--
 
SA racing legend Gugu Zulu would have turned 41 today

One of South Africa's most successful motorsport driver's Gugu Zulu would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. We take a look at his career highlights.

8 fast cats score trophies at #JaguarSHC

The 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was a successful affair for Team Jaguar, with a total of eight podium finishes for all eight entries across various categories.

Full Race Weekend LIVE Converage Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona
Live
Race
Qualifying 3
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 1
Practice 3
Practice 2
Practice 1
Comments
Last Updated at 11:39
12 May 16:59 See you in two weeks time for the calendar's most glamorous race: Monaco GP. Bye for now. 
12 May 16:58 Thanks for joining our live commentary from the Spanish GP, Mercedes continue their dominance in 2019 as Ferrari floundered again. Well done to Max Verstappen on the final podium position. 
12 May 16:55 Hamilton retakes the lead in the drivers' standings and Bottas moves to second spot. 
12 May 16:53 Hamilton also picks up an extra point for scoring the fastest lap of the race, a 1:18.492.
12 May 16:50 The Ferraris were extremely disappointing today, they never had the pace and their slow pit stops didn't help either. 
12 May 16:49 Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish GP, Bottas second and Verstappen with a solid third position. 
12 May 16:49 We're onto the final lap. Hamilton will lead Mercedes to their fifth 1-2 finish in a row. 
12 May 16:47 Alex Albon in the Toro Ross is hunting down Grosjean for P10 and the final points position, Albon deserves it. He's been impressive today. 
12 May 16:45 Hamilton has been sensational at the front, after jumping teammate Bottas at the start he never looked back. 
12 May 16:43 Kvyat moves into P9 after passing Grosjean into Turn 1.
12 May 16:40 Hamilton leads Bottas by 2.7 secs with six laps remaining. 
12 May 16:35 10 laps to go, Hamilton leads from Bottas and Verstappen. 
12 May 16:33 Hamilton's pace is ludicrously quick and posts a 1:18.492, fastest lap so far. 
12 May 16:33 Incident between Norris and Stroll at T2 will be investigated by Race Control. 
12 May 16:30 We're racing again! 
12 May 16:29 SC in on this lap. 
12 May 16:26 Lapped cars may now un-lap themselves; push push!.
12 May 16:18 Hamilton takes advantage of SC conditions and pits. 
12 May 16:17 Safety Car deployed. 
12 May 16:16 Lando Norris out after going off track. 
12 May 16:16 Bottas pits and takes on soft compound tyre. 
12 May 16:15 Leclerc moves up to P3 after Verstappen's pit stop.
12 May 16:13 Verstappen pits. 
12 May 16:12 Vettel is flying, he sets the fastest lap, a 1:20.065.
12 May 16:09 Vettel makes his second stop of the race, a second set of mediums for the Ferrari. 2.2 sec stop. 
12 May 16:09 Hamilton laps Ricciardo who's in P12. 
12 May 15:59 We're halfway through the Spanish GP and Hamilton leads a Mercedes 1-2. 
12 May 15:53 Vettel puts in the fastest lap of the race so far, a 1:21.133. He's rapid on fresh tyres. 
12 May 15:52 Ferrari's pit crew can't afford to have slow pit stops when they're up against the pace of the Mercedes cars.
12 May 15:50 Hamilton pits from the lead. 
12 May 15:49 Bottas pits from P2. 
12 May 15:45 23/66: Ham, Bot, Lec, Ver, Gro, Mag, Vet, Alb, Gas, Sai
12 May 15:44 Verstappen pits on Lap 20 to take on another set of soft tyres. Rejoins in P5. 
12 May 15:42 Vettel rejoining in P10. 
12 May 15:41 Hamilton puts in a 1:21.527 for the quickest lap so far. The reigning champ is flying. 
12 May 15:40 Vettel finally pits and takes on a medium set of tyres. 
FINISH So there you have it, yet another 1-2 for Mercedes, with Hamilton retaking the championship lead from Bottas. Their battle seems to be the story of the season, with Ferrari nowhere near them. Join us next time in Monaco to see if the silver arrows can get their sixth (!!) straight 1-2.
FINISH Grosjean did at least hang on for a point, finishing behind Sainz and Kvyat.
