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14 May 15:53 Thanks for following our race coverage this afternoon, we'll be back on May 28 for the Monaco GP. Cheers for now. SP 
14 May 15:45 Hamilton cuts Vettel's lead in the drivers' championship down to six points after five races. 
14 May 15:43 Incredible race in Barcelona, Hamilton grabs his second win of 2017. 
14 May 15:39 Final lap!!
14 May 15:36 63/66: Hamilton is 3.3secs ahead
14 May 15:33 4 laps to go, could Vettel's mediums be better now than Hamilton's softs? Let's see how it plays out. 
14 May 15:32 Alonso up to P14 after overtaking Massa. 
14 May 15:29 With 6 laps to go this how things stand: HAM VET RIC PER OCO HUL WEH SAI MAG KVY GRO ERI STR MAS ALO PAL OUT: BOT VAN VER RAI

14 May 15:28 Hamilton told over the radio: "Lewis you're doing a good job".
14 May 15:28 8 laps remaining. 
14 May 15:24 It's still close in front, 3.5 seconds the gap between Hamilton and Vettel. 
14 May 15:22 11 laps to go. 
14 May 15:18 15 Laps to go. 
14 May 15:17 Pascal Wehrlein slapped with a 5-second time penalty for not adhering to pit entry bollard. He's currently P7. 
14 May 15:15 Vettel is biding his time, he's 1.3 seconds behind Hamilton. 
14 May 15:13 18 laps to go in Barcelona. 
14 May 15:11 Hamilton and Vettel's earlier incident noted but no investigation necessary.
14 May 15:09 45/66: More twists and turns in this race as it's now Hamilton setting the pace.
14 May 15:08 And Hamilton takes back the lead. 
14 May 15:05 The gap between Vettel and Hamilton is just six tenths!
14 May 15:04 This race has had non-stop drama. 
14 May 15:01 Bottas out of the race, looks like his engine has given in. 
14 May 15:00 Straight shootout now between Vettel and Hamilton. 
14 May 15:00 That was sensational from Vettel! Hamilton goes on the radio and says: "that was dangerous". 
14 May 14:59 Vettel came out on track and Hamilton couldn't edge in front of the German. 
14 May 14:58 That was insane! 
14 May 14:58 Vettel pits. 
14 May 14:56 VSC ending. We are racing!
14 May 14:56 36/66: Vettel leads Hamilton by 7.7 secs
14 May 14:53 Could the VSC hurt Ferrari's strategy? 
14 May 14:53 Vandoorne is stopped, race is over. 
14 May 14:52 Virtual Safety Car
14 May 14:52 Massa and Vandoorne touch into Turn 1, the Belgian drove straight into him! Bizarre! 
14 May 14:50 33/66: Halfway in the GP and Alonso makes his second pit stop of the race. 
Finish Thanks very much for joining our live coverage. What a race! Make sure to join us again for the Monaco Grand Prix in a couple of weeks' time.
Finish Hulkenberg comes home an eye-catching P6 in the Renault. Collecting the rest of the points are Wehrlein, Sainz, Kvyat and Grosjean.
Finish Ricciardo, a long way down the road, completes the podium, while Force India take another double-points finish with Perez and Ocon in P4 and P5 respectively.
Finish HAMILTON WINS THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX! That's the 55th win of his glittering career and closes the gap to Vettel, who finished P2, in the World Championship title battle to six points.
Lap 65 Puncture for Magnussen who was trying to hold onto a points finish. Heartbreak for the Dane.
Lap 65 Hamilton's tyre preservation has just been exemplified by the Brit setting the new fastest lap of the race on some very old softs. Meanwhile, Massa has passed team-mate Stroll into P14.
Lap 64 A second place finish would not be the end of the world for Vettel, he would still have the World Championship lead.
Lap 63 Four laps to go and the gap between Hamilton and Vettel is back out to four seconds.
Lap 61 "Why does it have to be Massa all the time?" bemoans Vettel. That little incident could have cost him all chance of a race victory.
Lap 60 Six laps remaining, and Vettel is trying to form a last-ditch attack. He finds an extra six tenths on his latest lap but it is all undone by Massa who gets in the way again, just like he did in Sochi!
Lap 58 Ricciardo, in P3, is 65 seconds down the road. Eesh!
Lap 57 All of a sudden, the gap out in front is now four seconds! Has Vettel given up the chase? He sounded very dejected when Hamilton produced a very slick overtake on Lap 44.
Lap 55 Action further down the field as Ericsson makes the move stick on Stroll down into Turn 1 to take P12. Team-mate Wehrlein is still on for a points finish despite his five-second penalty. That would be some achievement.
Lap 54 Hamilton is heading into some traffic and he is urged to clear it quickly as Vettel tries to narrow the gap. It currently stands at 2.2 seconds.
Lap 52 A lovely moment off the track. The TV cameras caught a little boy crying when Raikkonen crashed out on the first lap, and he has now just met the 'Iceman' with a big grin on his face.
Lap 51 Talk of Plan C for Vettel. A third and final pit stop on the cards with some fresh soft tyres to work with? He'll have to get his skates on.
Lap 50 A brief lull in the action but we are heading toward another great finale just like Sochi. Hamilton has been able to extend the gap slightly, though, to 2.2 seconds.
Lap 47 Vettel is not going anywhere. He is only 1.3 seconds behind and is very nicely placed for a late attack. Meanwhile, Wehrlein, who is still running in P7, has been slapped with a five-second penalty for failing to stick to the right side of the bollard on the pit lane entry.
