The Spanish Grand Prix will be the event of the 2018 Formula 1 season, as the race weekend is about to get underway at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona with the first practice session ahead of the race on Sunday. Formula 1 teams know the circuit very well given the off-season testing sessions which took place here, but this time temperatures and track conditions will not be the same, meaning a lot of work is needed for the set-up of the car.
A lot is at stake at the Spanish Grand Prix, given that Mercedes and Red Bull plan important updates for this race, while Scuderia Ferrari will attempt to confirm the positive performance from the beginning of the season and extend the lead in the Formula 1 Constructor Standings. In order to succeed, the Maranello team has to carefully evaluate each aspect that could influence the race, starting with the first practice session on Friday.
Follow along for the latest updates and results from the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona as the first practice session for the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix is about to begin, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to beging preparations for a new race weekend!