audacious two-stop strategy to beat Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.<br>Hamilton dropped behind Bottas into third place after making his second pitstop, but Mercedes gave Bottas the call to not hold his teammate up as they were on ...

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The Dutchman was leading the race from Lewis Hamilton over the first stint, and elected to pit on lap 24 for a change from the softs to the mediums.<br>But the stop was delayed when Verstappen’s pit crew did not have all the tyres ready as he came to a stop.<br>Although Red Bull’s pit crew recovered brilliantly to get Verstappen on his way without losing too much time, the unplanned stop did ...

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At the start of the race Hamilton went on to win, the pair came very close to touching as Verstappen aggressively remained on the racing line heading into the second corner, having forced his way to Hamilton's inside on the long run down to Turn 1 at Barcelona.<br>The near-clash made it four races in a row since the start of the season that the pair have gone wheel-to-wheel, with Verstappen ...

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Pole-sitter Hamilton was passed by Verstappen at Turn 1 on the opening lap, and spent the first stint of the race trailing the Red Bull driver, ultimately falling 5.5 seconds behind after pitting.<br>Hamilton was then able to close up to Verstappen on the medium tyres, and was set to overtake before Mercedes called him in for a second pitstop. With Red Bull committing Verstappen to a one-stop ...

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Giovinazzi was the first driver to dash into the pitlane when Yuki Tsunoda's retirement on track triggered an early safety car.<br>However, as the team prepared to fit a new set of tyres, a crew member realised that one of them was flat. After signalling to his colleagues, the change was aborted, and a second new set of tyres had to be retrieved from the garage before Giovinazzi could be sent on ...

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Hamilton lost his lead at the start, when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen pulled a bold first-corner move on him. But Hamilton’s race strategy proved superior when he took an early second pitstop, and chased down Verstappen in the closing stages – easily passing him to take victory.<br>The second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas was a distant third, his main moment in the race coming as he briefly held ...

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Verstappen muscled past polesitter Hamilton on the long run down to Turn 1 on the opening lap, and was able to keep the British driver at bay through the opening stint.<br>But a decision by Mercedes to run a long first stint and then pit Hamilton for a second time with 24 laps to go put the seven-time world champion on course for victory in Spain.<br>Hamilton was able to make up the 22-second gap ...

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The two leaders came extremely close to touching at the race's first corner, with Verstappen making an aggressive move to get ahead, which forced Mercedes into making two bold strategy calls to get Hamilton back into a position to win his 98th grand prix.<br>At the start, Verstappen appeared to make a faster getaway from the front row, but dipped in behind Hamilton once the Mercedes shot up to ...

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The fate of the Istanbul race that is scheduled for June 13 is up in the air after the UK government put Turkey on the red zone list of countries that require returnees to spend two weeks in a hotel quarantine when they get back to Britain.<br>With it unclear whether or not F1 personnel could get exemption from the hotel requirement, the issue could prove to be enough for the event not to go ...

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Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo have all been working their way through the process of adapting, and all have had hurdles to overcome.<br>In the case of Ricciardo, getting on top of corner entry and braking has been one of the main issues he's faced as he's tried to match the superb form of teammate Lando Norris.<br>Braking has traditionally been ...

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Sainz qualified sixth for his home race in Barcelona, two places and one tenth shy of teammate Charles Leclerc.<br>However last week in Portugal the red cars struggled on the medium tyres in the race. Sainz ultimately dropped out of the points to finish a frustrated 11th and admits Ferrari's tyre management problem is likely to resurface during the Spanish Grand Prix.<br>“We are carrying a bit ...

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Ocon moved into F1 as a Mercedes young driver in 2016, and spent 2019 serving as its reserve driver before making a full-time return last year with Renault's works squad.<br>Ocon signed a two-year deal with Renault - since rebranded as Alpine - and has led its efforts so far in 2021, qualifying fifth for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.<br>Mercedes is set to decide later in the year on its 2022 driver ...

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Red Bull is taking over the Honda power unit project from next year, and is ramping up its facilities in Milton Keynes to prepare an all-new power unit for when new regulations come in for 2025.<br>It has been on a huge recruitment drive to find the best staff possible, and has lured away several of Mercedes' long-serving staff from its Brixworth engine headquarters.<br>But while the loss of staff ...

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The Enstone-based outfit endured a difficult start to the season, as it struggled to make much of an impact in the midfield battle during the Bahrain and Emilia Romagna races.<br>But there was also caution about a leap forward it made in Portugal last weekend, amid concerns that its form there could have been flattered by the low-speed track characteristics and the low-grip track surface.<br>But ...

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Ever since the start of the V6 hybrid era in 2014, Mercedes has held a comfortable advantage over the rest of the field at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. In fact, if it wasn't for the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the start of the 2016 race, Mercedes would have likely enjoyed a run of seven consecutive victories in the Spanish GP.<br>Hamilton starts the 2021 edition of the ...

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Ricciardo qualified seventh in Saturday's session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, outpacing teammate Lando Norris - who had a disrupted Q3 session - by four tenths.<br>While Ricciardo managed to start in front of Norris for two of 2021's first three grands prix, he struggled to adapt to his new car so far, which especially shone through on Sundays. Coming a week after a slightly ...

