Alonso to start from the back
Fernando Alonso was set to start from 17th today following his disappointing qualifying, but Alpine have decided to take the opportunity to change his power unit so he will line up from last place at his home event. It’s the fourth engine Alonso has used this season, exceeding the limit of three power units in a year. The only way is up for the two-time world champion.
Title race about to heat up
It’s 35 degrees in Barcelona but it hasn’t stopped a raucous crowd from turning up for what should be an exciting race. For the fourth time this season it’s Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen on the front row of the grid. So far, the title protagonists have raced each other cleanly but the long run down to Turn 1 could see them get very close on the opening lap. Carlos Sainz will be right there to take advantage of any incidents between the leading pair.
What time does F1’s Spanish Grand Prix start?
This Sunday’s race will commence at 15:00 CEST, which is the local time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmelo. That is 14:00 BST for fans watching on from the United Kingdom, or 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT for those watching on from the USA. There are more start times around the world in the graphic below.