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Last Updated at 23:22
15 May 15:54 The Dutch national anthem plays out at the Barcelona circuit as Max Verstappen makes F1 history. 
15 May 15:53 What an incredible race! Max Verstappen becomes the youngest ever winner of  a Formula 1 race.  
15 May 15:45 Max Verstappen, in his first outing for Red Bull, wins the 2016 Spanish GP!
15 May 15:44 Ricciardo pits. Can Red Bull team mate Verstappen keep it together?
15 May 15:43 Such a pity for Ricciardo who led the grid during the early stages.
15 May 15:43 Ricciardo suffers a puncture!
15 May 15:42 Round 5 of the 2016 season has been unpredictable. Is the Spanish GP the best race so far this season? 
15 May 15:40 Lap 63/66 Raikkonen's experience could come into play if Verstappen makes a mistake. If...
15 May 15:38 Verstappen has a chance to make F1 history in Spain. Can he hold on just a little longer.
15 May 15:36 lap 61/66 1 Verstappen 2 Raikkonen 3 Vettel 4 Ricciardo 
15 May 15:35 Is Raikkonen hesitant to overtake Verstappen? He needs to make his move and soon with 6 laps left...
15 May 15:34 Ricciardo just missed a chance to take the third spot.
15 May 15:32 Lap 58/66 As the final laps loom, the Spanish GP circuit could see an 18-year-old race to victory. 
15 May 15:24 lap 53/66 Nail-biting stuff from Red Bull and Ferrari - Verstappen fends off a determined Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel in third followed by Ricciardo
15 May 15:21 Raikkonen chasing Verstappen for the lead. Verstappen hasn't placed a wheel wrong throughout the race, absolute class from the rookie.
15 May 15:19 Verstappen driving a superb race in Spain as he continues to lead. Outstanding from the 18-year-old rookie. 
15 May 15:17 Fernando Alonso's race is over. He's out of his car. Disappointing for McLaren - it appears to be power loss 
15 May 15:15 Fernando Alonso off the track
15 May 15:14 Lap 46/66 1 Verstappen 2 Raikkonen 3 Vettel 4 Ricciardo 
15 May 15:11 The Saubers nearly repeating the Mercedes duo crash
15 May 15:10 Ricciardo and Verstappen could pull off a Red Bull one-two in Spain if they maintain their superb pace. 
15 May 15:07 lap 42 1 Ricciardo 2 Verstappen 3 Raikkonen 4 Vettel
15 May 15:03 Fantastic racing in Spain as Red Bull battles Ferrari.
15 May 15:00 Interesting strategies in Spain as teams play pit-stop musical chairs.
15 May 14:59 Ricciardo back in the lead followed by Vettel and Verstappen.
15 May 14:57 Kimi Raikkonen leads followed by Daniel Ricciardo
15 May 14:57 Verstappen pits.
15 May 14:56 Verstappen still leads the pack. Can he hold the Ferraris at bay?
FINAL LAP Raikkonen in P2, Vettel in P3, Ricciardo in P4, Bottas in P5, Sainz in P6!
FINAL LAP Verstappen wins the Spanish Grand Prix!! The youngest ever driver to do so!
FINAL LAP Bottas now into P4! Verstappen in the lead in the final lap!
Lap 65 Ricciardo suffers a tyre puncture with two laps to go!
Lap 64 3 laps to go and Verstappen is now a second ahead of Raikkonen!
Lap 63 Intense battle here between Ferrari and Red Bull!
Lap 62 Ricciardo continues to harass Vettel but the Ferrari driver refuses to budge.
Lap 62 Grosjean retires!
Lap 62 Raikkonen doesn't have too long if he is to take Verstappen here.
Lap 62 5 laps to go! Ricciardo locks after he tries to take Vettel's inside. Vettel keeps P3.
Lap 60 Vettel angry at Ricciardo after the two touch during Ricciardo's onslaught.
Lap 60 Brilliant! Vettel does brilliant to keep out Ricciardo after an array of attacks!
Lap 59 RIcciardo is the only one in the top 4 to make an attempt at an overtake so far...
Lap 58 Raikkonen seems hesitant to overtake Verstappen.
Lap 57 Ricciardo eying up Vettel but declines to complete the move, while Raikkonen lines up Verstappen further down the track.
Lap 56 10 laps to go and Verstappen continues to lead!
Lap 55 Kvyat just set fastest lap.
Lap 54 Ricciardo now under a second behind Vettel in P3.
Lap 53 Raikkonen locks up for a second time in Turn 10 in two laps.
Lap 52 Raikkonen now 0.5secs behind Verstappen but the youngster continues to keep him at bay.
Lap 51 Ericsson complains about Nasr's driving style!
Lap 51 The Finnish Ferrari drive can't seem to get into the right situation to make a move on Verstappen.
Lap 50 16 laps to go!
Lap 49 Ricciardo is cutting time on Vettel now. Gap is down to 3secs.
Lap 48 Raikkonen is sizing up Verstappen for an overtake here for the race-lead.
Lap 48 Yellow flag waved now at sector 1.
Lap 47 Alonso out! Sector 1. "No power, no power." is shouted on the radio.
Lap 47 He would also become the first teenager to ever gain a podium place.
Lap 46 Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever podium finisher.
Lap 45 Both Renault's are running on the hard compound tyres now. The only team on the grid to do so.
Lap 45 Raikkonen is less than a second behind race leader Verstappen now.
