Spanish Grand Prix 2019 Just a few months after they finished pounding around it for pre-season testing, the drivers head back to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for round five of the 2019 season. So, who’s best placed to combine their pre-season form, current momentum and Spanish pedigree to boss the weekend? We look at the favourites for success at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Spanish Grand Prix 2019
Place: Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, Spain
Time: 9:10 AM ET
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Who’s the top tip for pole?
Well, we might as well get this out the way early doors – if you’re at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, you’re in Lewis Hamilton territory. Perhaps fittingly for a driver tipped as a potential G.O.A.T. (that’s Greatest Of All Time, not the four-legged animal), Hamilton has shone in recent years at this track that the drivers are so intimately familiar with.
He’s been on pole here for the past three years, and in 2014 too. His erstwhile Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, established Mercedes’ pole position streak at the track in 2013, with the Silver Arrows having taken every P1 on the grid since then, as well as locking out the front row at every race here bar one from 2013 onwards.
So Mercedes and Hamilton are, natch, our favourites for pole – but look out for Valtteri Bottas in the #77 Merc. He’s currently on a two-race run of besting Hamilton in qualifying, and was just 0.040s adrift of his team mate in Q3 in Spain last year…