Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Formula-1 is on Barcelona, Spain for this Sunday race
Back to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Formula-1 is back to Barcelona for this Sunday race, since the pre-season testing back on February this year of 2020 we don't see the cars on Spanish soil and now with the pandemic situation world wide due to the Covid-19, all the drivers and staff need to following high restriction measures in order to avoid the danger and possible contagious among them, so most of the people have been living motor home for a long period of time while circulation between the European countries.
The races are still without on site public and it is being quiet since the beginning with this different competition atmosphere.
Last year's Race in Spain
Last year we saw Valtteri Bottas start at the Pole position, but Lewis Hamilton took the lead on the first curve. Max Verstappen start in 4th, but passed Sebastian Vettel, who started on 3rd last year, turning the first curve ahead of the German driver.
That weekend Lewis took his first 2019 DHL Fastest Lap Award getting 1 extra point for the championship.
Vettel and Leclerc switched positions twice during the race, the Ferrari were losing field against Mercedes on that moment, the 5th Round of the Season, but they had had much better performance in comparison with this 2020 Season.
Click here to see the final result of the Spain GP 2019 and invite you to watch the resume of the race on the link below:
F1 Spain GP 2019 Race Highlights video:
What to expect from Spain GP 2020?
The Mercedes are too strong and got the front roll start with Verstappen starting on 3rd, it will be difficult for the Dutch driver to catch up them, unless like the previous race, the front cars suffer with their tyres again, so most likely we will have the finish with Hamilton in 1st, Valtteri in 2nd and Verstappen in 3rd.
The Racing Point cars are starting just behind with Sergio Perez, back recovered from Covid-19 in 4th position and Lance Stroll in 5th. The surprise is having Alex Albon starting on 6th, since the last three races he did not start better than the 9th place, so it is possible that he will have a better result on this race, possibly finishing on 4th or higher.
It is expected to see Carlos Sainz, starting on 7th position, with a consistent race pace, as he usually goes well on the Catalunya circuit and his team mate Lando Norris, starting on 8th, should also have a good race, the McLaren is doing well this year.
Let's have a good Spanish race this year!
Schedule for the Grand Prix
Race will light out today, August 16th, 2020 at 3:10 pm local time, 10:10am Brasilia time or 03:10pm Rome and Amsterdam time or 2:10pm London time. Let us watch the last race in Spain!
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