FINISH Pierre Gasly finished a solid P6. Nowhere near his team-mate, but it's progress nonetheless... Behind him is Magnussen who may be in a bit of trouble with his bosses at Haas after he compromised his team-mate's race...
FINISH Another poor day for Ferrari, who didn't seem to have the pace or the strategy to fight Verstappen, let alone the Mercedes'. Vettel beats Leclerc narrowly, with both dropping bellow Verstappen in the standings.
FINISH And Hamilton wins in Spain! Bottas comes home second and Verstappen completes the podium.
Lap 66 Who's your driver of the day? Hamilton has been utterly dominant, Verstappen has comfortably seen off the Ferrari's and Kvyat has made some great moves.
Lap 64 Well, we asked for a safety car, got it, and it turned out to benefit the Mercedes drivers. Can anything go wrong for them this season?
Lap 63 The main battle is for P10 now, with Grosjean holding off Albon and Ricciardo for now.
Lap 61 Nothing much happening up front.
Lap 59 Sainz now successfully takes Grosjean a lap later. Something tells me the Frenchman won't be too pleased with his team-mate...
Lap 58 Sainz now attacking Grosjean and they touch wheels.
Lap 57 Grosjean trying hard to get back past Magnussen now, having to take the escape road after the Dane defends typically aggressively.
Lap 54 Hamilton is almost four seconds clear already. Sigh...
Lap 53 Gasly attacks Leclerc on the restart before having to defend from Magnussen who'd overtaken Grosjean. As you were, everywhere else.
Lap 52 Safety Car coming in!
Lap 49 A pit stop issue at Toro Rosso drops Albon out of the points and puts Sainz up into P10.
Lap 47 Hamilton and Leclerc both pit, so the top six will all be together on fresh(ish) tyres. That's worked out beautifully for the Brit.
Lap 47 Safety car! Norris and Stroll crash at the entry to turn two as the Brit rather ambitiously goes for a pass.
Lap 46 Bottas pits first and goes on to the softs.
Lap 45 Hamilton's tyres have pretty bad blisters, he'll almost definitely need to pit again. Interesting...
Lap 44 Verstappen pits for fresh mediums and comes out between the Ferrari cars, with Leclerc on old hards.
Lap 43 Not to get anyone's hopes up, but if, and it's a big if, the tyres on the Mercedes cars don't last, we could have a hell of a battle for the win later on.
Lap 42 Not for long though as he passes Gasly almost immediately.
Lap 42 Vettel pits for medium tyres. No issues this time as the pit was done in a rapid 2.2 seconds. He rejoins the track just behind Pierre Gasly.
Lap 39 Kvyat has overtaken Magnussen to move into P8. It's been a great weekend for him so far.
Lap 37 Finally, Ferrari have switched the drivers, with Vettel now free to try and chase down Verstappen.
Lap 36 Leclerc being told that himself and Vettel are on the same strategy, while Vettel is being told the complete opposite. You guys don't help yourselves, do you?
Lap 34 Once again, Ferrari taking agessssss to make a decision regarding team orders, meaning Vettel is losing quite a bit of time.
Lap 31 The top six have all pitted, with Verstappen on the softs, Leclerc on the hards and the other four on the mediums. So, Verstappen and Vettel will almost certainly pit, Leclerc presumably won't and neither will Mercedes depending on how those mediums last.
Lap 30 Vettel now less than a second behind Leclerc. Expect our second batch of team orders for the day anytime now.
Lap 28 Bottas pits for mediums and comes out ahead of Verstappen, although only by 1.6 seconds.
Lap 27 Considering Vettel has just gone purple on the mediums, it seems bizarre that they'd put Leclerc on the mediums.
Lap 26 Leclerc comes in and goes onto the hard tyres, with Ferrari having the exact same issue that they had with Vettel.
Lap 26 Albon has just pulled off a great move on Kimi Raikkonen for P15, going around the outside at turn four. Elsewhere, Ricciardo has, at last, got past Carlos Sainz, before they both pit.
Lap 24 Gasly next in the pits and goes onto the mediums. Meanwhile, Vettel has much better pace now.
Lap 22 I'd kill for a bit of rain. Or a safety car. Or a mechanical issue at Mercedes. Anything that could shake things up really...