Lap 46 "Rears are already overheating," Hamilton reports. He has to make the softs last another 20 laps!
Lap 45 "He came like a train," said Vettel, but he has to keep on pushing on those mediums with Hamilton on older, soft tyres.
Lap 44 And Hamilton gets the job done! He gets a very clean exit on the final corner and with a clear track to work with, he passes round the outside of Vettel.
Lap 43 Hamilton needs to get ahead quickly before those soft tyres really begin to degrade. Vettel gets more DRS from Magnussen in P9 and is able to tick one more lap off the list.
Lap 42 Out of nowhere, Ricciardo sets the new fastest lap of the race. He finds himself in P3 after Bottas' retirement.
Lap 41 Vettel is collecting some much needed DRS from the backmarkers as he continues to fend off Hamilton. The gap is just six tenths!
Lap 40 Bottas is out of the race! He had to revert to an older engine ahead of quali yesterday and it looks like it has finally given up on him.
Lap 39 Hamilton has another go at Vettel, with the latter on medium tyres remember, but still the Brit cannot find a way past! Thrilling stuff!
Lap 38 And now Vettel pits. But where does he come back out? Oh my! it's neck and neck between himself and Vettel! Hamilton is forced wide on the exit of Turn One and Vettel just about clings onto the lead.
Lap 37 The VSC has now ended and we're back racing.
Lap 36 The Mercedes pit crew tease us by scurrying out of the garage with tyres in their blankets. Is it a bluff? No in comes Hamilton! He has soft tyres on which have to last 30 laps now.
Lap 35 With the VSC in effect, the gap between Vettel and Hamilton is neutralised at 7.5 seconds.
Lap 34 Oh! There's contact! Virtual Safety Car as Vandoorne turns into Massa at Turn One and breaks the suspension in the process. It wouldn't be a F1 race in 2017 without a McLaren retirement.
Lap 33 A scrappy middle sector for Hamilton as Ericsson gets in the way a little whilst the blue flags are waving.
Lap 32 No, our data is not broken, that is Pascal Wehrlein running as high as P7. He has yet to stop though!
Lap 31 A little concern over the Mercedes radio to Hamilton as he told to try and close the gap to Vettel. That's going to be difficult on mediums v softs. It looks like Ferrari are trying to stretch these softs out enough to be able to go back to a two-stopper.
Lap 30 Vettel has just lapped a second quicker than Hamilton as we head toward the half way stage. The gap lengthens to 6.1 seconds.
Lap 29 Meanwhile, an utterly depressing moment for Alonso down as Marcus Ericsson in the Sauber passes with ease to leapfrog into P13.
Lap 28 Bottas also switches to the mediums, but Ricciardo, in that 'upgraded' Red Bull, is so far behind that the Finn is able to retain track position in P3.
Lap 27 Unsurprisingly, Hamilton finds it much easier to pass his team-mate Bottas to climb back up to P2. The gap is five seconds between himself and Vettel, but Hamilton remember is on the mediums while Vettel is on softs.
Lap 26 Vettel desperately needed that pass as Hamilton was already closing to within four seconds after making his first stop.
Lap 25 Bottas runs wide in Sector Three but somehow still manages to cling onto the race lead. But, Vettel finally finds a way through on the inside on Turn 1 and gets the hell away from the Finn.
Lap 24 Vettel is closer this time around and tries a lunge on the outside of Turn 1. But Bottas defends excellently and the World Championship leader loses more valuable time.
Lap 23 Vettel can't find a way past at the key overtaking opportunity at Turn 1. Looks like Bottas is taking one for the team!
Lap 22 And in comes Hamilton! While Vettel changed to a new set of softs earlier, Hamilton has swapped to the mediums. Team-mate Bottas now has the race lead and has Vettel right behind him.
Lap 20 Whilst Hamilton and Vettel battle in front, Sainz and Magnussen squabble for position on the exit out of the pit lane. So much so, Sainz ends up on the grass!
Lap 19 Hamilton is pushing hard. You can tell because he is actually out of breath on team radio!
Lap 18 And still Hamilton stays out, are the Mercedes garage toying with the idea of a two or three-stop strategy.
Lap 17 Vettel is closing the gap now and sets a new fastest lap in the process. It surely must be time for Hamilton to see if he can make the overcut stick...
Lap 16 And Hamilton responds with a new fastest lap. Vettel makes an important pass on Ricciardo on the run down to Turn 1 and is about to get onto the gearbox of backmarker Massa.
Lap 15 Speculation that Mercedes were about to try the undercut has forced Ferrari to blink first with Vettel out in front. He is going to be stuck behind the Williams of Massa and this could work out nicely for Hamilton who has stayed out for now.
Lap 13 Home favourite Alonso is the first to dive into the pits, trying an early undercut to see if he can get himself back into the top 10.
Lap 12 Under investigation now is the Bottas-Raikkonen-Verstappen incident. If anyone could end up in a bit of bother it's the only one of the three still out on track.
Lap 11 The stewards report that no action will be taken following the incident between Alonso and Massa.
Lap 10 Out in front, Vettel sets a new fastest lap of the race. Hamilton is just about hanging on to his coat-tails.
Lap 9 Bottas is told to pick up the pace on team radio. Not what you want to hear after nine laps.
