Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will continue their fight for the 2022 championship this weekend in Barcelona
Formula 1 makes a comeback this weekend following the excitement surrounding the Miami Grand Prix two weeks ago.
The inaugural Miami Grand Prix hit the streets of Florida, with Max Verstappen being crowned champion and continuing his streak of winning every race he finishes this season.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished second and third, further extending Ferrari’s lead in the constructors’ championship.
The Italian racing team currently sits in the constructors’ championship with 157 points, with Red Bull just behind with 151.
Mercedes has struggled to keep up with its rivals this season, sitting third on 95 points, but George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were able to work their way up to fifth and sixth respectively at Miami to regain some of the hope lost in earlier races.
It was yet another disappointing weekend for McLaren as Daniel Riciardo battled for 13th place while Lando Norris did not finish after being hit by AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly.
Once again, Valtteri Bottas showed his former team what he was missing as he drove his Alfa Romeo to seventh place, and Williams Alex Albon added more points to his team for a second straight season.
After the Miami hype, the Spanish Grand Prix is set to bring the sport back to reality, but that in no way means it will be a less exciting weekend.
As always in Formula 1, it is impossible to predict the twists and turns of a race weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the sixth Grand Prix of the 2022 season…
When is the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix?
The race weekend begins on Friday, July 20, 2022 and ends on Sunday, July 22, 2022.
- Exercise 1, 1pm – 2pm BST
- Practice 2, 4pm – 5pm BST
- Exercise 3, 12pm – 1pm BST
- Qualifying, 3pm – 4pm BST
Where is the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix?
The race takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The track is very popular with drivers and is very experienced due to the winter tests that take place here every year.
The track has both high and low speed corners with a tricky right hander at Turn 3. There are two main straights around the track with the second being between Turns 9 and 10. There are two DRS detection zones and a start/end round speed trap.
How to watch the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix?
Every session from the start of the first practice to the end of the race can be viewed Sky Sports.
A live stream of their coverage can also be accessed via NowTV.
Who is Likely to Win the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver at the Spanish Grand Prix in recent years, winning from 2017 to 2021 in a row.
However, Hamilton and Mercedes have struggled with the pace so far this season and it could therefore offer Verstappen an opportunity to win his second Spanish Grand Prix after last winning at Barcelona in 2016.
The championship battle has turned into a race between Leclerc and Verstappen and the Spanish GP is likely to be another close battle between the two up-and-coming contenders for this year’s title.
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