Lap 44 Grosjean now running in P16.
Lap 43 Ricciardo pits! The Aussie puts on mediums and he comes out in P4 behind Vettel!
Lap 42 Impressively, Toro Rosso's Sainz is running in P6 behind Bottas.
Lap 42 Ricciardo really preserving his tyres well here.
Lap 41 Alonso pits and comes out in P12 with a host of drivers yet to stop.
Lap 40 Massa currently in P6,however, another pit stop is due for the Brazilian.
Lap 40 Vettel just set fastest lap.
Lap 39 Ricciardo is the only one in the top 4 that is currently on softs.
Lap 38 The German comes out in P4.
Lap 37 Nevermind! Vettel is back in the pits and puts on Mediums.
Lap 36 Ferrari just did dummy pit stop to prompt another team to make a move.
Lap 36 Raikkonen also behind some traffic and is four seconds behind Verstappen.
Lap 35 Raikkonen boxes! Kimi comes out behind Verstappen and also puts on mediums.
Lap 35 Raikkonen now the race leader! Let's see when makes his stop.
Lap 35 Verstappen pits! Mediums on and he comes out in P4.
Lap 34 Both Ferrari's cutting time on the two Red Bull's now.
Lap 33 Alonso continues to put pressure on eighth placed Button.
Lap 32 Gutierrez completes a smooth move over Nasr for P13.
Lap 31 Vettel and Ricciardo now breaking each others fastest lap times.
Lap 31 Looks like Raikkonen will be racing Verstappen and Vettel will battle Ricciardo.
Lap 30 Vettel comes back out behind Ricciardo and loses four seconds on him.
Lap 29 Verstappen back in the lead! Vettel retreats into the pits.
Lap 29 Ricciardo comes back out in 4th.
Lap 28 Ricciardo slots into the pits and puts on soft compounds! Interesting ....
Lap 28 The last time for Red Bull to win a race was back in 2014, with current race leader Ricciardo to do so.
Lap 27 Raikkonen still quietly running in fourth.
Lap 26 Massa and Kvyat clearly on the 3 stop strategy as they both enter the pits for the second time.
Lap 25 Vettel continues to hound Verstappen, while the young Dutch driver closes the gap on his teammate and race leader Ricciardo.
Lap 23 Gutierrez completes a sexy overtake on Magnussen in Turn 1 to claim P12.
Lap 23 Raikkonen in P4, six seconds behind Ricciardo.
Lap 22 Yellow flag waved in sector 3.
Lap 22 The Force India driver is told to stop in a safe spot for the fire marshall.
Lap 21 Hulkenberg on fire!
Lap 20 Battle for 1st heats up now as 3 second separates Ricciardo from Verstappen and Vettel.
Lap 20 This is the first pointless race for Mercedes since USA 2012.
Lap 19 Vettel sets Verstappen in his sights. Expect an overtake soon.
Lap 18 Vettel is gunning down the two Red Bull's. They will be checking their review mirrors for that red car.
Lap 17 McLaren duo Button and Alonso running in P8 and P9 respectively. Very impressive for their Honda-powered engine.
Lap 16 Top 4 all running on mediums now.
Lap 16 Vettel now in the pits and comes out behind the two Red Bulls and slots into third.
Lap 15 Vettel is trying to gain an edge with his soft tyres while Ricciardo is on his mediums before the German makes his first pit stop.
Lap 14 Alonso behind Button now, hopefully we don't see another inter-team battle ending in disaster.
Lap 13 Ricciardo and Verstappen came out their pits in P3 and P4 respectively.
Lap 13 Bottas and Raikkonen also in the pits now.
Lap 12 Verstappen now goes into the pits and gives his race lead to Vettel.
Lap 11 Race leader Ricciardo makes his first pit stop and puts on mediums. 18-year-old Verstappen is now the race leader!
Lap 11 Massa gains two places from his P18 and is now in P16.
Lap 11 Sainz retreats to the pits and joins Jenson Button.
Lap 10 Vettel closes the gap on the two Red Bull's.
Lap 10 Hulkenberg and Kvyat in the pits now.
Lap 10 Raikkonen struggling to get ahead of Sainz now while Vettel pulls away but manages to ease his way passed him on Turn 1.
Lap 9 Kvyat told to give position back to Hulkenberg and Magnussen.
Lap 9 Palmer and Grosjean trade paint!
Lap 8 Gap is now 6 seconds between Ricciardo and Vettel.
Lap 8 Brilliant move from Vettel as he takes Sainz on the inside while Raikkonen is stuck behind Sainz.
Lap 7 Raikkonen behind Vettel and Sainz, hoping for his teammate to take Sainz so they can begin to start their onslaught.
Lap 6 Vettel attacks Sainz on the outside but the Spaniard manages to keep his position.
Lap 6 Sainz is doing brilliant holding up Vettel.
Lap 5 If Ferrari or Red Bull are to win a race this season, now is there perfect chance!
Lap 5 Vettel desperate to get pass Sainz into P3.
Lap 4 Race leader Ricciardo sets fastest lap.
Lap 4 Stewards will investigate the Mercedes incident after the race.
Lap 4 Sainz running in third behind his two senior drivers.
Lap 4 Race restarts! Ricciardo and Verstappen are setting the pace.
Lap 3 Safety car is still out.
