Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix

Circuit length
4.675 km
rounds count
fastest lap

Formula 1 Spanish GP

The Barcelona circuit is the scene of the first of two winter tests in 2022 after the 2021 tests were only held in Bahrain. The drivers know the track in Catalonia like the back of their hands because through those tests they have already covered a few race distances before the first free practice starts. The circuit has many bends and few straights, but still a track where Mercedes has been extremely successful in recent years!

F1 Standings

1VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing661:27.437-
2PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing66+13.072-
3RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team66+32.927-
4SAICarlos SainzFerrari66+45.208-
5HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team66+54.534-
6BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team66+59.976-
7OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team66+75.397-
8NORLando NorrisMcLaren66+83.235-
9ALOFernando AlonsoAlpine F1 team65+1LAP-
10TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri65+1LAP-
11VETSebastian VettelAston Martin F1 team65+1LAP-
12RICDaniel RicciardoMcLaren65+1LAP-
13GASPierre GaslyScuderia AlphaTauri65+1LAP-
14SCHMick SchumacherHaas F165+1LAP-
15STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team65+1LAP-
16LATNicholas LatifiWilliams64+2LAPS-
17MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F164+2LAPS-
18ALBAlex AlbonWilliams64+2LAPS-
19LECCharles LeclercFerrari27+38LAPS-
20ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team28+37LAPS-

The Spanish Grand Prix 2022

The circuit in Montmelo has been the place where team bosses, drivers and fans eagerly await for years. A race lap only lasts 1:18 (the lap record set by Max Verstappen in 2021) making it exciting for 66 laps. Two straights and only two (fixed) DRS zones mean that drivers must also show guts in the corners by making an overtake there.

Almost every winter test, Formula 1 travels to Barcelona to perform lap after lap on this circuit. Thousands of laps later, every driver knows every corner and every spot where someone might think they could place an overtaking manoeuvre.

This time there is no driving in a cold climate, but the Spanish sun shines wonderfully above the circuit. The temperature of the tarmac is rising nicely, so teams now have to worry about keeping the tyre cool enough, while in winter they had to do everything they could to warm them up.

What does the race weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix look like?

The first press conferences are scheduled for Friday morning. FP1 is scheduled for May 20 at 13:00 [UK time]. The second practice takes place at 16:00. Qualifying starts on Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 PM, after which the race will be held on Sunday, May 22.

What time does the Spanish Grand Prix start?

As in previous years, the GP of Spain can be followed live in the GPblog live blog from half an hour before the start of the race. The start time of the Spanish Grand Prix is ​​2:00 PM UK time and the race can also. The free practice sessions and qualifying can also be followed on your chosen TV option. 

[time overview in schedule]