Event: Spanish F1 Grand Prix
Track: Catalunya Circuit

2021 Spanish Grand Prix Results: F1 Race Winner & Report

2021 Spanish Grand Prix, Friday - LAT Images

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Lewis Hamilton won his 98th F1 race at the 2021 Spanish F1 GP today. He started from pole and won on the Catalunya circuit for the 6th time. It was the 118th victory for the Mercedes team.

De start of the 2021 Spanish Formula One Grand Prix was tense. All cars lined-up on the grid and got away clean.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen who started from P2 and Lewis Hamilton on pole both had a great start.Verstappen positioned his car perfectly for turn 1 to outbreak his rival for the lead in turn 1.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc als had great start behind Valtteri Bottas. He passed the Mercedes of Bottas on the outside in turn 3.

In lap 8 the engine in the back of the AlphaTauri broke down of Yuki Tsunoda. He parked his car in turn 10 and caused the first safety car of the race.

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi pitted for a new set of medium tyres. The Italian driver had bad luck because one of the tyres was soft. The whole set had to be swapped, which took a lot of time.

The safety car ended at the end of lap 11. Because DRS is not enabled during the first 2 laps after a safety car period Verstappen wasn't under threat of being passed by Hamilton on the long main straight. The Dutchman could even create a gap of more than 1 sec. for a long time, so Hamilton couldn't use his DRS.

Bottas was the first to do a pitstop of the top 4. He switched to medium tyres in lap 24. Verstappen who was still under pressure from Hamilton als pitted for medium tyres. The Red Bull team didn't do a good job with the pitstop, but was lucky Hamilton didn't do a pitstop.

The start of the 2021 Spanish F1 GP

Hamilton now was leading the race and had a gap towards Leclerc of 11.9 sec. Verstappen came back on track as 4th behind his teammate Sergio Perez. Hamilton did his pitstop in lap 28. The British driver also switched to medium tyres and returned to the track 5.8 sec. behind Verstappen on P2.

Hamilton was able to drive right to the back of the Red Bull and get into 1 sec. of the Dutchman to use his DRS in lap 36. He did get to 0.3 sec. of the Red Bull but wasnét able to attack for the lead.

In lap 43 Hamilton tried to do a undercut to pass the Red Bull. The engineer of Verstappen said on the radio: "It could be Hungary all over again, mate". Verstappen couldn't do a pitstop because Bottas was 10.7sec. behind him. Hamilton had to make up a gap of 22 sec. in 20 laps.

Hamilton did what the team expected from him and was at the tail of Verstappen's Red Bull in lap 60 and passed Verstappen for the lead. The Dutchman pitted right away to get the fastest lap for the extra point. The gap towards Bottas was big enough to safely do the pitstop and return to the track on P2.

The battle for P10 was also very fierce. Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all were chasing the Alpine of Alonso to score 1 point.

2021 Spanish F1 GP Results
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Start grid 2021 Spanish GP

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Classification 2021 Spanish F1 GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:33:07.68066
1
25
233Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:33:23.52166
2
19
377Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:33:34.29066
3
15
416Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:34:02.29666
4
12
511Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull01:34:11.35166
7
10
63Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren01:34:21.44866
7
8
755Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Italy Ferrari01:34:22.35066
6
6
84United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren01:33:32.26565
9
4
931France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine01:33:46.24165
5
2
1010France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri01:33:46.43165
12
1
1118Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:33:51.66765
11
0
127Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:33:52.82665
17
0
135Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:33:57.04665
13
0
1463United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams01:34:06.45265
15
0
1599Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:34:08.16665
14
0
166Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:34:17.87265
19
0
1714Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine01:34:18.19465
10
0
1847Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas01:33:11.39264
18
0
199Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
United States Haas01:34:01.25464
20
0
DNF22Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauriGearbox8
16
0

Fastest lap: 1:18.149 min by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull  no. 33 in lap 62


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9 F1 Fan comments on “2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Results

  1. Jax

    He came, he saw, he hunted, he Hammered. Congrats to the Great for equalling his idol's record of five consecutive Spanish GP wins. That good karma still going strong. Good on Max for being a worthy and challenging nail Lol.

    Man them Lewis haters must deflated like a shredded F1 tyre Lol.

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    • willimam eib

      stop remarking on the haters. the GOAT is a thrill a minute. No one is as good as Hamilton when it comes to 'pace' plus the Mercedes Team strategy. They have outsmarted Red bull again. It could cost them Max if the Mercs come knocking.

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  2. Yrjo Veltheim

    Lewis is my guy but I wonder if Max's team had brought him in for tires at the same time, would the race have been a lot closer?

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  3. shroppyfly

    people quickly forget how bored f1 fans got when MS was winning all the time, its not MS we dislike its the boredom , same as if MUFC won all the time oh they did lol ok bad example , but eventually its passes as it will with LH, hell probably head off to hollywood and win an oscar , and his speech will go something like , im so blessed, its the guys at the studio , your all so great blah blah blah urggg.... so fake it makes me puke.

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      LOL Shrop', you are the best, but you forgot the ..."it was hard work....." lead in.
      $40 million to go out and have fun driving the best racing car in the world must be very hard on the soul.

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  4. MichaelM

    MB doing what it does best, winging as soon as another car takes the fight to them. They're now singing about RB spoiler, and they did the same when Ferrari beat them in 2019 with a technology breakthrough; and the English media joins that chorus as well as the BBC. Stay tune for the next change of regulations mid-season by the ever useless FIA, banning flexible rear wing. No wonder F1 is losing audience all the time.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/57050646

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