The 2021 season of Formula One is all set for the fourth race of what has been a very competitive first part of the year. From Bahrain to Italy to Portugal, the action has shifted to Spain for this weekend and the qualifying session yesterday has set up the things perfectly for the final showdown on Sunday. 5-time champion Lewis Hamilton clinched the 100th pole of his illustrious career and was certainly delighted after securing this historic achievement.
The Mercedes driver registered a lap time of 1:16.741, just edging out his arch-rival Max Verstappen who completed his lap in 1:16.777. Meanwhile, Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas will start third on the grid after his timing of 1:16.873 in the qualifying.
What are the F1 standings coming into the race?
In the driver's standings, Lewis Hamilton currently leads the chart with 69 points, with Max Verstappen just behind him with 61 points. Talking about the constructor's championship, Mercedes occupy the first spot with 101 points, just ahead of Red Bull who have 83 points.
Who is the defending champion of Spanish GP?
Lewis Hamilton won the race last year in Spain, with Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas taking second and third positions, respectively.
Where is the Spanish GP 2021 happening?
The race will happen at the famous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya situated in Catalonia, Spain. It is a 4.675 km track with 16 turns and will have 66 laps during the final race.
When will the race begin?
The Spanish GP 2021 will begin at IST 6:30 PM onwards on May 9, Sunday. The details with respect to various other time zones are as follows:
Where can I watch the live telecast?
The race will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD. There will also be live streaming available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.