Lap 8 After a hectic start, this has quickly developed into a two-horse race between Vettel and Hamilton. Bottas, who must have sustained some damage in the first lap incident, is nine seconds off the pace and Ricciardo, in P4, is 14 seconds back.
Lap 7 "It's hard to keep up with him," says Hamilton on team radio. The gap to race leader Vettel is 2.6 seconds.
Lap 7 "It's hard to keep up with him," says Hamilton on team radio. The gap to race leader Vettel is 2.6 seconds.
Lap 6 Alonso's off was caused by Felipe Massa and two are quick to blame each other over team radio. The stewards are investigating the incident.
Lap 5 Replays show that it was actually Bottas who created the early collision at the first corner. He clips the rear of Raikkonen, who in turn shunts Verstappen. With two big-name retirements early on it opens up a wealth of opportunities for the midfield to collect more precious points.
Lap 4 Niko Hulkenberg, in the Renault, has started very well. He has shot up six places to P7.
Lap 4 Vettel has already opened up a handsome lead to Hamilton. He is 2.5 seconds ahead!
Lap 2 Suspension damage for both Raikkonen and Verstappen after a hectic start. Alonso also lost out on the start. He's down in P11 after a trip across the grass.
Lap 1 Raikkonen and Verstappen collide! Both their races are over!
Lap 1 Lights out! GO! GO! GO! And Sebastian Vettel grabs the lead on the long dash down to the first corner. Hamilton has to fall back into P2 with Bottas third.
14:00 The formation lap is underway. Alonso was very, very slow to get going...
13:55 Verstappen, in P5: “There need to be some things happening in front of me but for us our main target is to try and be as close as we can instead of driving on our own. We’ll see, it will be interesting.”
13:53 Felipe Massa, starting in P9: "The race is quite hot and it will be quite tricky on the tyres and on the number of stops." Many predicting a two-stopper is the way to go this afternoon.
13:48 A gentle round of applause as the national anthem booms around the Circuit de Catalunya. In other news, we have just been informed there is just a 10 per cent chance of rain this afternoon.
13:45 Vandoorne has just been interviewed on track and did not seem overly concerned, so panic over. Maybe.
13:38 Oh dear, oh dear. Problems for McLaren (again) on the formation lap with Vandoorne reporting an issue with the clutch. Surely not another DNS?
13:30 The pit lane is now open. 30 minutes to go until lights out!
13:20 Incredibly, there have been 10 different winners of the Spanish Grand Prix over the last 10 years. Bottas, in P3, is best placed to extend that run.
13:15 The early weather reports suggested that we would be in for a wet Spanish Grand Prix. But it's a lovely, warm and sunny day in Barcelona. The biggest factor over the 66 laps could be the wind which has been picking up as the day progresses.
13:10 All the bad luck seems to be with his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne this weekend. He has incurred a 10-place grid penalty after McLaren decided to take on even more new engine parts. The Belgian actually falls from P19 to P20 in the only revision to the Spanish GP grid.
13:08 But it was Fernando Alonso who stole the show in qualifying. One day he is off playing tennis, the next he produces a phenomenal lap to get his MCL32 into P7 for his home grand prix. A truly astonishing performance.
13:06 Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen are on the second row, while the upgraded Red Bulls have shown signs of narrowing the gap with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo starting P5 and P6 respectively.
13:04 Yet it was Hamilton who landed his third pole position in four years at the Circuit de Catalunya after pipping the German by just +0.051s in a thrilling qualifying session.
13:02 Sebastian Vettel arrives in Barcelona as the World Championship leader, 13 points clear of his nearest rival Lewis Hamilton.
13:00 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix, round five of 20 on the 2017 calendar. Lights out in one hour!
15:03 Great qualifying seeing Ferrari take the fight to Mercedes but, hot damn, Alonso is P7 in front of his home fans. Can he carry that pace through into the race? Can Vettel challenge Hamilton for the win? Tune in tomorrow for the Spanish GP. Ciao for now!
15:02 That's Hamilton with his third pole in four years at Barcelona. Vettel is second ahead of Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Ricciardo. Alonso, Perez, Massa and Ocon complete the top ten. That's P7 for Alonso!
15:01 Alonso is up to seventh place, Ocon is P8... but behind them purples are being traded. Bottas improves his time but stays second, Hamilton doesn't better his time. Raikkonen and Vettel are flying. Vettel does a 1:19.200 to go second. And Raikkonen stays fourth.
15:00 The chequered flag is out, the excitement is heating up and here we go... who will take pole position for the Spanish GP?!?
14:58 Bottas backs off to make space between himself and Massa, this forces Hamilton to back off. Raikkonen, who is chasing Vettel, seems to have a big enough gap to his team-mate.
14:57 First man out is Alonso to much applause of the fans in the grandstands. Ocon, Massa and Perez all head out followed by Bottas.
14:56 Ready for part 2 of Q3? New softs on, first runs for Ocon, Massa, Perez and Alonso and a second shot at pole for Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen, Vettel, Verstappen and Ricciardo.
14:55 Problems for Vettel on his hot lap with the German reporting: "ERS de-rating onto the main straight."
14:54 Hamilton 1:19.149; Bottas +0.241; Raikkonen +0.290; Vettel +0.512; Verstappen +0.618; 6 Ricciardo +1.1s.
14:53 Fifth for Verstappen and sixth for Ricciardo. Same old, same old over at Red Bull.
