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Spanish Grand Prix 2021 Start Time, Schedule And TV Channel Information

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Spanish Grand Prix 2021 Start Time, Schedule And TV Channel Information

After the Portuguese Grand Prix last week, we have our first Formula 1 doubleheader of the season with this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes have bossed this track in recent years with Lewis Hamilton winning every single event here since 2017.

With that said, if Red Bull and Max Verstappen can beat Mercedes here, then it will be a very significant moment indeed.

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have a knack for winning in Barcelona
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have a knack for winning in Barcelona
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Three races so far and three incredibly tight weekends - so tight, in fact, that it is impossible to say who has the better package overall.

Given the nature of the track - with a fairly long straight, long and short high-speed corners, long and short low-speed corners and some elevation changes - we should get a good read on how the teams are really shaping up.

When is the Spanish Grand Prix?

First and second practice took place on Friday, May 7, with final practice and qualifying on Saturday, May 8.

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The Spanish Grand Prix itself is on Sunday, May 9.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have near-exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year.

Their qualifying coverage begins at 1pm (BST) on Saturday and their race coverage at 12.30pm on Sunday.

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Channel 4 have highlights for this year, with their qualifying program starting at 6.30pm and their race highlights airing at 6.30pm on Sunday.

What time does it start?

Final practice on Saturday is at 11am and qualifying begins at 2pm.

The race begins at 2pm on Sunday.

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What do we know about the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya?

  • Circuit length: 4.675km
  • First grand prix: 1991
  • Laps: 66
  • Race distance: 308.424km
  • Race lap record: N/A - Track has been slightly remodelled for 2021, with turn ten becoming shallower
  • 2020 winner: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
  • Number of corners: 1
The first Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was held back in 1991
The first Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was held back in 1991

Podium prediction

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  1. Max Verstappen
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Sergio Perez

Betting odds

  • Lewis Hamilton 8/11
  • Max Verstappen 15/8
  • Valterri Bottas 7/1
  • Sergio Perez 16/1
  • Charles Leclerc 40/1
  • Lando Norris 100/1

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Topics: Formula 1

Robert Mann
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