Lap 21 Verstappen the next in, going onto the soft tyres. They'll be going for a two-stop then.
Lap 20 Vettel *finally* gets his wish, going on to the medium tyres. It wasn't a great pit stop due to an issue with the rear left wheel...
Lap 18 Vettel now literally begging for a pit stop as Pierre Gasly begins to catch him.
Lap 16 The only interesting battle right now is between Sainz and Ricciardo for P11, with the Aussie looking for one of his signature lunges down the inside.
Lap 15 Leclerc has pulled away by three seconds already. If only Ferrari let him through sooner.
Lap 13 Vettel struggling on his tyres and will presumably be going onto a different strategy to Leclerc now.
Lap 12 And Vettel, after team orders, lets his team-mate through!
Lap 12 Verstappen is now in no man's land, three seconds behind Bottas and four seconds ahead of Vettel.
Lap 10 Leclerc now clearly much quicker than his team-mate and losing time. We all know what would happen if it were the other way around...
Lap 10 I imagine quite a few people may be switching over to the football in about 30 minutes...
Lap 8 Leclerc putting Vettel under pressure now. What do you say, Ferrari?
Lap 8 Giovinazzi is the first to pit, going onto the hard tyre. If they're going to the end on them, those tyres will be threadbare by the end of the race...
Lap 6 Surprisingly, Verstappen is hanging on to the back of Bottas but the Ferrari's are being dropped pretty rapidly.
Lap 6 Hamilton and Bottas now trading fastest laps, with the gap staying the same.
Lap 3 Norris the big loser from that start, dropping down to P16.
Lap 2 Hamilton has a two second lead over Bottas who has Verstappen all over the back of him.
Lap 1 We're off! Hamilton has a great start and takes the lead. Behind, Vettel locks up and goes wide, losing out to Verstappen.
15:13 Here we go...
15:09 The formation lap is underway...
14:57 Norris says conditions are likely to push people towards a two-stop strategy...
14:56 The national anthem is now playing. If rumours regarding Zandvoort are to be believed, it could be the last time we hear it in F1 for a while...
14:54 Verstappen: "Compared to Ferrari we have a chance. They're not strong in the last sector and the draft is really powerful with these cars so hopefully with strategy we can have a good race."
14:49 Horner: "It's a lot hotter today which will have a big effect on tyres and strategy. I think we can take it to Ferrari, we've generally had better pace in the race than qualifying so hopefully a good race..."
14:46 Ricciardo: "We've got the pace to be better than where we start. I think the strategy will come into play and hopefully, we'll get ourselves into the points."
14:41 Gunther Steiner says he's hoping for a boring race for his Haas boys. C'mon Gunther, think of us fans...
14:40 All ready some shenanigans with Hamilton and Vettel as the Brit almost goes flying into the back of the German at the pit lane entry. Hamilton does his usual whinge on the team radio, claiming that Vettel was driving "really dangerously".
14:32 The cars are making their way to the grid now. Just over half an hour until lights out.
13:28 Valtteri Bottas is currently sat back in his garage sipping an espresso, those Finn's really do feel the pressure, eh?
14:23 It's a sunny, dry day in Barcelona, with an air temperature of 18'C. Rain rain, go to Spain and all that...
14:18 The remainder of the grid is: P11 ALB, P12 SAI, P13 RIC, P14 RAI, P15 PER, P16 STR, P17 KUB, P18 GIO, P19 RUS, P20 HUL (pit lane)
14:14 Completing the top ten are Daniil Kvyat, who had an impressive day yesterday, and Lando Norris, who narrowly missed out on Q3 but moves up due to Daniel Ricciardo's grid penalty.
14:11 Next up are the Haas boys, driving a much-improved car from the weekend. Both drivers, led narrowly by Grosjean, were closer to Leclerc's Ferrari than they were to the rest of the midfield, which is impressive, to say the least.
14:09 Starting behind them are their team-mates, Leclerc, who qualified a disappointing P5, and Gasly, who seems to be finally finding his feet in the Red Bull.
14:07 It's also the same second row as in Baku, with Vettel P3 and Verstappen P4. If we don't want another Mercedes bore fest (no offence guys), at least one of these guys will need a hell of a start.