14:52 Now Bottas is purple in the third and he goes P1 with a 1:19.390. Hamilton pips that by 0.241. Vettel is only good enough for third, make that fourth as Raikkonen goes third.
14:50 The top six from Q2 are all out on track with Raikkonen purple in the first sector. Bottas purple in the second and Ricciardo in the third.
14:48 The pit lane light is green and Q3 is underway at the Circuit de Catalunya...
14:46 Track temperature is 45'C as we await the final 12 minutes of Saturday afternoon drama. Who will take pole? Can Ferrari reach the front row? Can Alonso finish better than P10? Let's find out.
14:44 Two Mercedes, two Ferraris, two Red Bulls, two Force Indias, Massa and Alonso. That is the Q3 line-up in Spain.
14:41 Out are: Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Wehrlein. Alonso is in Q3!
14:40 Chequered flag is out. Grosjean goes ninth, Massa eighth, Alonso down to ninth. Wehrlein improves his time but stays P14. Magnussen is now up to 10th and Sainz is out. Perez goes ninth and Alonso drops to tenth. But that's it, that's all the drivers and Fernando Alonso is into Q3. Not bad for the tennis-playing F1 champ!
14:39 Hulkenberg improves from 13th to eighth, Grosjean is on a hot lap but gets it wrong and mounts the chicane. He will qualify no higher than P12. Alonso goes P7, yes, you read that right, P7!
14:38 All the drivers are out on track excluding the top six, who obviously feel they are safe.
14:36 Drop zone: Grosjean, Massa, Hulkenberg, Perez and Wehrlein. And Hulkenberg is the first of the five to head out.
14:34 A lock up for Grosjean and he is P11 in the drop zone. Magnussen is ninth, and the driver who dropped Grosjean.
14:33 Vettel splits the Mercedes, 0.085s slower than Hamilton. No surprise as Verstappen goes fifth and Ricciardo sixth.
14:32 A wind update for Alonso from McLaren: "Gusty, so there could be some variation from corner to corner."
14:30 Bottas is up to second, 0.090s off Hamilton's best.
14:29 Vettel, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Ocon, Sainz, Perez, Alonso and Massa all leave the pits.
14:28 Hamilton does a 1:20.210 as the sessions's first time. Raikkonen is 0.4s down, and Bottas some 24 seconds but he backed off on his lap.
14:27 A lock up for Bottas, who is quick to get out of it by running wide in the hope of saving the tyres. Hulkenberg joins the action.
14:26 Hamilton, Raikkonen and Bottas are the first out with Mercedes reminding Hamilton that this is his "race set" of tyres.
14:25 Green light, let's go...
14:24 Vandoorne takes the long walk down the pit lane, not for the first time this season and very, very likely not the last. Oh well at least Alonso is still up and running.
14:22 Temperatures continue to rise at the Barcelona circuit with Pirelli pointing out: "Conditions are very warm now. 44 degrees of track temperature."
14:19 So out are: Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Vandoorne and Kvyat. Onto Q2...
14:18 Wehrlein, who was P13, improves his time but stays 13th. Alonso goes 10th, Hulkenberg 12th, Ericsson is up to 15th but he drops into the drop zone as Massa goes 14th. Vandoorne can't improve on his time while Stroll goes 17th. Sainz is P8 and Kvyat P20.
14:18 The chequered flag is out so it is now or never for the drivers to get into Q2...
14:15 Here comes the mad dash to improve with Grosjean the first to do so, up to seventh place. Nicely done after his earlier spin. Magnussen is up to P8.
14:13 Drop zone: Grosjean, Stroll, Palmer, Magnussen, Kvyat. Yip, no McLaren on the list with Alonso P12 and Vandoorne P15.
14:12 Vettel is back out on track with a used set of soft tyres with Bottas following him out.
14:11 The Finn comes in for a 1:21.120, which is only good enough for P4.
14:09 Red Bull are again lacking the pace to challenge the Mercedes and Ferraris with Max Verstappen going fifth and Daniel Ricciardo P6. Still waiting for a time from Raikkonen, who was quickest in FP3.
14:07 Bottas slides into second place, 0.052s. And here comes Hamilton, quickest with a 1:20.511.
14:06 Vettel is on the board with a 1:20.939.
14:05 Vettel reports that his car "feels better now" as he carries on. Grosjean has a spin on the final chicane, likely caught out by the cross wind. It is very, very windy out there this afternoon.
14:04 A lovely touch from Vettel as he thanks his Ferrari mechanics for all their hard work moments before starting his flying lap. And then it came to naught. "Stop the car, stop the car now," is the message he hears. "Are you sure?" is the response. Yip, they're sure and he's told to "box" as he crawls his way around the circuit hoping it survives long enough to get to the pits.
14:02 Vettel leaves the pits on the softs for an early run. Alonso is climbing into his car. Perez, Ocon and Wehrlein head out.
14:01 Great news for Ferrari fans as Vettel is in his car, strapped in and ready to roll. Vandoorne is straight out on the soft tyres in his McLaren.
14:00 Ready? Lights out and here we go...
13:55 Five minutes until the start of Q1 and Ferrari are still working on Vettel's car. Time is running out!
13:46 It remains to be seen whether Ferrari can get Vettel out in time for Q1 after the Scuderia announced: "No real engine issue, but we are replacing some parts precautionally." This is Vettel's third engine and we're only on Race 5.
