After a stop-start opening to the season, especially compared to a hectic 2020, this year’s first F1 double-header is completed by the Spanish Grand Prix.

Comparatively easy logistically to move on from neighbouring Portugal in the space of a few days, the Circuit de Catalunya just outside Barcelona stages round four of the campaign.

So far, the season has been all about Mercedes v Red Bull and more specifically, Lewis Hamilton v Max Verstappen. The duo have been trading blow for blow, with Verstappen’s victory at Imola sandwiched in between wins for Hamilton in Bahrain and Portugal.

As a result, the seven-time World Champion holds an eight-point lead over the Dutchman in the Drivers’ standings, with the rest having been fighting for scraps up to now – third place, for Valtteri Bottas twice and Lando Norris, is the best anyone else has achieved to date in 2021.

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