14:03 It's the same old story at the front, with the Mercedes boys locking out the front row. One surprise though may be leading Silver Arrow, as Bottas went over half a second quicker than Hamilton yesterday to take his third consecutive pole position.
14:00 Hello and welcome to race day in Barcelona! All times are local.
16:10 Well, that's that. Bottas is looking seriously strong here, and if he maintains his form tomorrow, Hamilton will have a hard time beating him. The race will start at 15:10 local time and our coverage an hour before. Thanks and see you then!
16:08 The full grid for tomorrow, with penalties applied, is: P1 BOT, P2 HAM, P3 VET, P4 VER, P5 LEC, P6 GAS, P7 GRO, P8 MAG, P9 KVY, P10 NOR, P11 ALB, P12 SAI, P13 RIC, P14 RAI, P15 PER, P16 HUL, P17 STR, P18 GIO, P19 KUB, P20 RUS.
16:03 Well, it's confirmed. Valtteri Bottas is on pole position after a stunning lap! He was over half a second quicker than his teammate.
16:02 Nor do Verstappen and Leclerc, meaning the Dutchman splits the Ferraris with Leclerc in a Red Bull sandwich.
16:01 Bottas, Vettel and Hamilton don't improve!
15:59 Everybody out on track now, here we go...
15:58 Leclerc goes only P5, slower than Max Verstappen.
15:55 Cars returning to the pits now before their second runs as Leclerc goes out for his first.
15:54 Verstappen does a 1:16:157 to go P4, with Gasly P5, four tenths slower.
15:53 Bottas does a 1:15:406! That's some serious pace.
15:52 Hamilton does a 1:16:040, but Botta sand Vettel are going quicker...
15:49 Here we go then, Q3. It looks like it'll be a straight fight between the Mercedes drivers for pole. Who's your money on?
15:42 The drivers out in Q2 are NOR, ALB, SAI, RAI AND PER
15:40 Ricciardo has found some pace and goes P10, dropping Norris down to the drop zone.
15:38 Norris goes P7 and Albon P8. Sainz is out.
15:36 Five minutes to go now. The top eight places seem pretty set, with Sainz and Ricciardo currently occupying the final two spots.
15:34 As I type that, Grosjean puts in a 1:17:290 to go above Leclerc who lost some parts of his car after going wide.
15:33 The Mercedes drivers are quite a bit quicker than the rest of the grid right now. Hopefully, Ferrari are hiding some pace. If not, they'll be fighting Red Bull and maybe even Haas, which would be embarrassing, to say the least.
15:31 Hamilton sets a new track record with a 1:16:038, and it's not even Q3...
15:28 Q2 is underway here, with Charles Leclerc following Hamilton out.
15:23 Hulkenberg is a big shock there, and Ricciardo only just made it to Q2, the Renault looks weak here. Stroll meanwhile continues his terrible qualifying form, making it nine (!!) consecutive Q1 exits for him.
15:20 Raikkonen and Perez get themselves out of danger, meaning the five knocked out are HUL, STR, GIO, RUS AND KUB.
15:17 Hulkenberg does a 1:18:594 to go P15 and push Perez down into the bottom five.
15:15 With five minutes to go, the drivers in the drop zone are the Alfa Romeos, the Williams' and Hulkenberg, who is yet to set a time.
15:13 The Mercedes drivers post their first times, with Bottas now P1 and Hamilton P3.
15:11 Verstappen is currently P1 with a 1:17:244, around half a second clear of the Ferrari boys.
15:07 We have a yellow flag due to a yellow car. Hulkenberg went off into the gravel, taking his wing off in the process. He'll be able to nurse it back to the pits though.
15:05 Robert Kubica posts the first time on the board with a 1:21:860.
15:02 And we're underway in Q1!
14:48 The drivers will be pleased to see that the sun has come out and it's a little warmer than this morning when many drivers struggled to warm up their tyres in the cooler temperatures. There are still clouds lurking though...
14:40 The rest of the grid is near impossible to predict, with the midfield battle looking incredibly tight. Only one thing is certain; Williams will be last. Specifically, George Russell will be due to a five-place grid penalty picked up after the team changed his gearbox following his crash in FP3.
14:36 Ferrari and Mercedes will almost certainly be the top two teams, but Red Bull are by no means guaranteed to be third after the upgraded Haas' pace so far this weekend.
