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Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying FREE LIVE STREAM (5/8/21): Watch Formula 1 online | Time, TV, channel

NJ.com 08 May, 2021 - 05:55am

Qualifying for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix takes place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunyaat Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, May 8, 2021 (5/1/21).

Fans can watch the event for free via a trial of fuboTV.

What: Spanish Grand Prix qualifying

Who: Formula 1

When: Saturday, May 8, 2021

Time: 8:55 am. ET

Where: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

TV: ESPN2

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial).

The race for the Formula One title has quickly become a two-man show, and it’s not expected to change when the circuit goes to Barcelona this week for the Spanish Grand Prix.

At a track all teams know well, Mercedes and Red Bull are expected to continue to dominate with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen separated by eight points after three races.

“The picture is starting to clarify. Red Bull and Mercedes are the two standout teams, and Lewis and Max are the two standout drivers,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said. “If we get a pretty standard Barcelona, I think you’ll get the four races and we can see where our strengths and weaknesses are. But what we can see is it’s incredibly tight.”

Hamilton, the four-time defending champion with Mercedes, has the edge over Verstappen after winning the season-opener in Bahrain and last week’s race in Portugal. But Red Bull has significantly closed the gap this season, with Verstappen picking up a win in Italy and a pole position in Bahrain in the first three races. The teams are 18 points apart in the constructors’ championship.

“The biggest winner for that is Formula 1,” Horner said. “And if it goes like this for 23 races, it’s going to be nip and tuck.”

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said the team has been enjoying the close challenge from Red Bull.

“When we were behind in testing and in Bahrain, it’s a buzz that I have not felt in the team since 2013 when we had that first sniff that we could be there,” Wolff said. “The whole place is excited and continues to be excited. I’d like to be happy after Abu Dhabi at the end of the season but for the time being, we’ll take it one step at a time.”

Hamilton and Verstappen finished in the top two positions in the first three races. Verstappen could easily be in the lead had it not been for track limit violations that cost him some points.

“The whole track limit debate is just frustrating,” Horner said. “It’s been brutal for us across the first three events. So it’s been pretty expensive for us.”

The violations cost Verstappen the win in Bahrain and also hurt him in qualifying in Portugal. He also was stripped of the point for fastest lap because of the limits.

It will be Verstappen’s 100th race with Red Bull, coming at the track where he earned his first F1 win in 2016.

“I think it can be a good track for us, but I do expect Mercedes to be very quick too, so it’s going to be very close again,” Verstappen said. “We are in a development race with Mercedes and we have to make sure we can keep this level for the rest of the season and keep improving every weekend.”

Hamilton’s and Verstappen’s teammates have yet to come close to them. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas earned the pole in Portugal but has struggled in the races. He is already 37 points off the lead, while Red Bull driver Sergio Pérez is 47 points back.

Instead, McLaren driver Lando Norris is in third place in the drivers’ standings, with Ferrari teammates Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz far behind.

Fernando Alonso, the other Spanish driver this weekend along with Sainz, will be looking to finish in the points for the third straight race after ending 10th in Italy and eighth in Portugal.

The Barcelona-Catalunya track has been home to preseason testing for the last several years, though this season F1 tested in Bahrain because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Spanish GP will take place without fans because of the pandemic.

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Formula 1: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix – Full starting lineup

Beyond the Flag 08 May, 2021 - 05:27am

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Formula 1 (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 season’s fourth race, the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is in the books.

It is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who has become the first driver to take two pole positions this year following yet another intense session.

Hamilton took the pole position for this 66-lap race around the 16-turn, 2.892-mile (4.654-kilometer) road course in Montmelo, Catalonia, Spain by recording a top lap time of 76.741 seconds (135.667 miles per hour) in the third and final round of qualifying.

The seven-time world champion beat out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by 0.036 seconds to take what is his 100th career pole position.

This pole position is the 97-time race winner’s sixth in the last eight races at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and it is his fifth in the last six. It also marks his ninth straight front row start for the race as he pursues his sixth career victory in it. He has won the event on four straight occasions going back to 2017.

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas qualified in third place, just 0.096 seconds behind Verstappen, giving the grid a familiar top three. Interestingly, none of the top three set their fastest lap on their final lap.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is set to start alongside Bottas after qualifying in fourth place, though he was well off the pace of the top three, as expected.

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon qualified in an impressive fifth place and is set to start alongside Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in sixth. McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo qualified in seventh and is set to start alongside Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in a disappointing eighth after Perez spun in the third and final round of qualifying.

McLaren’s Lando Norris and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso were the slowest two drivers among the 10 who advanced to the third and final round, and they are set to start in ninth and 10th place, respectively.

Only five teams made it into the top 10, each with both of their drivers. The five teams that missed out were Aston Martin, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo, Williams and Haas.

Williams’ George Russell is now 41-0 in Williams qualifying battles, and Haas rookie Mick Schumacher is 4-0, again blowing away rookie teammate Nikita Mazepin.

Tune in to ESPN at 9:00 a.m. ET tomorrow morning for the live broadcast of the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Hamilton tops second practice in Spanish Grand Prix

Arab News 08 May, 2021 - 03:18am

MONTMELO, Spain: Lewis Hamilton looked poised to continue his dominance of the Spanish Grand Prix after clocking the fastest time during the second practice session on Friday.

