2021 Spanish GP Race Preview

07 May – 09 May 2021


Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 17 May 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 27 May 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 38 May 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification8 May 15:00 – 16:00
Race9 May 15:00 – 17:00

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Until 2021 Spanish GP

Track Map

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 66
Track Length: 4.675 km
Race Distance: 308.424 km
2020 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2020 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

2021 Spanish GP

The Spanish GP will be held at  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya located in Montmel√≥, Catalonia, Spain. This track was built in 1991 and held its first Formula 1 GP in the same year. This track has recently been home for Pre-season testing for F1. However, this year the pre-season testing was held at Bahrain.

With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. While drivers enjoy driving on this track, this track is guilty of having terrible wheel to wheel racing due the nature of the track, dirty air generated by the cars, narrow track, and the worst offender T14/T15 Chicane. Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action.

There is some hope as the circuit has made certain modifications to T10 which initially was a pseudo hairpin left hander and now it has been reverted to a variation of the original layout of this turn, which is a much more gently arcing left-hander. As the battle for the championship heats up between Lewis Hamilton and max Verstappen, let’s see what this track has instore for us for the 2021 Spanish GP.

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