2020 Spanish Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇪🇸 THE 2020 SPANISH GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 6. 14th – 16th August.

1024th F1 GRAND PRIX | 62nd SPANISH GRAND PRIX | 30th GRAND PRIX AT CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA

2019 POLESITTER: VALTTERI BOTTAS | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 14th August
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 15th August
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 16th August
The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here. 

🇪🇸  WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • A win for Lewis Hamilton would see him overtake Ayrton Senna as the driver to have won the second most Spanish Grands Prix. Senna and Hamilton are currently tied on four wins apiece at the event. The same is true if Hamilton takes pole – he will overtake Senna for second in the list of most poles at the Spanish Grand Prix.
  • If Lewis Hamilton wins this weekend, he will equal Michael Schumacher’s record of consecutive wins at the Circuit de Barclona-Catalunya. While Hamilton has won in all of the last three seasons, Schumacher won at the track for four consecutive seasons between 2001 and 2004.
  • Should Valtteri Bottas take pole position, he will become the fifth driver to have taken back-to-back poles at the circuit.
  • If Sebastian Vettel outscores Lewis Hamilton by seven points, Vettel will become the driver to have scored the most points at the Spanish Grand Prix in F1 history.
  • Ferrari and Mercedes are currently tied for most wins at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. They each have seven victories each here. A win for either would see them set a new outright record.

You can find more information about the records which could be broken this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Break post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

Valtteri Bottas dominated in qualifying, but it was Lewis Hamilton who led home a fifth consecutive Mercedes 1-2 at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas shone on Saturday as he took a commanding pole position, lapping over six tenths quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Starting from pole for the third consecutive race, Bottas failed to maintain his advantage into the first turn. Both Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel pulled alongside, with Hamilton driving into the distance as the Finn was squeezed by the two champions. Verstappen made his way up to third place, ahead of the Ferraris. The two Ferrari drivers swapped places, as Vettel had picked up a flatspot in the opening lap drama. Just before the midpoint, Daniil Kvyat made a fine move on Kimi Raikkonen at Turn 4, while Vettel finally re-passed Charles Leclerc on Lap 36. Lando Norris and Lance Stroll became the first retirements of the afternoon as the pair collided through the opening corners of the lap. That brought out the Safety Car, which bunched the field back up. The two Haas drivers collided on the restart, forcing Romain Grosjean to take avoiding action. The pair repeated their antics a few laps later, this time without contact. Hamilton took victory, with Bottas finishing second to give Mercedes a fifth consecutive 1-2 finish. Max Verstappen completed the podium.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. In previous seasons a maximum of six drivers have been selected to partake in each press conference. However, all 20 drivers will be appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference at the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, which will take place virtually.

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

Zak Brown (McLaren)

Otmar Szafnauer (Racing Point)

Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)

Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)

Toto Wolff (Mercedes)

Mario Isola (Pirelli)


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Emanuele Pirro.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

The C1 (Hard), C2 (Medium) and C3 (Soft) tyre compounds will be used for the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Pirelli will supply each driver with the same number of each compound of tyre at every race in 2020.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:21.521 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:18.148 (Valtteri Bottas) 1:17.951 (Valtteri Bottas)
Free Practice 2 1:20.802 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:18.259 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:17.284 (Valtteri Bottas)
Free Practice 3 1:20.214 (Kimi Raikkonen) 1:17.281 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:16.568 (Lewis Hamilton)
Qualifying 1:19.149 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:16.173 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:15.406 (Valtteri Bottas)
Grand Prix 1:23.593 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:18.441 (Daniel Ricciardo) 1:18.492 (Lewis Hamilton)