أرشيف وسم ‘ Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ’

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hamilton's victory, an open goal from Ferrari

This was one of the best races from a race strategy point of view for years. Like last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, strategy decided the outcome, but the two main protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel also surpassed themselves, with heroic drives, making it a truly memorable race. Here we will analyse the momentous decisions that dictated the outcome, at how the pendulum swung from one driver to another several times. And we will also look at how the lowly Sauber team managed to score its […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Il s'appelle Thomas

From agony to happiness. This is what Thomas, a six year old boy from Amiens (France) experienced during his first ever live Formula One race. The little man touched the hearts of the entire Formula One community after being broadcast crying at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, after his racing hero crashed and retired from the race. But tears turned into smiles as Ferrari invited him and his family into the Formula One paddock, where he met Kimi Raikkonen and soon become as famous as […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Raikkonen:

Kimi Raikkonen has failed to finish the Spanish Grand Prix after being involved in a collision on the opening lap. The Scuderia Ferrari driver was tapped from behind at the first corner by Valtteri Bottas and that pushed him into Max Verstappen, which meant the Finn had to pull over to the side of the track with broken front left suspension. Raikkonen reckons he did not see the footage of the incident, but is sure that he left Bottas enough room going into the corner. "I got hit […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hamilton clinches victory in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton won an eventful Spanish the Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, scoring his 55th Formula One career victory, his second of the season and his second at Barcelona. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 3.490 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s driver, which cut Vettel’s lead in the championship standings to six points with still 15 races remaining. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:35:56.497   2.  S. Vettel Ferrari +3.490   3.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull +1:13.978   4.  S. Perez Force India      +1 […]

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

Hamilton unbeatable in Friday sessions

The fifth round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship began with two practice sessions on Friday at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, as teams prepared for the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday. Both 90-minute sessions were run under warm temperatures, a vast departure from when teams were in Barcelona two months ago for winter testing. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, whose fast lap of 1:21.521 was .029 of a second better than the next quickest time of his teammate Valtteri […]

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

Hülkenberg:

Despite having pounded in countless laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Spanish Grand Prix venue hasn’t been too kind to Nico Hülkenberg in the past, with tenth place finishes in 2012 and 2014 the best in his back catalogue. The German driver returns to Barcelona this hoping to break the jinx.  "I’m feeling good. The car is improving at every race and we can deliver. I spent two days at Enstone last week and even some occasional British rain wasn’t an issue", Hülkenberg says. "Barcelona […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hamilton sets pace as second test begins

Lewis Hamilton topped the first morning of the second test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Hamilton set a 1:44.291 during damp conditions at the circuit with track temperatures barely registering above the mid-teens. Felipe Massa was second for Williams, while reserve driver Sébastien Buemi was third for Red Bull. Jenson Button was fourth for McLaren, ahead of Nico Hulkenberg, who set only one flying lap at the end of the session. Max Chilton was sixth for Marussia despite the MR-03 stopping early in […]