The Formula 1 2021 campaign continues its course today with the fourth Grand Prix Race of the year at Montmeló. The Spain Grand Prix is a scheduled Formula One race at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in Montmeló, Spain, on May 9, 2021.
The race will be the fourth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship, the 61st Grand Prix of Spain, the 51st World Championship round, and the 31st Grand Prix of Spanish at the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit. It will be the first Formula One race on this course, with the 10th turn being restructured from a tight hairpin to a quicker curve to increase driver safety.
The first Spanish Grand Prix was held in 1913, and it was promoted to Europe in 1937 before the end of the Spanish Civil War. The event was resurrected successfully in 1967 and has been regularly held at various venues since 1968 as a part of the Formula One World Championship. Michael Schumacher holds the record for most wins (6), while Ferrari with 13 wins are the track constructors leaders.
2021 Spanish Grand Prix: Starting grid
Formula 1 has a repeat polesitter for the first time in 2021, which is historic. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has just pushed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen into the lead in the Spanish Grand Prix today — his career is 100th. Valtteri Bottas is joining the Mercedes-Red Bull-Mercedes sandwich in today's race in third place.
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
7. Danniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
8. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
9. Lando Norris (McLaren)
10. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
12. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
13. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
14. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
15. George Russell (Williams)
16. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
17. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
18. Mick Schumacher (Haas)
19. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
20. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
2021 Spanish Grand Prix: Date
The Spanish Grand Prix Race will take place today, May 9, 2021, at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló. It will have 66 laps in a circuit with 4.675 km.
2021 Spanish Grand Prix: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:00 AM
CT: 8:00 AM
MT: 7:00 AM
PT: 6:00 AM
TV Channel in the US to watch 2021 Spanish Grand Prix
The fourth race of the Formula One World Championship 2021 Spanish Grand Prix will be broadcasted on ESPN in the United States.
2021 Spanish Grand Prix: Storylines
It's been two months since the beginning of the new Formula 1 2021 season. So far, the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, took place on March 28, while the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola Circuit, Imola, happened on April 18, and the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit, Portimão was set on May 2. This will be the fourth out of 23 Grand Prix events during the year.
Mercedes are once again expected to be dominating the standings, both the drivers' table with their main superstar Hamilton and the constructors' as well, in which they finished atop in the last seven years. With Ferrari failing to be a strong contender in the last seasons, Red Bull are set to step up to finish Mercedes' kingdom.
2021 Spanish Grand Prix: Predictions And Odds
The oddsmakers have made their predictions for today's race in Montmeló, and Lewis Hamilton is seen as the lone favorite. FanDuel has given him odds of -200 odds to both, while Max Verstappen's victory would result in a +185 payout, Valteri Bottas is at +1100, and Charles Leclerc and Sergio Pérez have each odds of +4200.
* Odds by FanDuel