The 2007 Spanish Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2007 Formula One season, held on 13 May 2007 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.
Fernando Alonso looked likely to take pole at his home Grand Prix. Alonso crossed the line at the end of Q3 to take pole, unaware that Felipe Massa still had one lap in hand. The Brazilian pipped pole from the home hero by three-one hundredths of a second.
The first start was aborted when Toyota driver Jarno Trulli stalled on the grid, forcing another formation lap and decreasing the race length to 65 laps. The race got underway shortly thereafter with both Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso going into the corner ahead of their team-mates Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton respectively. This order was short-lived as Alonso and Massa touched briefly going into the first corner, sending Alonso over the gravel with him returning to the track behind Kimi’s Ferrari in fourth.
On lap nine the electrics on Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari failed, leaving him to coast to the pits from half way around the track.
As the first round of pit-stops took place, a fire briefly lit into full blaze on the back the remaining Ferrari of race leader Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa went on to win the race for Scuderia Ferrari by almost seven seconds over the McLaren pair of Hamilton and Alonso, respectively second and third.
F1 2007 Spanish Grand Prix Race Highlights