14:33 It was business as usual in practice this morning, with Lewis Hamilton comfortably quickest. Bottas may have been below the Ferraris, but he had limited running after beaching his car in the gravel.
14:30 Hello and welcome to qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local.
13:04 Next up is qualifying in two hours, join us then.
13:03 Well, that's that for FP3. The top ten are HAM, LEC, BOT, VET, GRO, MAG, VER, ALB, RAI, SAI.
12:57 We have another red flag as George Russell goes off at turn four and hits the tyre barrier. The car looks okay, but it'll have to be removed from the gravel.
12:53 Grosjean goes P4 with a 1:17:192 on the softs. Could Haas challenge Red Bull in qualifying?
12:50 Not for long though, as Hamilton goes half a second quicker.
12:49 Leclerc has now gone quickest with a 1:17:099.
12:43 The Toro Rosso's are looking strong today. Albon is currently P4 and Kvyat is P8.
12:41 The Mercedes of Bottas has now completed it's long journey back to the pits, with the team mechanics pushing it into the garage as we speak.
12:34 Hamilton has gone fastest with a 1:17:655 on the medium tyre.
12:27 The session is now underway again.
12:22 We have a red flag! Bottas beaches his car in the gravel and it'll need to be removed by a recovery vehicle. Not an ideal start to the day for the Finn.
12:20 Following his lap, Vettel span on the chicane at the end of the track before heading into the points.
12:18 The Ferrari's have now both set times, with Vettel P1 with a 1:18:255 on the soft tyres, and Leclerc 0.066 seconds behind in P2 on the same tyre.
12:06 The first time of the day goes to Robert Kubica who does a 1:28:795.
12:01 FP3 is now underway, with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz the first drivers out.
11:53 It's another dry sunny day in Spain with a current temperature of 18'C.
11:43 The rest of the midfield was as close as usual, with less than a second splitting Carlos Sainz in P9 and Sergio Perez in P18.
11:38 After the usual top two teams were Red Bull and Haas, who seem to have a strong upgraded package for the weekend.
11:34 Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes set the pace on Friday with the Finn crossing the line with a 1:17.284. That put him 0.049s ahead of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton while Charles Leclerc was third. The Ferrari driver was 0.3s down with Sebastian Vettel a further tenth off the pace.
11:30 Welcome back to the Circuit de Catalunya for Saturday's third and final practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local.
16:35 So, a good day for the likes of Mercedes and Haas, while Ferrari will be hoping to find more pace tomorrow. Join us then, with FP2 starting at 12pm local time.
16:33 The chequered flag is out and the running order in the top is BOT, HAM, LEC, VET, VER, GRO, GAS, MAG, SAI, KVY.
16:27 Hamilton reporting that he's struggling and that something feels wrong with the car.
16:26 Five minutes to go now.
16:21 Gasly and the man he replaced, Ricciardo, have just come close to crashing, with the former blocking the latter off.
16:19 It looks like Mercedes have better race pace than Ferrari here, hurray...
16:15 Not many drivers putting in quick laps now, with many instead going on longer runs.
16:06 The top eight is made up of two Mercedes', two Ferraris, two Red Bulls and two Haas'. Is there a clear pecking order forming for the weekend?
16:03 Just under half an hour left now, and Mercedes have quite a comfortable lead at the top.
15:53 Kimi Raikkonen is the latest to find himself on the gravel, but gets through it unscathed. He's currently P11, going considerably better than earlier today.
15:46 He only stays there for about half a lap as his team-mate Bottas goes 0.126 seconds quicker.
15:45 Hamilton goes nearly two tenths faster though with a 1:17:410.
15:43 Leclerc has gone top with a 1:17:585. He did so on the soft tyres.
15:36 His team-mate Magnussen now goes P5. If they take this form into tomorrow, they'll be in very strong shape indeed.
15:35 The upgraded Haas of Romain Grosjean continues to impress as he sits in P4 on a 1:18:153.
15:33 There's nothing to choose between the Ferrari's, who occupy P1 and P2. Vettel currently leads Leclerc by 0.027 seconds.
15:27 Hamilton has just had a "moment", missing the corner and having to bail out and cut the chicane. He hasn't had the best of time in Friday practice so far.