Lap 2 Top ten so far: 1 Ricciardo; 2 Verstappen; 3 Sainz; 4 Vettel; 5 Raikkonen; 6 Bottas; 7 Perez; 8 Button; 9 Alonso; 10 Grosjean
Lap 1 Mercedes backroom staff don't look too happy.
Lap 1 Safety car is out now as they clean up the debris from the Mercedes cars taking each other out.
Lap 1 Mercedes take each other out! Rosberg drove off Hamilton, the Brit recovered and took Rosberg out!
START GREEN LIGHT! Hamilton pulls away, Rosberg fails to challenge!
14:00 Formation lap is a go! Drivers warming up their tyres trying to get traction.
13:58 Formation lap to get underway soon...
13:57 Full house today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya! Starting grid looks buzzing.
13:56 Teams walking about the track now absorbing the atmosphere.
13:55 Nico Hulkenberg expecting a good performance: "The car is much improved this week, but it is very tight in the midfield. I think the tyres will play a key roll today."
13:50 Interesting trivia, in the last nine Spanish Grands Prix, there has been nine different winners.
13:45 Paul Hembery of Pirelli reckons that a three-stop race will be more viable than a two-stop.
13:42 Haas driver Gutierrez will be eager to score his first points at the Spanish Grand Prix as he continues to be overshadowed by his teammate Romain Grosjean.
13:40 The Pitlane is open, 20 minutes till the race!
13:35 As we've seen this season with Rosberg, if Hamilton can make a clean getaway then he is almost guaranteed race victory.
13:30 Red Bull will be looking stay ahead of the two Ferrari's throughout the race after managing to edge them during qualifiers.
13:28 Ferrari chief Marchionne on Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel: ""I still think we still have two of the worlds best pilots. We probably have the best pilots."
13:20 Drivers are currently doing the bus parade now, all smiles and waving to fans!
13:19 McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will be looking to replicate his qualifying form after making it into Q3 for the first time this season.
13:18 Verstappen ahead of his Red Bull debut: ""You can be worried, but I am just trying to do my best and I think that takes a lot of pressure away."
13:15 Just a little a track information. The Barcelona circuit is 4.655 km long, Ferrari have the most constructor wins (12) and there are 66 laps to be raced.
13:10 At the moment, Hamilton will be looking to close the 43 point gap that Rosberg has on him on the Drivers standings.
13:10 F1 legend Michael Schumacher has the most race wins on the track while he was with Ferrari, recording victories in 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
13:05 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is on pole this time round! With Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in P2 and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo in P3.
13:00 It's race day ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya! We're an underway in one hours time!
15:05 Top ten on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix tomorrow: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Ricciardo; 4 Verstappen; 5 Raikkonen; 6 Vettel; 7 Bottas; 8 Sainz; 9 Perez; 10 Alonso.
15:03 Hamilton snatches pole! Rosberg second! Ricciardo three! Verstappen in four! The Two Ferrari's are in 5th and 6th!
15:02 Hamilton already goes faster than Rosberg in the first and second sector.
15:02 Rosberg follows, again.
15:01 Hamilton starts his hot lap!
15:00 Hamilton back out! Hoping to have a clean lap this time. Pole is definitely up for grabs here.
14:59 Sainz ready to go out now and set a final lap time.
14:58 Verstappen will be absolutely delighted with that run.
14:57 Alonso yet to make an appearance yet. Along with Ricciardo.
14:57 Vettel only manages P4!
14:56 Verstappen splits the two Mercedes! P2 for the Dutchman!
14:55 Hamilton in the pits now as his team tries to get him back out on the track.
14:55 Raikkonen now out the track!
14:54 Rosberg puts in a 1:22.475, almost second faster than Hamilton's messy lap!
14:53 Hamilton locks up on the turn and messes up his flying lap! Rosberg takes advantage continues his lap!
14:51 The World Champion starts his flying lap! Rosberg right behind him though.
14:50 Hamilton leads the pack once again.
14:50 Green light! 12 minutes to fight for pole!
14:50 Verstappen looking very hungry going into the final qualifiers.
14:45 The fight for pole will include: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Verstappen; 4 Raikkonen; 5 Ricciardo; 6 Vettel; 7 Perez; 8 Bottas; 9 Sainz; 10 Alonso.
14:45 Drop outs in this session: Hulkenberg; Button; Kvyat; Grosjean; Magnussen; Gutierrez.
14:44 Alonso survives and makes into Q3 for the first time this season!
14:42 Button does well but Hulkenberg kicks him back to P11! Only for his Force India teammate Perez to knock him out!
14:42 Button desperately tries to claw his way out of the red zone.
14:41 Raikkonen gets back out to complete a good lap after his mistake on his first try. Posts a time of 1:23.504 behind Verstappen and ahead of Vettel.
14:39 Currently in the drop zone, Magnussen, Button, Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Gutierrez.
14:38 Vettel fails to beat Verstappen and goes P5. While Kimi decides to change tyres as he was unhappy.
14:38 Raikkonen and Vettel shows face and on hot laps.
14:37 5 minutes left to play!
14:36 Ricciardo goes in P3 now, almost 1.5secs behind the Mercedes, only for Verstappen to pip him to that third spot!
14:35 Ferrari yet to make an appearance yet.
14:35 Sainz slots into P3 behind the Silver Arrows!
14:34 Quite a few cars now on the track! Expect some of them to run into some traffic.
14:33 Hulkenberg on a good lap now! Both Force India's will be pushing hard in this session.