13:41 Meanwhile, there was no time for Fernando Alonso to play any tennis on Saturday morning as he managed to drag his MCL32 up to P10 ahead of qualifying.
13:38 Red Bull assumed their usual place behind Ferrari and Mercedes, with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo finishing the session in P5 and P6 respectively. They finished ahead of Nico Hulkenberg, Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz.
13:32 Although it was Mercedes who set the pace on Friday, it was Ferrari who came to the fore on Saturday morning with Kimi Raikkonen fastest in final practice, 0.242s up on Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were third and fourth. However, both Vettel and Bottas had problems with the German stopping in FP3 while Bottas's W08 needed a new engine.
13:30 We're back at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, home of the Spanish GP, home of most of F1's testing and home circuit to two drivers; Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz. But who will be feeling most at home this afternoon in the all-important qualifying hour? Let's find out.
Finish There's the chequered flag and Raikkonen leads a Ferrari 1-2, but that doesn't tell the full story between the two title rivals. Vettel, in P2, and Bottas, in P4, have both suffered mechanical problems in this action-packed FP3 session. Join us again in two hours for qualifying.
11:59 Alonso has been able to quietly go about his business for once and drags the MCL32 up to P10 with a nice lap in the 1:22 region.
11:59 In the dying stages, Red Bull re-assert themselves on the third row with Verstappen and Ricciardo in P5 and P6 respectively.
11:55 And Bottas shoots straight up to P4, six tenths off the pace.
11:53 And that's the end of the session for Vettel. Still no word as to what forced his Ferrari to come to a stop.
11:51 Out comes Bottas with nine minutes of the session remaining. Let's see what he can get out of that old power unit.
11:49 For the second time this weekend, Vettel has come to a stop and is being wheeled back into the garage...
11:48 There was a strong showing from Renault yesterday and today is no different. Nico Hulkenberg is currently running P4, 1.4 seconds off the pace.
11:42 Hamilton's now back out on the softs but can't improve on his P3 position. He is three tenths behind Raikkonen's best effort. Meanwhile, it looks like Bottas is going to squeeze in one run. Great work by his mechanics to get his car ready after a collection of fiddly issues.
11:38 Vettel leapfrogs Hamilton into P2 after also switching to the softs. He is two tenths slower than his team-mate.
11:36 Session leader Raikkonen has re-emerged from the garage armed with some soft tyres. He finds an extra two seconds and breaks into the 1:20 barrier to increase his stranglehold on P1.
11:31 With Bottas still in the garage and extremely unlikely to feature, the two Red Bulls are the last to get some times on the board. Max Verstappen jumps up to P3, eight tenths behind, but a conservative effort from Daniel Ricciardo, who is a further three tenths back in P6.
11:28 Another home favourite in Carlos Sainz is enjoying himself. He gets to within three tenths of third-placed Vettel on his latest effort.
11:25 Lance Stroll is currently the only driver on the softs at the moment. He is in P5, 1.4 seconds slower than pace-setter Raikkonen.
11:23 23 minutes into the session and we have our first timed lap from Hamilton. He slots into P2 behind Raikkonen, three tenths off the pace.
11:20 We have confirmation from the FIA that the main DRS zone has been extended by 100m to help create more overtaking opportunities in Sunday's race. They have certainly been few and far between so far this season.
11:17 Only seven timed laps on the board thus far. Alonso being on the hard tyres whilst the others work on softer compounds shows just how much catching up he has to do this weekend already.
11:15 Both Ferrari drivers are getting into the thick of their morning work and are soon at the top of the leaderboard. Raikkonen is currently quickest with a 1:22.494, with Vettel nine tenths back in P2.
11:09 Esteban Ocon has popped on the medium tyres and goes top with a 1:24.944. Team-mate Perez goes P2, half a second slower, soon after.
11:06 Meanwhile, Hamilton is on his way out of the garage and is getting a practice start under his belt. He looks a little uncomfortable on his out-lap, squirming around in his seat as he runs wide at Turn 2.
11:05 And Alonso is the first driver on the board - a 1:29.225 on the hard tyre compound.
11:03 Jaws are tightly clenched as home favourite Fernando Alonso nurses his MCL32 around its installation lap. He's already got further than he did at this stage yesterday when he broke down at third corner.
11:00 FP3, minus Bottas, is underway. With just an hour of running the drivers are eager to get out there and rack up some more laps.
10:58 The problems are in fact worse for Bottas. His mechanics also changed the complete power unit this morning and it didn't work, so they have had to change it again!
10:50 Early drama for Mercedes. There is an electrical fault buried deep with Bottas' car and his mechanics broke curfew overnight to get to the bottom of the issue. The Finn is expected to feature within the next hour, but will certainly miss the start of the session.
10:40 Ferrari did at least close the gap to Mercedes from FP1 to FP2, while Red Bull, with their upgraded chassis, are also making progress. However, at the moment, they are still comfortably the third fastest team on the grid.
10:35 The first two practice sessions belonged to Mercedes and their upgraded W08. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished P1 and P2 throughout Friday, while both Ferrari drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, bemoaned a difficult day as they settled for the second row.
10:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. The lights go green in 30 minutes' time.
Finish: Thanks for joining our live coverage. Make sure to join us again tomorrow for FP3 and the all-important qualifying session.
Finish Verstappen and Ricciardo finish P4 and P5 respectively, with the two Renault drivers also running in the top 10.
