Top ten pictures from the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

F1 PicturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

The FIA mandated new, larger car numbers from the Spanish Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Fernando Alonso conjured up something special in qualifying, putting his McLaren seventh on the grid. He had been stopped by a power unit problem within second of first practice starting.

Start

Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Lewis Hamilton took pole position but Sebastian Vettel pounced at the start, leading the field to turn one.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Kimi Raikkonen was an early retirement, to the considerable disappointment of one fan.

Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Vettel had to find a way past Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas early on.

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

The championship leaders clashed but Hamilton eventually found a way through.

Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

For once a McLaren was stopped by something other than its own engine. for A bizarre tangle with Felipe Massa ended Stoffel Vandoorne’s race.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Force India capitalised on retirements ahead to take fourth place with Sergio Perez and a career-best fifth for Esteban Ocon.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

Hamilton’s second victory of 2017 moves him within six points of Vettel in the championship.

Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017
Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber, Circuit de Catalunya, 2017

There were big celebrations at Sauber too: Pascal Wehrlein grabbed the team’s first points of the year.

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13 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix”

  1. Woah.. where is that Spanish kid?

    1. Fukobayashi (@offdutyrockstar)
      17th May 2017, 14:03

      *French

      1. ooh ok.. Merci

  2. Sean N (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
    17th May 2017, 12:36

    Just a question, when Hamilton left the track when attempting to pass Vettel in the pic did he rejoin the track properly?

    I seem to remember if a driver went off there were some cones on the exit of the corner indication the correct poit to rejoin.

    1. Hamilton did nothing wrong there, it’s been explained umpteen times in various posts. Basically he never took a short cut / straight line because of a braking or other error for which a penalty exists.

      1. Sean N (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
        17th May 2017, 17:33

        As I said, just a question. No time having to read umpteen posts.
        Thanks very much!

    2. Fukobayashi (@offdutyrockstar)
      17th May 2017, 14:03

      He rejoined the track to the right of the speedbumps. For the millionth time.

      1. Sean N (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
        17th May 2017, 17:37

        Millionth time? I thought is was only once? hehe
        Unlike some I only dip in and out of these forums so I needed enlightening.
        Thanks for your response.

        1. Where are the concrete walls when we need them?

        2. How dare you ask a question!

  3. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
    17th May 2017, 19:40

    Wow, look at that! Wherlein finished 18th! A driver that retired from the race was clarified in a higher position than that!

    OK, i know there is just a bar splitting the P and the 8 but it looks so like P18 :D

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      17th May 2017, 20:46

      whoops, classified not clarified!

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