The fourth race of the 2021 season is just days away – when the Championship will resume at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton remains at the top of the Drivers’ Standings this season with 69 points after an impressive win at the Portuguese Grand Prix last weekend.
Following ever so close behind him is the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, who currently has 61 points, as the tight battle for this year’s title continues.
McLaren’s Lando Norris is currently in third with 37 points, as he proves a force to be reckoned with on track.
Free Practice kicks off tomorrow morning, with FP1 at 10:30 am Irish time, followed by FP2 shortly after at 2:00 pm.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix (round four) this Sunday, May 9.
The Circuit de Catalunya was built in 1991 and began hosting the Formula One Championship that same year.
Crossing the finish line in first at last year’s Grand Prix was Lewis Hamilton, followed by his closest 2021 competitor, Max Verstappen.
The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, will take place over 66 laps of the 4.675km Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday, May 9.
Sunday’s race will run across 308.55km, with top speeds of 322km/h expected.
Micheal Schumacher currently holds the record for most race wins at this circuit, 6, followed by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who has so far won 5 Grand Prix here.
Current forecasts show that the weather this weekend will remain dry and warm, with highs of 24 degrees celsius seen on Saturday.
Friday will see highs of 21 degrees and Sunday 23.
Chances of rain on Friday are currently at 25%, however, this drops to just 1% for Saturday’s qualifying and just a 15% chance for the race on Sunday.
When/ Where to Watch
Free practice 1 will take place on Friday, May 7 at 10:30 am Irish time, with FP2 kicking off just hours later at 2:00 pm.
FP3 begins on Saturday at 11:00 am GMT and will be followed by Qualifying at 2:00 pm.
For the big day on Sunday, coverage will be on Sky and NOW with lights out at 2:00 pm.
You can catch live coverage of the entire 2021 season, every weekend on Sky Sports F1, or grab a NOW sports package.