Finish There's the chequered flag. Mercedes, in their new-look W08, pick up where they left off from FP1 with Hamilton topping the timesheets in FP2. Only 0.090s separate the Brit and his team-mate Bottas. Ferrari were almost a second off the pace in FP1, but have brought the gap down to three tenths.
15:29 And now Vettel has gone off at Turn 4! The rear steps away from him but he prevents the car from colliding with the barrier.
15:27 A small off for Bottas, though, on the entry into Turn 7. He takes the scenic route through the gravel trap.
15:25 Concerns for Ferrari as their soft tyre suffers a sudden slump over a 10-lap distance. 1.7 seconds is the drop-off for Vettel. Both Mercedes drivers, meanwhile, have no such issues at the moment.
15:19 Mercedes and Ferrari are deep into their long runs and there is not much between them. Hamilton and Vettel are both in the 1:25s region with Bottas and Raikkonen only a few tenths behind.
15:14 Verstappen is going sideways again at Turn 13. He rescues the car though and is back on his way. The track is very busy now with 19 of the 20 drivers out on track.
15:10 Alonso on team radio: ''The engine feels slower than before... amazing.''
15:07 Alonso is the last to change to the soft boots and it's a scrappy opening lap. He remains P20 and is 3.2 seconds off the pace at the front.
15:05 Green lights again. We're back racing.
15:01 The session is red-flagged whilst a steward goes to retrieve it. 27 minutes of FP2 remain.
14:59 There's debris almost on the driving line at Turn 9 after Carlos Sainz runs very wide and gets a big bump off the kerb for his troubles.
14:57 Well that wasn't as drastic as first feared. Raikkonen glides down the pit lane, goes through a practice start, and is off and away again!
14:55 Oh dear, oh dear. Raikkonen is told to box as there is an issue with his engine.
14:54 Rejoice! Alonso has set his first 'flying' lap time of the day. He is on the medium tyres and posts a 1:26.700. Nearly six seconds off the leaders. At least he got round...
14:49 Sergio Perez is the final driver to swap to the softs and rises from P18 to P14 as a result.
14:45 We're at the halfway point and most drivers are preparing for a longer second stint. A quick run through of the top 10: 1) Hamilton 2 Bottas 3 Raikkonen 4 Vettel 5 Verstappen 6 Ricciardo 7 Hulkenberg 8 Palmer 9 Massa 10 Sainz.
14:42 Alonso is still the only driver yet to set a time. He came out for an installation lap but that's all we've seen of the Spaniard this afternoon.
14:39 Lance Stroll is carrying far too much speed through Turn 8 and goes for a spot of lawn-mowing.
14:35 But not for long! Mercedes respond to Ferrari's early showing with Hamilton setting a 1:20.802 and re-taking top spot. Bottas slots into P2, just nine hundreths off the pace.
14:34 Raikkonen is also on the softs now and shaves an extra tenth off Vettel's time to leapfrog him to P1.
14:32 We're treated to an on-board lap from Vettel and he is wrestling his car all the way through. He sets the new benchmark - a 1:21.220 - 1.8 seconds quicker than Bottas.
14:30 An hour of the session remaining and Vettel is first to ditch the troublesome mediums in favour of the soft tyre compound.
14:26 26 minutes into the session, Alonso finally emerges from the garage. Is an afternoon of racing in store or will he be back home for an early siesta?
14:25 Verstappen is back in the pits. But it looks like nothing more than a quick clean-up operation.
14:23 A very close shave for Max Verstappen, currently running in P5, as he loses the rear the exit of Turn 9. The gravel pit helps save a lot of damage to the RB13.
14:20 There's no sign of the rain that was meant to set in this afternoon, but the wind has picked up in Barcelona. It catches Stoffel Vandoorne out at Turn 13 and pushes him on to the large run-off area.
14:18 No such issues for Bottas, though, as he climbs all the way up to P1 with a 1:23.062 - 0.081 seconds quicker than Raikkonen.
14:16 Daniel Riccardo improves on his personal best but it is only enough to take him to P8. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is slip and sliding his way through the final sector as he gets to grips with his tyres.
14:14 And here comes Alonso. He is making his way back to the garage after a wonderful morning of tennis.
14:12 Vettel improves to P2 and gets to within eight tenths of his team-mate Raikkonen in P1. A small delay to Valtteri Bottas' afternoon as his garage work on a few quick fixes.
14:10 All the cars are out on the medium tyres to begin with and Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest with a 1:23.143. Max Verstappen splits the Ferraris but is currently 1.2 seconds off the pace.
14:05 The two Ferrari drivers have ventured out for the first time this afternoon. Sergio Perez, in the Force India, sets the early pace with a 1:25.033.
14:04 Jolyon Palmer is back in the Renault after test driver Sergey Sirotkin got a brief outing this morning. He begins with a minor lock-up at the start of the third sector.
14:02 What's that sound? Oh, it's Alonso's engine revving up. The floor isn't back on yet, though, so it may be 10/15 minutes before we see the Spaniard back out there.
14:00 We have green lights. First to emerge is Kevin Magnussen in the Haas who gets a practice start in for good measure. Hopefully he has overcome his FP1 issues after his session came to an abrupt end.
13:55 FP2 gets underway in five minutes...
13:45 Alonso has returned, though, as he whistled his way down the pit lane. He is expected to get back out there (and hopefully run a little longer) in FP2.
