The Season Is Heating Up -Spanish GP On Sunday

2024 Spanish Grand Prix

The teams head back to continental Europe after a jaunt to Canada where victory saw Verstappen extend his lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship to 56 points.

2024 Spanish Grand Prix: Sunday 23 June 2024 – 15:00

Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya

Lando Norris F1 (Pic – Supplied)

While the victory saw Verstappen extend his lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship to 56 points, his team’s lead at the top of the Contractor’s standings was cut with a poor showing from Sergio Perez seeing Red Bull’s lead down to 49 points.

The season is fast heating up with Mercedes finding some form while both Ferrari and McLaren remain a threat.

To Win Race Outright

  • Max Verstappen 11/20 
  • Lando Norris 5/1 
  • Charles LeClerc 8/1 
  • Sergio Perez 16/1 
  • Oscar Piastri 20/1 
  • Lewis Hamilton 25/1

Previous Race – Canada

Canada proved to be one of the more competitive races of the season with less than five seconds between race winner Max Verstappen and fourth-placed Lewis Hamilton.

The race was an incident-packed one with a number of safety car periods mainly due to wet weather conditions.

A crash for Logan Sargeant brought on the first safety car of the day with Max Verstappen the big beneficiary of the safety car period as he moved into first place following the restart and the world champ would remain in first for the rest of the race.

Behind Verstappen, there was an almighty battle between George Russell, who had started the race in pole position, and Lando Norris. Norris would eventually win the duel and claim second while Russell took the final podium spot.

Behind them, Hamilton and Oscar Piastri, who were in the running for a podium position, duked it out with Hamilton claiming fourth and Piastri fifth, with the latter hampered by degrading tyres. The final berth in the ‘top 6’ was taken by veteran Fernando Alonso.

There was another old-timer in the ‘top 10’ with Daniel Ricciardo claiming eighth as he brought his car home behind Lance Stroll, while the final two points scoring positions went to the twin Alpines of Pierre Gasly (ninth) and Esteban Ocon (tenth).

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