Formula One - Spanish Grand Prix Preview

The Sports NetworkMay 7, 2014 

Date: Sunday, May 11

Start Time: 8 a.m. ET

Site: Circuit de Catalunya -- Barcelona, Spain

Track: 4.655 km (2.892 miles), 16-turn road course

Laps: 66

Miles: 190.825 (307.104 km)

Capacity: 100,000+

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 44th

On TV: NBC Sports Network

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Race record: Fernando Alonso, 2006 (1 hr., 26 mins., 21.759 secs.)

Qualifying record: Mark Webber, 2010 (1 min., 19.996 secs.)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Fernando Alonso

Runner up: Kimi Raikkonen

Pole winner: Nico Rosberg (1:20.718)

Top 10:

1. Fernando Alonso (Start: 5)

2. Kimi Raikkonen (4)

3. Felipe Massa (9)

4. Sebastian Vettel (3)

5. Mark Webber (7)

6. Nico Rosberg (1)

7. Paul di Resta (10)

8. Jenson Button (14)

9. Sergio Perez (8)

10. Daniel Ricciardo (11)

Average speed: 185.605 kph

Time of race: 1 hr., 39 mins., 16.596 secs.

Margin of victory: 9.338 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Past winners

2013 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 185.605 mph/1:39:16.596

2012 Pastor Maldonado, Williams Renault, 185.837 kph/1:39:9.145

2011 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 186.020 kph/1:39:3.301

2010 Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 192.471 kph/1:35:44.101

2009 Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes, 188.214 kph/1:37:19.202

2008 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 186.365 kph/1:38:19.051

2007 Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 198.102 kph/1:31.36.230

2006 Fernando Alonso, Renault, 212.074 kph/1:26:21.759

2005 Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren-Mercedes, 209.844 kph/1:27:16.830

2004 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 209.205 kph/1:27:32.841

2003 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 196.620 kph/1:33:46.933

2002 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:30:29.981

2001 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:31:03.305

2000 Mika Hakkinen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:33:55.390

1999 Mika Hakkinen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:34:13.665

1998 Mika Hakkinen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:33:37.621

1997 Jacques Villeneuve, Williams, 1:30:35.896

1996 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:59:49.307

1995 Michael Schumacher, Benetton, 1:34:20.507

1994 Damon Hill, Williams-Renault, 1:36:14.374

1993 Alain Prost, Williams-Renault, 1:32:27.685

1992 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Renault, 1:56:10.674

1991 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Renault, 1:38:41.541

1990 Alain Prost, Ferrari, 1:48:01.461

1989 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:47:48.264

1988 Alain Prost, McLaren-Honda, 1:48:43.851

1987 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Honda, 1:49:12.692

1986 Ayrton Senna, Lotus-Renault, 1:48:47.735

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1979 Patrick Depailler, Ligier-Ford, 1:39:11.84

1978 Mario Andretti, Lotus-Ford, 1:41:47.06

1977 Mario Andretti, Lotus-Ford, 1:42:52.22

1976 James Hunt, McLaren-Ford, 1:42:20.43

1975 Jochen Mass, McLaren-Ford, 42:53.7

1974 Niki Lauda, Ferrari, 2:00:29.56

1973 Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus-Ford, 1:48:18.7

1972 Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus-Ford, 2:03:41.23

1971 Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1:49:03.4

1970 Jackie Stewart, March-Ford, 2:10:58.2

1969 Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford, 2:16:54.0

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Last race

Race: Chinese Grand Prix (April 20)

Site: Shanghai International Circuit -- Shanghai, China

Miles: 182.785 (294.164 km)

Laps: 54

Finish line order: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel

Time of Race: 1 hr., 33 mins., 28.338 secs.

Average speed: 188.824 kph

Margin of victory: 18.062 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Lap leaders:

Entry list

#1 Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#3 Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#4 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#6 Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mercedes

#7 Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland) Ferrari

#8 Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Renault

#9 Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden) Caterham-Renault

#10 Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan) Caterham-Renault

#11 Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico) Force India-Mercedes

#13 Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Renault

#14 * Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain) Ferrari

#17 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#19 Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Williams-Mercedes

#20 Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark) McLaren-Mercedes

#21 Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico Sauber-Ferrari

#22 Jenson Button (Frome, England) McLaren-Mercedes

#25 Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France) Toro Rosso-Renault

#26 Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Toro Rosso-Renault

#27 Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany) Force India-Mercedes

#44 Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England) Mercedes

#77 Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland) Williams-Mercedes

#99 Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany) Sauber-Ferrari

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Fernando Alonso 2 Won 3 Ret 5 2 5 2 Won
Kimi Raikkonen Won 5 Ret Won Ret 3 2
Felipe Massa 11 4 Won 2 6 6 Ret 15 3
Sebastian Vettel Ret 4 3 Won 6 5
Nico Rosberg 11 6 Ret 8 13 7 7 6
Jenson Button 6 12 6 Won 5 3 9 8
Daniel Ricciardo 13 10
Lewis Hamilton 2 3 9 14 2 8 12
Nico Hulkenberg 16 10 15

Notes

The Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona is round 5 on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

This will be the 24th time the Spanish GP has run at Circuit de Catalunya. The first race was held on Barcelona's Pedralbes street circuit in 1951. The event in Spain has also been held at Barcelona's Montjuich Park (four times), Jerez (five times) and Jarama (nine times). It has run at Circuit de Catalunya each year since 1991.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Spanish GP with six. Schumacher won this race in back-to-back years from 1995-96 and then scored four consecutive victories in it from 2001-04. All but one of his wins in this race came from the pole position.

Ferrari teammates Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the only active drivers with multiple victories in the Spanish GP. Alonso won it in 2006 (when he drove for Renault) and '13. Raikkonen's victories came 2005 (McLaren) and '08.

Four other active drivers have won the Spanish GP in the past: Felipe Massa (2007), Jenson Button (2009), Sebastian Vettel (2011) and Pastor Maldonado (2012).

Two years ago, Maldonado became the third driver in F1 history to score his maiden win in the Spanish GP. Niki Lauda's inaugural victory came in this race in 1974, and Jochen Mass won it for the first time the following year.

Alonso leads all active drivers with seven podium appearances in the Spanish GP. This is the "home race" for the Spaniard.

All but two of the previous 23 Spanish GPs held at Circuit de Catalunya have been won from either the first or second starting positions. Schumacher started third when he won this race in 1996. Alonso's victory there last year came from the fifth starting spot.

Round 6 in this year's F1 world championship is the May 25 Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg won last year's most prestigious race on the F1 circuit.

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