14:32 Hamilton laps a time of 1:22.159! Fastest of the day so far. Rosberg fails to match him.
14:31 Rosberg starts his hot lap as well.
14:31 Hamilton begins his flying lap. Probably going to settle for only one lap.
14:30 Rosberg finished in P1 during the first round.
14:30 Hamilton leads the way followed by Rosberg!
14:27 15 minutes for Q2.
14:26 Green light and Q2 is underway!
14:25 Aiming to make it into Q3 are: Rosberg; Hamilton; Verstappen; Ricciardo; Raikkonen; Vettel; Bottas; Gutierrez; Hulkenberg; Sainz; Alonso; Button; Magnussen; Kvyat; Perez; Grosjean.
14:22 The six casualties in Q1: Palmer; Massa; Ericsson; Nasr; Wehrlein; Haryanto.
14:22 Massa out of Q1!
14:22 Magnussen also saves himself after chilling in the drop zone for a little while.
14:21 Massa and Button currently in the drop zone.
14:20 Grosjean gets out the drop zone!
14:20 Top 9 stay in the pits as the session comes to a close.
14:18 Grosjean back on the circuit now as he attempts to pull himself out the drop zone.
14:16 Palmer, Grosjean, Nasr, Ericsson, Haryanto and Wehrlein all in the drop zone so far with 3 minutes to go.
14:16 Alonso currently running in P8, still aiming for the third round.
14:15 Vettel puts in an average lap places behind Raikkonen and Verstappen into P5.
14:15 Kvyat goes into P7.
14:13 Verstappen pips Raikkonen to third! The Finn slots into P4 ahead of Sainz.
14:12 Red Bull and Williams are the only cars yet to make an appearance in Q1.
14:11 Force India's Perez currently on his hot lap. Expected to get through this round with ease.
14:10 Rosberg continues to outshine the Brit and does a 1:23.002!
14:10 10 minutes left in this session.
14:10 Hamilton does 1:23.214 and unsurprisingly slots into P1.
14:08 Qualy favourites Hamilton and Rosberg now on the track with soft compound tyres.
14:07 Ericsson goes ahead of the two Manors!
14:07 The two Saubers now battling Manor for track position ahead of Sunday's race.
14:05 Wehrlein sets the first time of Q1 with a 1:26.148, only for Haryanto to pip him with a 1:26.048.
14:03 Perez and Ericsson join the two Manors on the track.
14:03 Haryanto joins his teammate in the Manor.
14:02 Green light! Wehrlein gets Q1 going.
14:01 Drivers jump into their cars as they get ready for their hot laps!
14:00 Plenty of fans out there today on the grass banks enjoying the sun.
14:00 The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is 4.6km long and the track temperature is 42 degrees.
13:58 Alonso and Sainz will be soaking up their home Spanish crowd.
13:51 Despite the slight drizzle that came down late into FP2 yesterday, sunshine dawns over the Spanish circuit.
13:48 Hamilton on a prospective grid-place penalty: "I am only in F1 to win. I've had a gearbox failure, an engine failure, another engine failure, and nearly another engine failure [in the Russian GP]. I've only got two engines left for the rest of the season. I am going to have to take a penalty at some stage."
13:40 McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will be curious to see how the Honda upgrades pan out during qualy.
13:35 Can Lewis Hamilton pip his rival and teammate Nico Rosberg during qualifiers? It will surely be an advantage for the Brit as he seeks his first win of the season.
13:30 Verstappen was impressive in FP3 as he finished above his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, can the youngster surprise onlookers in his first qualy with his new RB12?
13:10 No penalties as of yet. Drivers will be battling for track position without anything to think about.
13:05 Recap of what transpired during FP3: Nico Rosberg topped a Mercedes 1-2 despite a slight worry when his W07 entered protective limp home mode while Sebastian Vettel in third was a tenth off the pace.
13:00 Welcome back to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. Six drivers drop off at the end of this session.
12:01 That is it for now. Please join us in two hours for qualifying for the Spanish GP. Cheers!
12:00 Chequered flag is out and FP2 ends with a Mercedes 1-2 with Rosberg ahead of Hamilton. Vettel in P3 is 0.147s off the pace.
11:59 Vettel tries for a second hot lap but it is a full second slower than his previous best.
11:58 Alonso has slotted into tenth place, 1.477s off the pace.
11:57 Grosjean is unhappy with Magnussen as he feels the Renault driver pushed him wide in the corner.
11:56 Rosberg is back on track and Vettel is flying. The Ferrari man is quickest in the first sector, quickest in the second, and he goes third having lost time in the final sector. He is 0.147s down on Rosberg's best.
11:54 Now it is Red Bull's turn with Verstappen P3 and Ricciardo P4. They are 0.6 and 0.7s off Rosberg's pace.
11:53 Kvyat jumps up to sixth place in the Toro Rosso, 1.4s off the pace. Make that seventh as Perez has just gone sixth.
11:51 Raikkonen is flying, quickest in the first sector, personal best in the second and it is a 1:24.110 for the Ferrari driver. However, his lap was shot by Haryanto up ahead of him who forced Raikkonen to back off in the final two corners.
11:50 Bottas jumps to fourth on his soft tyre qualy sim and Gutierrez improves to 14th.
11:46 A 1:23.204 for the World Champion leaves him in second place. Again he lost time in the second sector. 0.126s down on Rosberg.
