2010 Spanish Grand Prix – the F1 Fanatic Unofficial Race Programme (Video)

All the information you need for the Spanish Grand Prix

All the information you need for the Spanish Grand Prix

Have all the important information for this weekend?s Spanish Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:

The race

2010 Spanish Grand Prix preview – Alonso looking to win at home while Mercedes pin their hopes on an updated car.

Championship standings ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix – Jenson Button leads the title race with 60 points, ten points ahead of Nico Rosberg. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have 49 each.

2010 Spanish Grand Prix discussion – Going to the race? Find other F1 fans who are heading to the Circuit de Catalunya here.

The track

Circuit de Catalunya 2010

Circuit de Catalunya 2010 (click to enlarge)

Built in 1991 the Circuit de Catalunya holds the Spanish Grand Prix for the 20th year in a row.

It’s a venue the teams now well as it has always been a popular venue for testing. But with testing more tightly restricted this year the teams only spent four days at the venue this winter.

While the track has had some of its faster corners cut back since 1991 at least the race now attracts a much larger crowd thanks to the popularity of Fernando Alonso. He became the first Spanish driver to win his home race in 2006.

The weather

Not for the first time this season, rain may affect this weekend’s race. See the forecast below for more details:

2010 Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Spanish Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

2010 Spanish Grand Prix live TV and commenting times

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

2009 Spanish Grand Prix highlights

Jenson Button scored his fourth win of 2009 here after a change of strategy which out-foxed team mate Rubens Barrichello.

2009 Spanish Grand Prix – Button wins again with the old two-stop.

Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win? – The strategy that helped Button to get ahead of his team mate.

Previous Spanish Grands Prix

2008 Spanish Grand Prix – Raikkonen leads crushing Ferrari 1-2
2007 Spanish Grand Prix – Massa wins, Hamilton leads championship
2006 Spanish Grand Prix – Alonso first Spaniard to win at home
2005 Spanish Grand Prix – Raikkonen takes comfortable win
1994 Spanish Grand Prix – Hill wins as Schumacher clings to second

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Spanish Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

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12 comments on 2010 Spanish Grand Prix – the F1 Fanatic Unofficial Race Programme (Video)

  1. Prash said on 6th May 2010, 8:02

    The track
    “It’s a venue the teams “now” well as it has always”…

    I guess you meant “Know”

  2. kowalsky said on 6th May 2010, 8:42

    i hope todt pushes to get the last corner before the main straight back, and kill that useless chicane.
    It’s time to undo all the wrongs the mosley administration did.

    • Invoke said on 6th May 2010, 9:44

      Forgive me if I’m mistaken but wasn’t it the drivers who asked for the chicane?

      • Macca said on 6th May 2010, 11:11

        No, the drivers asked for the Nelson chicane to be removed because it was to dangerous.

  3. MouseNightshirt said on 6th May 2010, 14:09

    Ah Spain.

    They may have one of the most exciting drivers, but they have the pair of some of the most uninspiring, unexciting and just plain boring tracks of the calendar.

    • Karan said on 6th May 2010, 14:40

      On the contrary, this is one of the best tracks to drive on racing sims. Well before that turn 1 chicane anyway…

  4. Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

    in a word, yes, lets just hope he dosent win this year

  5. theRoswellite said on 6th May 2010, 15:36

    Sorry if this is an inappropriate place for this info, but I’m traveling and have sporadic access to the enet and wanted to get it up before this race:

    For the first four races…

    If you assign a point for each place on the grid and in the finishing list, to include 1-24, and count them equally, you will have the following comparison of teammates.

    AVERAGE RACE AND QUALIFYING ADVANTAGE OVER TEAMMATES

    1. Kubica……16.5 (over Petrov)
    2. Rosberg…..10 (..Schumacher)
    3. Barrichello..6.5 (..Hulkenberg)
    4. Glock……..6.25(..di Grassi)
    5. Sutil……..6 (..Liuzzi)
    6. Kovalainen..4.75 (..Trulli)
    7. de la Rosa…4 (Kobayashi)
    8. Button……1.75 (Hamilton)
    9. Webber……1.5 (Vettel)
    10. Massa…….1.5 (Alonso)
    11. Alguersuari. .5 (Buemi)
    12. Senna & Chandhok tied.

    (Obviously, a driver is significantly punished in this comparison by early retirements or Q/1 qualifying. Remember, this compares only performance not “ability”.)

    Again, sorry for this location.

  6. P5ycH0 said on 6th May 2010, 16:21

    Doesn anybody know if the training sessions can be followed on the TV?
    If so, which channel?
    Or maybe via internet?

    • Myles Woerner said on 6th May 2010, 16:30

      Practice sessions are on the BBC. If you live in the UK, you can watch them later on the iPLayer as well. If you’re in the US, Speed channel broadcasts second free practice, Quali, and the race, all live.

  7. BasCB said on 6th May 2010, 17:14

    from the picture seen at GP Update, link below, it seems Ferrari are not that sure about the barcode thing and had the engine cover redone!

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=152206&catID=1102-4460

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