13:40 There was the familiar sight of a McLaren-Honda breaking down on its opening lap. Fernando Alonso left the track altogether and went back to his hotel while the mechanics fitted yet another power unit to the stricken MCL32.
13:37 Mercedes put down a big marker with their new-look W08, which has come to Spain packed with aerodynamic accessories. FP1 leader Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, in P2, were almost a second quicker than the Ferraris.
13:30 Hello and welcome along to our live coverage of the FP2 session for the Spanish Grand Prix. The pit line re-opens again in 30 minutes' time.
11:32 So the two big questions for FP2: Can anyone challenge Mercedes? And will Fernando Alonso be back? Find out later this afternoon. Cheers.
11:31 Hamilton finishes P1, 0.029s up on Bottas, with Raikkonen third, 0.935s down.
11:30 The chequered flag is out and FP1 is over.
11:29 And it is lifted with a minute to go...
11:25 The Virtual Safety Car is still out for Magnussen's car.
11:22 Vandoorne is up to 13th place and we have an off for Magnussen. He takes to the grass around the outside of the gravel as he tries to work his way back onto the track. He stops.
11:19 Ricciardo is out of his RB13, helmet off. Early end to practice for the Red Bull driver?
11:18 Perez has gone P11 on his medium tyre run with Ocon P12. They are separated by four tenths, both over 2.5s off the pace.
11:16 Alonso has reportedly left the circuit! He has gone back to his hotel. Asked if he'll back for FP2, his manager said he hopes so.
11:11 Sirotkin is out of the session as Renault are not going to get that RS17 - Palmer's car - back out. It is a water leak.
11:07 Grosjean, Hulkenberg and Sainz - the only Spaniard still in FP1 - are currently completing the top ten.
11:04 He takes P6 off Magnussen but is 1.5s behind Hamilton.
11:03 Raikkonen has overhauled Vettel for third with Verstappen third. Interestingly Magnussen in the Haas is P6. But here comes Ricciardo...
10:58 Vettel goes quickest, he is blitzed by Bottas and now it is Hamilton who is P1. A 1:21.521 for the Brit, 0.029s up on Bottas. Vettel is a full second off the pace.
10:55 Vettel leaves the Ferrari garage with a set of medium tyres on his SF70H. The Mercedes team-mates are also out.
10:53 Verstappen, on the medium tyres, does a fastest middle sector and fastest final to go top with a 1:22.706.
10:50 Verstappen is the next driver out on track while there looks to be quite a bit of work going on with Ricciardo's car. Also issues for Sirotkin with the floor coming off the Renault.
10:49 The Williams drivers are still the only two in action.
10:44 Good news for Vettel is that Ferrari believe it was a broken rear wheel that caused Vettel's issue, not the gearbox.
10:41 Massa and Stroll are already back out, both swapping to the medium tyres.
10:39 The drivers are all heading back into the pits to hand that first set of tyres back to Pirelli. Hamilton is one of the last back in. He is P1, with a 1:23.531.
10:36 An annoyed Vettel has climbed out of his car, gives the back of his car a death stare, helmet off and out the garage he goes.
10:35 An off for Grosjean but that's due to a lack of grip on the hard tyres, not brakes.
10:33 Bottas is back at the front with a 1:23.614, Hamilton goes second, 0.023s down. They are still lapping on the hard tyres.
10:32 P1 for Raikkonen, a 1:26.691.
10:31 Perez is up to second and Raikkonen third. Only Verstappen, Kyvat and Alonso haven't set times and the Spaniard definitely won't.
10:27 New P1 and it is Bottas with a 1:25.027. Grosjean is second ahead of Massa, Ocon, Perez, Ricciardo, Magnussen and Vandoorne.
10:26 Vettel was on his fifth lap when, as he came out the final corner, his SF70H shot straight into neutral. He was fortunate to be able to reach the pit lane.
10:24 And now we have an issue for Vettel who has stopped just past the pit lane exit. He is being pushed back into the pits by the marshals. He reports an "issue with the gearbox, something is broken."
10:21 The drivers are all running on the hard tyres but don't expect those to be the tyre of choice come qualifying or even the race.
10:18 Vettel, Grosjean and Vandoorne are out on track along with Perez, Stroll and Verstappen.
10:17 The track is clear so the drivers can get back to the action.
10:14 Replays show Alonso spun as his wheels locked up. Engine failure!
10:12 This may not come as a surprise to many but Alonso has stopped on the side of the track on his very first lap of the weekend. Another McLaren-Honda issue with fluid pouring from his MCL32. Not a happy Spaniard and you really can't blame him.
10:09 Massa ups his pace to a 1:26.7 and Hamilton goes second, two seconds off the pace.
10:08 A 1:27.199 for Massa to get the timesheet rolling.
10:06 Massa and Bottas head out for their installation laps so just three cars yet to run. And with that Hamilton heads out in his W08 and Stroll also takes to the track. Just Alonso then.
10:05 One thing to note with Mercedes' updates is the extremely slim nose cone. Must have been difficult to pass the crash test with that!
10:02 Only Alonso, the Williams and Mercedes drivers have yet to head out.
10:01 The drivers are immediately out on track for their installation laps lead by the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg.
10:00 Green light and FP1 is underway at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona...
09:55 Five minutes to the start of FP1, track temperature is 18'C with the air temperature 23'C. There is cloud cover overhead and a chance of rain as the day progresses.