11:45 Rosberg in the garage, Hamilton on the track on brand new soft tyres and he is flying.
11:44 He reports "still a problem" and is told "box, box, box". He does and is pushed back into the garage.
11:43 Rosberg is doing an extremely slow out-lap. Great for saving rubber, useless for getting heat into them and the brakes. Oh no! It is a problem for Rosberg!
11:42 Rosberg leaves the Mercedes pit with a brand new set of soft tyres on his W07. Qualy sim anyone?
11:41 Ricciardo heads back into the pits not able to improve on his time. The only driver still lapping is Manor's Haryanto.
11:36 Ricciardo takes seventh place on his first flying lap. That puts him two places behind Verstappen.
11:33 Verstappen has improved to fifth place, dropping Bottas to P6. Alonso, though, is still ahead of both with all three setting their times on the soft Pirellis.
11:32 Over at Renault, Magnussen goes P10 while Palmer is 15th. They are separated by eight-tenths of a second.
11:29 Verstappen slides into sixth place in the Red Bull on the soft tyres.
11:27 Alosno has jumped up to fourth place in his McLaren but he's on the soft tyres like the Mercedes pairing whereas all those around him on the mediums.
11:24 Track temperature is up to 31'C as Hamilton starts a flying lap. It is a 1:23.485 for the triple World Champion.
11:23 A mistake for Vettel, who tells Ferrari he messed up the last sector.
11:22 Change at the top as Vettel pips Raikkonen by a seventh tenths only to be blitzed by Rosberg. A 1:23.078 for the Mercedes driver puts him a full second ahead of Vettel. His lap, though, was on the softs to Vettel's mediums.
11:21 As for tyre strategy in Sunday's 66-lap race, the Williams made reckons "majority 2s but we'll see some 3s."
11:19 Pat Symonds puts the slow start to FP3 down to teams having already known their tyres and thus using them already in FP2. He also says the track conditions will improve later in the hour so no major reason for teams to run now. Remember this is probably the best-known track on the F1 calendar as the teams test here in pre-season - and will again this coming Tuesday and Wednesday in the first in-season test.
11:18 After yesterday's electrical troubles, Gutierrez is back in the running and puts his Haas P2, half a second behind Raikkonen.
11:17 It is a 1:24.916 for the Finn and puts him P1.
11:15 Raikkonen is out on track after the earlier work on his Ferrari and starts a flying lap.
11:14 Medium tyres have been the most used so far this morning but the drivers do also have the hard and soft Pirellis available.
11:12 Perez hits the front ahead of Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Nasr, Ericsson and Wehrlein.
11:10 More times coming through as the drivers head out to conduct their morning's programme. Not Alonso, though. He is out the car, helmet-less and looking very relaxed.
11:07 No sign of either Ferrari driver yet and we may not see Raikkonen for a while as Ferrari are currently working on the rear of his SF16-H.
11:05 Hamilton heads back into the pits after his installation lap but heads right back out, practicing a start at the end of the pit lane before pulling away.
11:04 Nasr goes on to post the first time of the session, a 1:27.137.
11:03 One by one the rest of the field heads out with Nasr and Button opting for two laps. Meanwhile Alonso gives the crowd - his home crowd - a wave as he puts in his installation lap.
11:01 Rio Haryanto and Romain Grosjean, who declared his Haas to be "undriveable" in FP2, are the first drivers out on track.
11:00 The light goes green and FP3 is underway in Spain.
10:55 Five minutes to the start of the 60-minute FP3.
10:47 It is another beautiful day in Catalunya with blue skies overhead. Air temperature is 17'C and the track is 10 degrees hotter.
10:40 Best of the rest went to Carlos Sainz, who remained as a Toro Rosso driver after Red Bull opted to promote his team-mate Max Verstappen to a Red Bull seat. Daniil Kvyat was dropped back to Toro Rosso. Daniel Ricciardo was P6, Verstappen P8 and Kvyat P15.
10:38 Kimi Raikkonen was second quickest, 0.254s off the pace, while Lewis Hamilton was fourth ahead of Sebastian Vettel..
10:36 Friday's running saw an intriguing battle between Mercedes and Ferrari for the top spot. Ferrari set the pace in FP1 but ran the soft tyres to Mercedes' mediums while in FP2 Mercedes moved onto the mediums with Nico Rosberg hitting the front.
10:30 Welcome back to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local.
15:35 Join us tomorrow again for FP3 and qualifiers! Cheers!
15:32 Chequered flag waved! Rosberg takes fastest spot, Raikkonen in second and Hamilton in third!
15:30 Also worth noting, Sainz is currently ahead of Verstappen, withe the Red Bull youngster in P8.
15:30 Kvyat and Sainz are ten places apart. The Russian in 15th and the Spaniard in 5th.
15:25 Not much movement expected here in terms of track position.
15:23 10 minutes left Raikkonen still in second.
15:21 Slight bit of rain coming down on the tack now, nothing too serious though for drivers to switch to inters.
15:20 Vettel on used supersofts is five seconds behind Rosberg.
15:17 Rosberg still fastest so far with 15 minutes to go.
15:16 Everyone out on the track now except Gutierrez, Button and Hulkenburg.
15:14 Palmer looks like he is ready to go back out after his early tyre puncture!
15:12 Grosjean on the team radio: "The car is very very very difficult to drive."
