Everything you need to know about the Spanish Grand Prix

Formula 1 heads to Barcelona this week for the fifth round of the 2016 season, the Spanish Grand Prix.

Where: Barcelona

Weather forecast: Light rain is forecast for Friday afternoon, with a high of 18°C and a low of 12°C. Clear skies will greet the drivers for qualifying, with temperatures on Saturday set to rise to 21°C. We’re back down to 18°C on race day, with the lights set to go out under cloudy skies.

The circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit length: 4.655km

Formula 1 debut:  1991

Number of laps: 66

Race distance: 307.104km

Lap record: 1:21.670 (Kimi Raikkonen, 2008)

Tyre allocation: Hard, medium and softs

DRS Zones: Pit straight and straight after Campsa Corner (Turn 9)

Last five winners in Spain:


2015: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2013: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2012: Pastor Maldonado (Williams)
2011: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

Broadcast schedule

(All times are HKT)

Friday, May 13
Practice Session 1 – 3:55pm – 5:30pm
Practice Session 2 – 7:55pm – 9:30pm

Saturday, May 14
Practice Session 3 – 4:55pm – 6pm
Qualifying – 7:30pm – 9:20pm

Sunday, May 15
Main Race – 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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