09:51 One test driver in action with Sergey Sirotkin replacing Jolyon Palmer over at Renault. Not great for Palmer, who are a wretched Russian GP weekend could really do with all the track time possible. But given his incidents - over-heating exhaust, crash, crash - his mechanics may appreciate a bit of a break.
09:48 If you think you're seeing the drivers' names and numbers a lot clearer this weekend, it is because you are. As of this weekend's race, the teams have to adhere to new guidelines of bigger and more noticeable names and numbers on the cars.
09:42 Soft, medium and hard are the compounds Pirelli have brought here this weekend, however, don't expect to see much running on the hard tyres with Sergio Perez saying that they are only good for pictures.
09:39 Sebastian Vettel, championship leader, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Max Verstappen all have one Spanish GP win while Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso have both won the race on two occasions. However, so far this season it is just Vettel, Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas who have won grands prix with the latter claiming his first win last time out in Russia.
09:33 Mercedes have already revealed a few radical parts for their W08 including scooped vanes on the side of the nose cone while Red Bull are expected to run a completely overhauled RB13. Force India is another intending to introduce huge updates while the majority of the other teams are also using new parts this weekend.
09:30 After four flyaway races, Formula 1 has returned to Europe where bigger and better motorhomes and updated cars are dominating the paddock. Yip, it is the Spanish GP, round five of the 2017 F1 Championship.
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.188 1:35:56.497 2
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:24.916 3.490 2
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:27.030 75.820 2
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:26.748 1 LAP 2
5 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:26.739 1 LAP 2
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:28.116 1 LAP 2
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:27.346 1 LAP 2
8 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:27.388 1 LAP 1
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:27.015 1 LAP 2
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:27.830 1 LAP 2
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:26.755 2 LAPS 2
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.894 2 LAPS 3
13 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.472 2 LAPS 3
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:51.292 2 LAPS 3
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:27.339 2 LAPS 3
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1:32.444 2 LAPS 2
R Valtteri Bottas Mercedes RETIRED 28 LAPS 1
R Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari RETIRED 66 LAPS 0
R Max Verstappen Red Bull RETIRED 65 LAPS 1
R Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren RETIRED 34 LAPS 1
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.149 - 4
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.200 0.051 7
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.373 0.224 5
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.439 0.290 4
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.706 0.557 4
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:20.175 1.026 4
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:21.048 1.899 5
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:21.385 1.175 3
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:21.070 1.921 5
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:21.397 1.187 3
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:21.232 2.083 5
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:21.272 2.123 6
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:21.329 1.119 3
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.210 - 2
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.295 0.085 5
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.300 0.090 3
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.621 0.411 2
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.722 0.512 2
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:20.855 0.645 2
7 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:21.148 0.938 5
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:21.222 1.012 4
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:21.239 1.029 4
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:21.251 1.041 4
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:21.329 1.119 4
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:21.371 1.161 4
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:21.397 1.187 4
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.517 1.307 4
15 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:21.803 1.593 5
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:22.439 1.928 2
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:22.627 2.116 2
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.511 - 1
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.742 0.231 1
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.939 0.428 4
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.991 0.480 2
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:21.430 0.919 1
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:21.704 1.193 1
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.822 1.311 2
8 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:21.901 1.390 3
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:21.941 1.430 2
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:21.945 1.434 2
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:21.998 1.487 2
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:22.015 1.504 2
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:22.091 1.580 2
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1:22.138 1.627 2
15 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:22.327 1.816 3
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:22.332 1.821 3
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:22.401 1.890 2
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:22.411 1.900 2
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:22.532 2.021 3
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.746 2.235 2
Driver Standings
1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.214 - 8
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.456 0.242 3
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.595 0.381 6
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.868 0.654 1
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:21.025 0.811 5
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:21.249 1.035 4
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:21.670 1.456 3
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:21.746 1.532 6
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:21.835 1.621 7
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:22.093 1.879 4
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:22.128 1.914 5
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:22.214 2.0 3
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:22.237 2.023 4
14 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:22.297 2.083 4
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.391 2.177 4
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:22.513 2.299 6
17 Lance Stroll Williams 1:22.574 2.36 5
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:22.755 2.541 2
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:22.853 2.639 3
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:22.974 2.76 6
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.802 - 5
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.892 0.09 5
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:21.112 0.31 8
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:21.220 0.418 8
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:21.438 0.636 4
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:21.585 0.783 5
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:21.687 0.885 4
8 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:21.992 1.19 4
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:22.015 1.213 5
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:22.265 1.463 5
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:22.371 1.569 7
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:22.520 1.718 5
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:22.693 1.891 5
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1:22.722 1.92 5
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:23.007 2.205 7
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:23.082 2.28 4
17 Lance Stroll Williams 1:23.221 2.419 5
18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:23.236 2.434 3
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:23.599 2.797 5
20 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.077 3.275 5
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.521 - 5
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:21.550 0.029 5
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:22.456 0.935 8
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.600 1.079 7
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.706 1.185 6
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.084 1.563 5
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:23.670 2.149 3
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:23.758 2.237 4
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:23.993 2.472 7
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.004 2.483 6
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.188 2.667 4
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:24.324 2.803 4
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:24.400 2.879 6
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.618 3.097 6
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.642 3.121 7
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.966 3.445 5
17 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:25.182 3.661 5
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:25.919 4.398 7
19 Sergey Sirotkin Renault Sport 1:26.293 4.772 2
20 Fernando Alonso McLaren 0
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