15:08 Button manages to get his car back out on the track now. Still almost 2secs behind session leader Rosberg though.
15:07 Everyone out on the track now for the last 30 minutes! only Button, Gutierrez and Palmer sit out.
15:05 Gutierrez in the Haas garage trying to fix an electronic problem.
15:04 Ricciardo on the track now with green aero paint on his RB12.
15:02 Vettel and Rosberg back out now. Vettel on used mediums and Rosberg on used softs.
15:01 Rosberg, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Vettel all in the pits now.
15:00 Kvyat on used Mediums now and his running in P14 ahead of Massa and behind Magnussen.
14:58 Perez and Hulkenberg doing very similar times, unsurprisingly.
14:56 Sainz doing well on his softs, he has done 14 laps on them.
14:55 Hamilton splits the two red cars! Goes inbetween Raikkonen and Vettel into P3.
14:54 Hamilton on the softs now as well! Can he pip his teammate and two Ferarri's?
14:53 Problem! Ferrari on the radio: "Slow down Kimi, slow down and box. We potentially have an issue.It seems like we have a fuel system problem Kimi, so slow down and box."
14:52 Alonso back on the turf now and running on softs!
14:50 Hamilton still in ninth position so far. Expect him to be at the top end of the grid after his run on softs.
14:50 As expected! Rosberg goes fastest with a time of 1:23.922, but only by a quarter of second ahead of Raikkonen.
14:47 Rosberg on the softs, expect him to go fastest.
14:44 Hulkenberg fails to split the two Red Bulls and slots in at 6th fastest in this session so far. 45 minutes left.
14:42 Verstappen posts a good time of 1:25.375 with his new wings just behind Ricciardo! While Vettel puts in a power lap and goes second fastest.
14:41 Ricciardo also running on softs as Sainz and Raikkonen still lead in one and two.
14:38 Vettel runs softs for the first time this session. Manages to go 10th fastest after a blunder.
14:37 One hour left in this session!
14:36 Alonso now out his car and looks happy with his time! Lovely to see the Spaniard in good spirits.
14:35 Magnussen now doing all the work in the Renault as he has to collect data for two cars now that Palmer is out of today's action.
14:33 Massa's car just showered sparks when he went off the track for a moment. Looked dangerous!
14:30 He said on the radio: "We're lucky this is downhill in the pits - it's stopped."
14:30 Button's car stopped working. Back in the garage.
14:29 Williams' Bottas on the softs now as well. Everyone following Ferrari's example.
14:27 Sainz goes second fastest! Also on the soft tyre though.
14:26 Raikkonen on the soft tyre, and he is lapping almost a second better than his previous lap.
14:25 Verstappen has just gone second quickest.
14:25 Hamilton now out on the mediums as well. Goes fastest with a time in the 1:25s
14:22 Vettel running strong in this session on his used mediums.
14:20 Green light on again! FP2 back underway.
14:17 TRIVIA: The first Grand Prix was held 66 years ago today in Silverstone.
14:16 Red Flag now waved on the track as they move the Renault out the way.
14:15 He was running on Medium tyres if that will help any theories as to what happened.
14:13 Palmer suffered his puncture immediately after the starting line! Looks like he his out of the session after not featuring in FP1.
14:12 Palmer gets hit with a puncture on his left rear! Virtual safety car out now.
14:10 Spotlight on Max Verstappen, the youngster seems to be composed being put in the hot seat. It is only Friday though, still a long way to go.
14:10 Championship Nico Rosberg now having a go on the track! Back on the mediums it seems.
14:10 Only to be beaten by Raikkonen and Magnussen.
14:06 Grosjean on the hards posts the fastest time five minutes into the session.
14:05 Raikkonen now out on the mediums.
14:05 Mediums and hards dominate the choice of tyre in the early stages of FP2.
14:05 Grosjean, Nasr, Gutierrez and Wehrlein follow closely behind.
14:05 Green light! FP2 is underway! Manor driver Rio Haryanto leads the pack!
14:00 Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz garnering plenty of support from their local crowd.
13:55 This session is to take place over 90 minutes, lets see if you can spot any improvements that need to be made with the cars today. Maybe even a possible race winner?
13:45 With plenty of upgrades made across the gird, will be interesting to see how much data teams can collect today and tomorrow morning.
13:40 Weather looks prime for drivers to burn some tyres. Sunshine hovers over the track.
13:25 Quite a few teams ran the hard compound tyres in FP1 with Manor, McLaren, Ferrari, Williams and Force India all trying them out.
13:20 It's also worth noting that Mercedes were running on Mediums while Ferrari on softs.
13:15 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took top spot during FP1, with teammate Kimi Raikkonen behind him. Silver Arrow duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton placed third and fourth fastest respectively.
13:10 Everyone has set times during FP1 in Spain, except for Renault development driver Esteban Ocon.
13:05 Just a reminder of what transpired during FP1: As all eyes and cameras looked to Max Verstappen in his Red Bull debut, it was Ferraris soft tyres that beat Mercedes mediums to the 1-2 in FP1 at Barcelona.
13:00 Welcome back to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya! Second practice to get underway in a few moments!
11:32 So that's it for FP1, join us in two hours for the build-up to FP2. Cheers!
11:31 Vettel tried to get out for one final lap but had to brake at the end of the pit lane and get a push back as he just missed the red light.
