2023 Spanish Grand Prix

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[e][h]2023 Spanish Grand Prix
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Location:
Spain Barcelona
Start Date:
2023-06-02
End Date:
2023-06-04
Race Number:
8
Total Laps:
66
Pole Position:
1:12.272 - Netherlands VER
Fastest Lap:
1:16.330 - Netherlands VER
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Chronology

The 2023 Formula One World Championship Spanish Grand Prix was held in Barcelona, Spain on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, on June 2-4.

Race Summary[edit]

Unlike the chaotic practice full of spins and stones flying all over the track, the Spanish Grand Prix was free of yellow and red flags.

However, in the first lap, the hopeful Lando Norris, who secured P3 in Qualifying, saw his chance of a podium vanish when his McLaren's front wing broke off after contact with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes. He had to pit right away and fell all the way back to last place and ended up finishing P17. Lance Stroll also had high hopes when he overtook Lewis Hamilton in the first lap but finished in P6, ahead of his teammate Fernando Alonso who finished 7th at his home race.

Once again Max Verstappen didn't struggle to secure victory and led all 66 laps, finishing with a 24.090-second advantage over Lewis Hamilton who secured P2, followed by his teammate George Russell who managed to climb the grid from P12 to P3. The drivers got the points Mercedes needed to get 2nd place in the Constructor's Championship, now 18 points ahead of Aston Martin.

For Ferrari the weekend was tough as Charles Leclerc complained about the left hand corners being undriveable during Qualifying, and had to start from the Pit Lane as the team decided to change the car with parc ferme conditions active. Carlos Sainz who started P2, let the podium slip away as the team is still trying to find the right strategy.

With eight races completed, Red Bull Racing remains unbeatable in the 2023 Formula One World Championship.

Results[edit]

$TBA USD are spread among the participants as seen below:

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Tyre Usage[edit]

Soft
Medium
Hard
Intermediate
Full Wet
Used
VER
26
52
66
HAM
24
50
66
RUS
25
45
66
PER
27
50
66
SAI
15
41
66
STR
14
34
66
ALO
19
34
66
OCO
13
35
66
ZHO
9
36
66
GAS
19
39
66
LEC
16
41
66
TSU
10
34
66
PIA
17
39
66
DEV
9
38
65
HUL
8
26
43
65
ALB
16
37
65
NOR
1
22
50
65
MAG
10
24
42
65
BOT
5
39
65
SAR
17
36
65

Penalties[edit]

Driver Date & Time Session Offence Decision Document
AlpineAlpine
France Pierre Gasly
2023-06-03 19:40 Qualifying Unnecessary impeding of Car 55 (Carlos Sainz) in turn 13 Drop of 3 grid positions (at Sunday's Race) [2]
AlpineAlpine
France Pierre Gasly
2023-06-03 19:40 Qualifying Unnecessary impeding of Car 1 (Max Verstappen) in turn 4 Drop of 3 grid positions (at Sunday's Race) [3]
AlphaTauriAlphaTauri
Japan Yuki Tsunoda
2023-06-04 16:38 Race Car 22 forced Car 24 (Zhou Guanyu) off the track at turn 1 5 second time penalty
1 penalty point (total: 5)
[4]

Standings after the race[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Constructors' Championship[edit]

Scrutineering & Component Changes[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Awards[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Practice
    • 3 sessions of running, with 2 sessions available on Friday and one on Saturday afternoon.
    • The track will be available for use for one hour during each session.
  • Qualifying
    • 3 sessions (Q1, Q2, Q3) where drivers have to set their best time.
    • Sessions have time limit or 18, 15 and 12 minutes respectively for Q1, Q2 and Q3.
    • Bottom 5 drivers in Q1 and Q2 will not go through the next qualifying session and will start the race on the achieved place.
    • Top 10 grid places are determined by Q3 results.
  • Main Race
    • Drivers have to complete a set number of laps (at least 305 kilometers) the fastest to win the race.
    • Drivers must use at least two dry compounds during the race, except under wet race conditions.
    • Pits are allowed to change tyres or make changes on the car (Parc Fermé rules apply)
    • No refueling allowed during pits.
  • Selected Tyre Compounds
    • Soft - C3
    • Medium - C2
    • Hard - C1

References[edit]