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The McLaren driver had been on a fast lap in Q1 at Barcelona, but came across a gaggle of cars in the final chicane sequence.<br>Mazepin in the Haas elected to stay ahead of him, and cost Norris a vital few tenths on the run to the line – which meant that the young Briton had to burn another set of tyres to run again so he could guarantee he got through to Q2.<br>Not having that extra set of ...

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Hamilton was able to edge out Red Bull rival Max Verstappen by 0.036 seconds in Q3 to clinch his second pole position of the season, and continue his perfect record of front row starts this year for Mercedes.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Spanish GP: Hamilton secures 100th F1 pole position<br>Hamilton: 100th F1 pole "feels like one of the first"<br><br><br>But the seven-time world champion initially ...

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Perez slumped to eighth place in Q3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Saturday, finishing nine tenths of a second behind Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen, who qualified P2.<br>But Perez revealed after qualifying that he had been struggling with a shoulder issue throughout the session, contributing to his difficulties.<br>"It was a bit of a struggle, I didn't feel 100% with myself today," ...

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The Japanese driver was angry after being dumped out of Q1 for the Spanish Grand Prix, having been left with no explanation as to why he was lacking pace.<br>Tsunoda went on to suggest that the characteristics of his AlphaTauri AT02 car seemed different to those of Gasly across the garage, who managed to qualify 12th in Spain. He pointed out that the feedback he was giving about the car was not ...

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The Black Arrows squad regularly takes the middle compound tyre in qualifying to give it more strategic options in races, where the yellow-walled rubber is also generally more durable compared to the softs the rest of the top 10 runners take to ensure their Q3 places.<br>Red Bull usually gives Max Verstappen a similar strategy, but all three frontrunners eschewed that approach in qualifying at ...

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The 79-year-old politician, who finished runner-up to Nelson Piquet in the 1981 F1 world championship, was admitted to the Sanatorio Santa Fe on Wednesday after suffering a digestive haemorrhage.<br>On Friday, the Santa Fe hospital reported the serving Argentinian senator's condition was "clinically stable, with acceptable haemodynamic parameters".<br>But after a new episode of internal bleeding ...

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Hamilton will start ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Spanish GP: Hamilton secures 100th F1 pole position<br><br><br>Spanish Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton on ...

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At the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Mercedes driver narrowly edged out Red Bull title rival Max Verstappen by 0.036s to take a stunning 100th pole of his F1 career.<br>His 100th pole position came almost 14 years after his first, at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix that also yielded his first win.<br>But after all those years 36-year-old Hamilton said his emotions after achieving his 100th pole ...

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The Russian was caught up in a bunch of slow cars ready to start their qualifying laps in Q1 at Barcelona, when Norris's fast-approaching McLaren came up behind them to finish a quick lap.<br>While drivers are supposed to stay in order prior to starting timed laps, Mazepin had found himself jumped by both Kimi Raikkonen and Yuki Tsunoda, who were finishing timed laps and also wanted to get out of ...

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The British driver was handed his first run in an official test by McLaren in September 2006, just days after his title-winning GP2 Series campaign had finished.<br>At the time, McLaren driver de la Rosa had hoped to continue in a race seat for 2007 – and was running at the test alongside Hamilton. Reflecting on the events, de la Rosa said that his views on Hamilton changed totally on the second ...

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Tsunoda finished 16th in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, narrowly missing out on a place in Q2.<br>The Japanese driver was heard over team radio complaining about the car after his Q1 knockout before being told to calm down by his race engineer.<br>Asked about his qualifying struggles, Tsunoda said after the session that he prepared the car ...

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Valtteri Bottas claimed third in the second Mercedes, with both Black Arrows cars and the leading Red Bull joining the rest of the Q3 runners in getting through the middle segment of qualifying on the soft tyres, on which they will start the race.<br>Hamilton led the way after the opening runs in Q3 with a 1m16.741s, with Verstappen slotting in 0.036s behind.<br>But none of the top three went ...

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The Ferrari driver emerged from the second free practice session at Barcelona as the closest challenger to Mercedes after a strong day’s running in which he lapped just 0.165s off Lewis Hamilton's FP2 pace.<br>The Monegasque was outqualified by new team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr last time out in Portugal, but fought back in the race to finish sixth as Sainz slipped out of the points due to heavy ...

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Liberty Media has long been trying to expand the sport in the USA, and finally achieved its first goal when last month it confirmed that the first Miami GP will be held in 2022.<br>Asked in a call with Wall Street analysts if a local driver on the grid in Miami would boost the sport Domenicali confirmed that finding one was an important target for F1.<br>There has not been an American driver on ...

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When the session got underway, the pack was in no particular hurry to head onto the track, with Fernando Alonso eventually emerging for a solo run on the medium tyres towards the end of the opening 10 minutes.<br>Alonso therefore set the P1 benchmark at 1m21.020s, which remained fastest until the Alpine driver was joined by Sergio Perez towards the end of the session's first quarter.<br>Perez duly ...

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The Grove-based team's current challenger shows good form in certain conditions, but its downforce levels and balance can be impacted quite heavily by the wind or turbulence from other cars.<br>While a number of F1 outfits have over recent years moved away from chasing theoretical peaks of downforce for cars that are more consistent in all conditions, Williams has ended up going the other ...

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