11:30 The chequered flag is out and FP1 ends with a Ferrari 1-2 followed by a Mercedes 3-4. Ferrari, though, set their times on the soft Pirellis while Mercedes used the slower medium tyres. Red Bull 5-6 with Ricciardo ahead of Verstappen and Bottas P7.
11:27 It looks as if Manor will be finishing FP1 slowest of all with Wehrlein ahead of Haryanto. They are separated by almost a full second in the German's favour.
11:24 Vettel is back out on his used soft tyres as too are both Mercedes drivers, they are lapping on the mediums.
11:20 Following on his earlier spin at Turn 5, Massa now runs off the track at that same corner.
11:19 Button, who is P19, is reportedly having issues with his steering.
11:18 So far so good for McLaren and their updates as Alonso is inside the top ten but only barely. He is P10.
11:14 Over at Red Bull, Ricciardo is P5, one place ahead of Verstappen. They are separated by just under two-tenths.
11:09 Sainz improves to eighth place, Kvyat is P12.
11:06 Grosjean reports: "The car is a disaster at low speed."
11:05 Times from Haas with Grosjean slotting into 15th place and Gutierrez P16.
11:03 Vettel puts a new set of softs on his Ferrari and hits the front. A 1:23.951 for the German driver.
10:59 Ocon will not be setting a time this season as Renault have reported an undisclosed problem that won't be fixed before the end of the session.
10:58 Verstappen has swapped his hard tyres for the mediums and jumps up to fifth place. 1.5s down on Raikkonen's best, which was set on the soft rubber.
10:55 Hamilton is also back out on a new set of medium tyres.
10:54 Rosberg is back out on track with a new set of medium tyres and closes the gap to Raikkonen by three-tenths.
10:50 Ocon is another who has yet to set a time. He reportedly had a puncture earlier.
10:49 We are still waiting for times from either Haas driver with both Grosjean and Gutierrez covering 3 laps but pitting without setting a time.
10:44 Soft tyre run for Raikkonen puts him P1 with a 1:24.089.
10:43 Raikkonen breaks the silence and Ocon follows him out.
10:40 A slight pause in the action as the drivers head back to the pits having used their first set of tyres.
10:39 Verstappen has jumped up to seventh place on the hard tyre. He is 2 seconds off the pace.
10:38 Top four are Rosberg, Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen. Mercedes, Ferrari, Mercedes, Ferrari. Next in line is Bottas in the Williams and Ricciardo in the Red Bull.
10:34 A 1:24.880 for Rosberg on the mediums puts him back at the front.
10:31 A minor problem for Verstappen, who reports "I can't accelerate". And then off he goes so clearly that has been resolved.
10:29 Massa spins Turn 5.
10:28 Change at the top as Vettel, using the soft tyres, edges Rosberg, who was on the mediums. It is a 1:25.193 for the Ferrari driver.
10:27 A lot of smoke at Force India coming from Perez's car. Asked if he could "see smoke", he responded: "Yes, I don't know if it's the brakes or the engine."
10:23 A moment for Max as he out-brakes himself and locks up getting his RB12 back onto the track.
10:22 Raikkonen has gradually shaved time off Mercedes' lead but the gap is still 0.242s.
10:21 Vettel's car is getting some wheels and getting ready to go. Ferrari will be running the new front win on his SF16-H.
10:20 Button heads out to join the fray.
10:19 More times coming through with Raikkonen up to third, 0.261 down, Hulkenberg is fourth ahead of Nasa, Ericsson and Haryanto.
10:18 Mercedes, who have updated their sidepod and floor, are currently putting the new front wing on Hamilton's car. Rosberg's now has the old one.
10:14 Kvyat is marking his seat in the STR11, pointing out a few places where he needs some adjustments made.
10:13 More laps, more improvements with Rosberg shaving a tenth off his time and Hamilton closing the gap to 0.002 seconds. Could it get any closer!
10:09 Rosberg lowers the benchmark to a 1:25.4 and Hamlton ups his pace to a 1:25.9.
10:08 A 1:29.834 for Hamilton is the first time on the board. Rosberg pips him with a 1:26.951.
10:06 Hamilton is running his fourth MGU-H this weekend. His last two failed in qualifying in China and two weeks later in Russia. He is running an updated version this weekend which is why he is onto number four.
10:05 Mercedes make their first appearance with Hamilton taking to the track followed by Rosberg.
10:04 Kvyat is out there, putting in his first lap back with Toro Rosso as Marko watches on.
10:03 Only Rosberg and Hamilton have yet to venture out of the pits.
10:01 One by one the drivers head out for their installation laps with Nico Hulkenberg the latest to put in his lap.
10:01 One by one the drivers head out for their installation laps with Nico Hulkenberg the latest to put in his lap.
10:00 Green light and we are go at Barcelona with Romain Grosjean the first driver out followed by Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.
09:53 One test driver in action with Esteban Ocon replacing Jolyon Palmer at Renault. That, though, is just for this session with Palmer confident his place at the team is not under threat.
09:52 Another thing to watch out for this weekend is the upgrades. Spain, the start of the European leg, usually sees a raft of upgrades from all the teams and today isn't expected to be any different. Front wings, rear wings, floors, ducts and even a streamlined VJM09 should be out on track shortly.
09:47 The Mercedes driver has not won a grand prix since last year's Austin race while his team-mate Nico Rosberg has seven on the trot. By the way, only three drivers have ever won the opening four races of the season and all three won that year's World title. Can Rosberg add his name to that list? He's really hoping he can but says he's not getting carried away.