Formula One leader Hamilton had a flying lap of 1 minute, 18.170 seconds. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was .139 seconds behind Hamilton after the Finn set the fastest time in the first practice session. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, seen as the main challenger to Hamilton’s reign as world champion, finished only ninth fastest at .615 off the pace. Verstappen missed some time on the track while his team worked on the car, and his last lap was cut short when he damaged the right tip of his front wing.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had the third-best time, followed by Alpine pair Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso, who is back in Spain for his first race since 2018.

Only eight points separate Hamilton from Verstappen at the top of the standings after they finished 1-2 in the first three races.

Hamilton won the season-opener in Bahrain and last week’s race in Portugal. Verstappen won the season’s second race in Italy.

On Saturday, Hamilton will be aiming for his 100th career pole.

On Sunday, he will be looking to equal Michael Schumacher’s six wins in Montmelo.

F1's Spanish Grand Prix: Start time, how and where to watch on TV and online

MARCA.com 07 May, 2021 - 04:16am

All the broadcast information for this weekend's race

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the main challengers for the world championship and they'll be the favourites once again, while the 1,000 home fans being allowed in for the event will hope for some Spanish success from Carlos Sainz or Fernando Alonso, with Alonso the last Spaniard to win this Grand Prix back in 2013.

The race weekend begins with two practice sessions on Friday May 7, before another practice session and qualifying on Saturday May 8 and then the race itself on Sunday May 9.

Here, we list all the start times for the various sessions in CEST for Spain, BST for the UK and EDT for the USA.

Practice session 1: Friday May 7 from 11:30 CEST to 12:30 CEST (or 10:30 BST to 11:30 BST or 05:30 EDT to 06:30 EDT)

Practice session 2: Friday May 7 from 15:00 CEST to 16:00 CEST (or 14:00 BST to 15:00 BST or 09:00 EDT to 10:00 EDT)

Practice session 3: Saturday May 8 from 12:00 CEST to 13:00 CEST (or 11:00 BST to 12:00 BST or 06:00 EDT to 08:00 EDT)

Qualifying: Saturday May 8 at 15:00 CEST (or 14:00 BST or 09:00 EDT)

The race: Sunday May 9 at 15:00 CEST (or 14:00 BST or 09:00 EDT)

Spanish F1 fans can watch F1 on Movistar+, while this year the F1 championship is also available for online streaming on DAZN.

In the USA, F1 coverage is provided by ESPN. In the UK, F1 fans can tune in to Sky Sports.

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Lewis Hamilton steps out in stylish green camouflage dungarees

Daily Mail 06 May, 2021 - 08:14am

By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline

Lewis Hamilton stepped out in stylish green camouflage dungarees on Thursday ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend. 

The seven-time world champion, 36, caught the eye in his striking ensemble which he wore off one shoulder as he strolled around the circuit in Barcelona. 

He completed his suave look with a plain white T-shirt and chunky white and green trainers while taking in the surroundings ahead of his big race. 

Ever the clothes horse, Lewis' quirky ensemble comprised of a Dries Van Noten's Len Lye jumpsuit which markets for £500 ($700), a £38 white tee from Brain Dead and Amiri's Skel-top hi trainers costing £467 ($650).

Quirky: Lewis Hamilton stepped out in stylish green camouflage dungarees on Thursday ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend

The professional driver completed his pre-race weekend look with some stylish sun-glasses and a white face mask. 

Lewis added a touch of bling to his ensemble with a silver chain and flashed his many arm tattoos in his T-shirt. 

It comes after he is fresh from winning the Portuguese Grand Prix last weekend. 

Style: The seven-time world champion, 36, caught the eye in his striking ensemble which he wore off one shoulder as he strolled around the circuit in Barcelona

Stepping out: He completed his suave look with a plain white T-shirt and chunky white and green trainers while taking in the surroundings ahead of his big race

Lewis will be keen to get on to the track this weekend as he goes up against Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Lewis, the four-time defending champion with Mercedes, has the edge over Verstappen after winning the season-opener in Bahrain and last week's race in Portugal. 

Hamilton's and Verstappen's teammates have yet to come close to them. 

Stylish: Lewis also took to his Instagram Story to show off his outfit as he posed for a mirror selfie

Racer: The professional driver completed his pre-race weekend look with some stylish sun-glasses and a white face mask

Cool: Lewis added a touch of bling to his ensemble with a silver chain and flashed his many arm tattoos in his T-shirt

Excited: Lewis seemed in good spirits as he shared another selfie, writing 'Sending you positive vibes from Spain' 

The Spanish Grand Prix will take place without fans because of the pandemic. 

Lewis' appearance also comes after he teased a potential clothing line as he donned a personalised tee with a picture of himself as a baby on and wrote: 'Coming soon' on Twitter.  

The driver looked typically stylish as he was spotted wearing the purple printed T-shirt in Bahrain. 

Celebrated: Later in the day, Lewis was named inaugural winner of the Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year Award (pictured)

And he made sure to shine a spotlight on the clothing item at the start of April as he revealed the adorable original photo to social media.  

The throwback image was transformed into an electric purple graphic on the star's slim-fitted tee, with the word 'Loyalty' inked up above. 

After sharing the snaps on social media,  fans were quick to quiz Lewis on whether he's launching a clothing line or possibly having children

Success: Lewis won the Portuguese Grand Prix last weekend, coming from second on the grid

'Coming soon': Lewis recently hinted he's launching a clothing line when he revealed the T-shirt he wore at the Grand Prix in Bahrain featured a picture of HIMSELF as a toddler 

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