Hamilton on the brink of history at Spanish Grand Prix
Barcelona, Aug 11: Lewis Hamilton heads to the Spanish Grand Prix getting ready to making Method One historical past.
The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix closing weekend would possibly not have long past in step with plan for Mercedes, however through completing 2d Hamilton registered his 155th podium in F1.
If the six-time champion puts within the most sensible 3 in Barcelona he’s going to surpass Michael Schumacher for essentially the most podiums completed through a unmarried driving force within the historical past of the sequence.
It is going to be the second one time this season the drivers have raced on 3 consecutive weekends and the motion will get below means on Sunday at 15:10 native time (13:10 GMT).
LAST TIME OUT
Mercedes locked out the entrance row in qualifying however Crimson Bull went for a distinct technique, beginning Max Verstappen at the onerous compound whilst the remainder of the highest 10 have been on mediums.
Whilst Verstappen confirmed super tyre control in an excellent victory, Mercedes suffered vital blistering within the Silverstone warmth and pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas needed to accept 3rd at the back of Hamilton.
Charles Leclerc controlled to sneak P4 for Ferrari, whilst Racing Level’s persevered use of rear brake ducts that noticed them docked 15 issues ended in an attraction through the Scuderia.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN SPAIN
Mercedes struggled in scorching prerequisites closing weekend and temperatures are anticipated to be top as soon as once more in Barcelona.
Whilst the tyre allocation will likely be a step tougher this time round, will have to the similar problems rise up it’ll be attention-grabbing to look how the Silver Arrows counter it in this instance.
Racing Level have been reprimanded for the use of their arguable rear brake ducts on the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and are anticipated to proceed operating the portions.
Following Nico Hulkenberg’s spectacular show in that race, they’re anticipated to have Sergio Perez again after he neglected two races following sure checks for coronavirus.
TOP FIVE OPTA STATS
Spanish milestone – This would be the 50th Spanish Grand Prix. Best Germany (64) has hosted F1 in additional seasons amongst international locations that weren’t at the agenda within the inaugural 1950 season.
Rallying Crimson Bull – Max Verstappen scored an excellent victory at Silverstone and has an opportunity to earn his staff back-to-back wins for simply the second one time within the hybrid technology.
4 in a row? – Hamilton has received the former 3 grands prix in Barcelona and can fit Schumacher’s document for essentially the most victories in a row there (2001-2004) if he triumphs on Sunday.
Ferrari driving force in a spin – After completing 12th at Silverstone closing weekend, Sebastian Vettel may fail to attain issues in successive races for the primary time since his maiden F1 season.
House hope – Carlos Sainz has earned issues in each and every of his 5 Spanish Grand Prix appearances. Best in the US (30) has he scored extra issues than in his personal nation (26).
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 107 2. Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull) 77 3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 73 4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 45 5. Lando Norris (McLaren) 38
1. Mercedes 180 2. Crimson Bull 113 3. Ferrari 55 4. McLaren 53 5. Racing Level 41