09:43 How Verstappen will cope against Daniel Ricciardo is one hot topic this weekend, so too is whether Lewis Hamilton can finally get back to winning ways.
09:36 Max, though, reckons it was more of a risk for Red Bull to place him with Toro Rosso last season then it is to promote him ahead of race five this season. Only time will tell.
09:35 And while thoughts go out to Kvyat, who was sacked on the phone by Helmut Marko while watching Game of Thrones (fitting don't you think?), there is a lot of excitement surrounding Verstappen's debut as he is a star for the future or even the now. There, however, concerns about how he will cope with the pressure of racing for a top team.
09:33 All eyes - and cameras - are on 18-year-old Max Verstappen this morning as he makes his Red Bull Racing debut. In the wake of the Russian GP, the team announced that Daniil Kvyat was being demoted to Toro Rosso with his RB12 going to Dutch teenager Verstappen.
09:30 Welcome to a sunny Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first of Friday's two practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local and this session runs for 90 minutes starting on the hour.
Driver Standings
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:31.684 1:41:40.017 2
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:31.337 0.616 2
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:32.218 5.581 3
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:50.734 43.950 4
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:32.746 45.271 2
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:30.963 61.395 2
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:31.841 79.538 2
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:32.164 80.707 3
9 Jenson Button McLaren 1:30.827 1 LAP 2
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:31.693 1 LAP 3
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:32.423 1 LAP 2
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:31.973 1 LAP 3
13 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:32.207 1 LAP 2
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:33.434 1 LAP 2
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:32.734 1 LAP 3
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:32.682 1 LAP 2
17 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:32.192 1 LAP 2
R Lewis Hamilton Mercedes RETIRED 66 LAPS 0
R Nico Rosberg Mercedes RETIRED 66 LAPS 0
R Fernando Alonso McLaren RETIRED 20 LAPS 2
R Nico Hulkenberg Force India RETIRED 46 LAPS 1
R Romain Grosjean Haas RETIRED 9 LAPS 4
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.000 - 4
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.280 0.280 4
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:22.680 0.680 4
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.087 1.087 4
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.113 1.113 5
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.334 1.334 4
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.522 1.522 4
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:23.643 1.643 4
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:23.782 1.782 7
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.981 1.981 4
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.480 2.321 3
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.916 2.757 3
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.203 2.044 4
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.159 - 2
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.759 0.600 2
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.178 1.019 2
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.504 1.345 3
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.585 1.426 3
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.688 1.529 2
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.003 1.844 5
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.023 1.864 3
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.077 1.918 3
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.192 2.033 3
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.203 2.044 5
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:24.348 2.189 4
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.445 2.286 4
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.941 1.939 1
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.480 2.321 4
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:24.625 2.466 4
16 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.778 2.619 4
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:24.903 1.901 1
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.002 - 1
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.214 0.212 1
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.578 0.576 1
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.749 0.747 1
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.796 0.794 1
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:24.124 1.122 1
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.251 1.249 1
8 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.406 1.404 2
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.463 1.461 3
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.496 1.494 1
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.578 1.576 1
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:24.583 1.581 2
13 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:24.669 1.667 2
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.696 1.694 2
15 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.698 1.696 3
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.716 1.714 2
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:24.903 1.901 2
18 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.941 1.939 2
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:25.202 2.200 2
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:25.579 2.577 2
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:25.745 2.743 3
22 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:25.939 2.937 3
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.078 - 7
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.204 0.126 6
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.225 0.147 4
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.719 0.641 4
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.816 0.738 5
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:24.110 1.032 5
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.356 1.278 7
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.472 1.394 3
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.553 1.475 3
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.555 1.477 5
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.585 1.507 3
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.621 1.543 7
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.695 1.617 3
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.981 1.903 3
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.051 1.973 5
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:25.100 2.022 3
17 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:25.130 2.052 3
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:25.376 2.298 3
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:25.383 2.305 6
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:25.401 2.323 6
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:26.097 3.019 4
22 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:26.251 3.173 5
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.922 - 5
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:24.176 0.254 7
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.641 0.719 7
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:25.017 1.095 8
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.131 1.209 5
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.194 1.272 5
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:25.342 1.42 5
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25.375 1.453 4
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:25.437 1.515 5
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:25.453 1.531 5
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:25.708 1.786 5
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.893 1.971 4
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:25.899 1.977 5
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:26.244 2.322 3
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:26.375 2.453 4
16 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.491 2.569 5
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:26.770 2.848 1
18 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:26.960 3.038 4
19 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:27.252 3.33 4
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.812 3.89 4
21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:28.205 4.283 1
22 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:28.501 4.579 3
Driver Standings
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.951 - 5
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:24.089 0.138 6
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.454 0.503 5
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.611 0.66 5
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.416 1.465 7
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6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:25.585 1.634 8
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:25.672 1.721 6
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:26.078 2.127 5
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.186 2.235 5
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:26.243 2.292 4
11 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:26.576 2.625 6
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.583 2.632 4
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:26.938 2.987 6
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1:27.064 3.113 3
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.253 3.302 5
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:27.258 3.307 5
17 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:27.283 3.332 5
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:27.392 3.441 5
19 Jenson Button McLaren 1:27.610 3.659 6
20 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:28.084 4.133 9
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:29.052 5.101 4
22 Esteban Ocon Mercedes 4
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