15:22 Not for long though, as Bottas goes top on the mediums with a 1:18:259.
15:20 Vettel is back on top with a 1:18:546.
15:19 Lance Stroll is the only driver yet to leave the pits, but the team have been working hard on repairs and are confident he'll get some laps in.
15:12 Robert Kubica loses the back end of his car and spins, ending up in the pitlane entrance.
15:10 Vettel, on the medium tyres, goes top briefly before Magnussen goes faster on the same tyre with a 1:18:873.
15:00 We have green lights and it is the Haas of Kevin Magnussen who is the first out.
14:53 As per usual, the two Williams cars were the two last cars, with Kubica finishing just above Russell. The Pole was just 0.3 seconds behind Kimi Raikkonen in P18. I imagine that won't be the case this time tomorrow...
14:44 In the midfield, Haas looked strong after promising some big upgrades for this weekend. Grosjean finished the session in P5 with teammate Magnussen P7.
14:37 Things did start to go wrong for a few teams towards the end of the session. Both Verstappen and Bottas encountered oil leaks shortly before Stroll caused a red flag after crashing heavily into the barriers.
14:35 There were few talking points in the first practice session this morning. As expected, Mercedes and Ferrari locked out the top four positions, with Bottas P1 and Hamilton P4, and Vettel and Leclerc splitting them.
14:30 Hello and welcome back for live coverage of FP2 of the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local.
12:34 Join us in around two hours for live coverage of FP2. See you then!
12:32 Well, that'll bring an end to FP1. The top ten are: BOT, VET, LEC, HAM, GRO, SAI, MAG, GAS, KVY, HUL.
12:30 Just as it looked like we'd go an entire session without a major incident, Lance Stroll causes a red flag after flying into the barriers at turn nine.
12:24 Bottas too seems to have had an oil leak in the garage... Meanwhile, Russell has managed to lose a mirror while driving on track.
12:19 The Red Bull of Max Verstappen has had an oil leak, with the floor of the garage getting covered. That'll spell the end of a disappointing session for the Dutchman.
12:17 Cars have now returned to the pits and are heading back out for what will presumably be their final runs of the session.
12:07 The Ferrari's, led by Vettel, have both put in strong laps, moving ahead of Hamilton and within two tenths of Bottas.
12;00 The Mercedes drivers have finally put in some quick laps, with Bottas going P1 with a 1:17:990. Hamilton goes P3, half a second slower.
11:59 As I say that, Grosjean takes a trip through the gravel. Thankfully though, it looks like his car's upgraded bodywork is unscathed.
11:55 Gunther Steiner has been talking a lot about the major upgrades for Haas this weekend, and he'll be happy with today so far, as Grosjean is currently sat in P3, just half a second off Vettel.
11:51 Lewis Hamilton is currently sat in P18 which is a strange sight, to say the least...
11:42 With just under an hour to go in FP1, every driver has set multiple laps. Can you guess who the bottom two are? Yep, it's the Williams boys.
11:38 Daniel Ricciardo is currently sat in P3. Don't expect to see him that high tomorrow since he has a three-place grid penalty for reversing into poor old Kvyat in Baku.
11:32 Vettel has just put in a 1:18:407, putting him P1, eight tenths clear of his teammate.
11:29 Bottas and Verstappen then come dangerously close to each other at the chicane; the Dutchman isn't too happy.
11:27 The big boys are putting some laps in now, with Charles Leclerc leading Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel.
11:15 As per usual, the two Mercedes drivers are two of the last drivers now not on track.
11:10 Pierre Gasly is the first driver to set a time, clocking a lap of 1:21:410.
11:00 We have green lights, with the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat leading the way.
10:50 It's set to be a warm, dry weekend here, with a current temperature of 19'C. Not that I'd wish bad weather upon the many spectators, but there's not a lot I wouldn't do for some rain come Sunday...
10:45 Below the top three, the following six teams will all be hoping to be the best of the rest. So far this season, it's been a tight midfield battle with no real pecking order forming. With each team bringing their first batch of major upgrades to Barcelona though, this could change.
10:40 Back in 2016, Red Bull benefitted from a double Mercedes DNF to win via Max Verstappen in his first race at the team. If they wish to do so again, they'll be hoping for a similar occurrence, unless of course, their upgrades have made a major impact.
