The 49th Spanish GP takes place today at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, well known to all the drivers who rack up big mileage here during pre-season testing. The track is a mix of fast and slow corners and turn 3 is especially demanding, requiring a well balanced car. The final part used to be very quick, but for several years now it features a slow chicane which leads onto the start-finish straight.
Tyre compounds for the race event are taken from the stiff end of the Pirelli range and could prove challenging for everyone depending on the track conditions. This is a big race then for Ferrari. This weekend will see the first of the season for significant upgrades to cars as we enter the European leg of the season, and failure to win here will be another significant and compounding blow for Ferrari in their ever-incrementing challenge to beat Mercedes.
FERRARI STATS SPANISH GP
GP contested 48
First edition 1951
Wins 12 (25%)
Pole positions 13 (27,08%)
Fastest laps 14 (29,16%)
Overall podium finishes 38 (79,16%)
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Circuit de Catalunya, as the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.