It is race week once again, but this time it’s the start of a double header! We are in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix which is Round 6 out of 22. It is also the home grand prix of Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso!
The drivers have a lot of knowledge of this track with it being one of the test tracks but how will the new cars/tyres and upgrades fair here? It is all to play for once again…
Who needs a good weekend?
Daniel Ricciardo, plain and simple, seems like since Australia his not that comfortable int he car compared to Lando, if McLaren are bringing upgrades this weekend could be his turning point and get a better grip of the car.
The Haas pair, I feel like I haven’t spoke about them together yet… But last time out in Imola it looked like they were both set for points but it didn’t end that way. So both drivers will be wanting to get points on the board this weekend and give the team a good result.
Alpha Tauri, need a good weekend not just for one driver either, they need it as a team. Last time we was racing, Pierre Gasly had the incident with Lando Norris so scored no points and Yuki finished just outside the points also too.
Predictions for qualifying-
My top 5 are: Pole: Verstappen, P2: Leclerc, P3: Sainz, P4: Perez and P5: Norris. We all know the battle for pole is going to be between Ferrari and Red Bull, but Ferrari are bringing big upgrades to this weekend grand prix.
But the battle for 4th/ 5th and 6th will be the most interesting though, as McLaren are said to brought upgrades as well as Mercedes and Alfa Romeo have a strong car. McLaren and Mercedes will be hoping to get both their drivers in the top 10.
Times for the weekend-
- Free Practice 1 F1- 13:00pm – 14:00pm (BST)
- Qualifying F3- 14:30pm – 15:00pm
- Free Practice 2 F1- 16:00pm – 17:00pm
- Qualifying F2- 17:30pm – 18:00pm
- Sprint Race F3- 10:00am – 10:40am (BST)
- Free Practice 3 F1- 12:00pm – 13:00pm
- Qualifying F1- 15:00pm – 16:00pm
- Sprint Race F2- 16:40pm – 17:25pm
- Feature Race F3- 09:05am (BST)
- Feature Race F2- 10:35am
- Round 6- 14:00pm