10:35 Ferrari meanwhile, have not won here since 2013. They'll need to change this if they want to maintain any hope of mounting a title challenge this season. They were the fastest here at testing, so perhaps there's a chance...
10:32 Coming to Spain, Mercedes not only have a dominant lead in the standings, but also have an incredibly dominant record at this track. It'd take a brave man to bet against them this weekend...
10:30 Good morning and welcome to the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, the venue for round 5, the Spanish Grand Prix. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.109 1:35:50.443 2
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.546 4.074 2
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.449 7.679 2
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.091 9.167 2
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.514 13.361 2
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:20.830 19.576 2
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:20.770 28.159 2
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:21.373 32.342 2
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.254 33.056 2
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.070 34.641 2
11 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:21.032 35.445 2
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:21.472 36.758 2
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:21.338 39.241 1
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:21.382 41.803 2
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:22.412 46.877 2
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:22.259 47.691 2
17 George Russell Williams 1:22.690 1 LAP 2
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:23.202 1 LAP 2
R Lando Norris McLaren RETIRED 1
R Lance Stroll Racing Point RETIRED 1
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:15.406 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.040 0.634 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.272 0.866 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:16.357 0.951 0
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:16.588 1.182 0
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:16.708 1.302 0
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:16.911 1.505 0
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:16.922 1.516 0
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.573 2.167 0
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.106 2.700 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:15.924 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.038 0.114 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.667 0.743 0
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:16.714 0.790 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:16.726 0.802 0
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:16.932 1.008 0
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:17.066 1.142 0
8 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.243 1.319 0
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:17.272 1.348 0
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:17.299 1.375 0
11 Lando Norris McLaren 1:17.338 1.414 0
12 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:17.445 1.521 0
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:17.599 1.675 0
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:17.788 1.864 0
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:17.886 1.962 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:16.979 0
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.244 0.265 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.292 0.313 0
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.388 0.409 0
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.425 0.446 0
6 Lando Norris McLaren 1:17.611 0.632 0
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:17.669 0.690 0
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:17.760 0.781 0
9 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:17.796 0.817 0
10 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:17.862 0.883 0
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.914 0.935 0
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:18.042 1.063 0
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.132 1.153 0
14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:18.286 1.307 0
15 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.385 1.406 0
16 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:18.404 1.425 0
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:18.471 1.492 0
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.664 1.685 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:19.072 2.093 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.254 3.275 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.568 0
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.099 0.531 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.123 0.555 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.172 0.604 0
5 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:17.192 0.624 0
6 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:17.530 0.962 0
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.558 0.990 0
8 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:17.864 1.296 0
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:17.969 1.401 0
10 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:18.003 1.435 0
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:18.105 1.537 0
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:18.350 1.782 0
13 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:18.656 2.088 0
14 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:18.693 2.125 0
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:18.734 2.166 0
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.740 2.172 0
17 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.974 2.406 0
18 Lando Norris McLaren 1:19.007 2.439 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:19.421 2.853 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.570 4.002 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.284 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.333 0.049 0
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.585 0.301 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.673 0.389 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:18.035 0.751 0
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:18.153 0.869 0
7 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:18.238 0.954 0
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:18.355 1.071 0
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:18.658 1.374 0
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:18.722 1.438 0
11 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.727 1.443 0
12 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:18.779 1.495 0
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:18.839 1.555 0
14 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:18.861 1.577 0
15 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.934 1.650 0
16 Lando Norris McLaren 1:19.041 1.757 0
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:19.427 2.143 0
18 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:19.448 2.164 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:20.191 2.907 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.781 3.497 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.951 0
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:18.066 0.115 0
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.172 0.221 0
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.575 0.624 0
5 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:18.943 0.992 0
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:19.155 1.204 0
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:19.180 1.229 0
8 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:19.285 1.334 0
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:19.364 1.413 0
10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:19.450 1.499 0
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:19.511 1.560 0
12 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.844 1.893 0
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:19.855 1.904 0
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.021 2.070 0
15 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:20.030 2.079 0
16 Lando Norris McLaren 1:20.066 2.115 0
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:20.459 2.508 0
18 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.591 2.640 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.889 2.938 0
20 George Russell Williams 1:20.990 3.039 0
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.