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.

2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Results

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

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:33:07.680 66
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:33:23.521 66
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:33:34.290 66
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 01:34:02.296 66
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull 01:34:11.351 66
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren 01:34:21.448 66
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari 01:34:22.350 66
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:33:32.265 65
9 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine 01:33:46.241 65
10 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri 01:33:46.431 65
11 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:33:51.667 65
12 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:33:52.826 65
13 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:33:57.046 65
14 63 United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams 01:34:06.452 65
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:34:08.166 65
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams 01:34:17.872 65
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine 01:34:18.194 65
18 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas 01:33:11.392 64
19 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
United States Haas 01:34:01.254 64
DNF 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri Gearbox 8

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.

    • 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.

  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?

  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.

    • 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.

  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.



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