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Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments at the Grand Prix of Spain.

Lots of fun!



  • GP Spain

  • Verstappen leads

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in one day

35 more laps

- Hamilton is one and a half seconds (!) Faster than Verstappen on the medium tires in the last lap.

The difference is only 3.5 seconds.

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38 more laps

- Pitstop Hamilton and with that Verstappen gets back the lead.

The Mercedes driver returns to the track just in front of teammate Bottas, six seconds behind the Dutchman.

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39 more laps

- Verstappen is by far the fastest man on the track and is approaching number two Charles Leclerc, who also has to make a pit stop.

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40 more laps

- Verstappen is on the road very quickly on his new tires.

If Hamilton were to make a pit stop now, he would be back on track behind the Red Bull.

Or would Mercedes try a one-stopper?

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42 more laps

- Verstappen is passed by Pérez and also passes Ricciardo, who makes a pit stop.

The Dutchman is now in third place.

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42 more laps

- Bad pit stop from Verstappen!

The right supporters are not doing well and the Red Bull driver loses at least two seconds with that.

Verstappen falls back to fifth place.

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43 more laps

- Verstappen in the pits!

The Red Bull driver gives the lead to Hamilton, who of course also has to stop.

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43 more laps

- Pit stop Valtteri Bottas.

The Finn switches from soft to medium and comes back on track in sixth place.

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44 more laps

- Hamilton creeps closer and is now within DRS distance of Verstappen.

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45 more laps

- Pitstops Vettel and Alonso.

Both drivers switch to the medium band and join the rear.

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LAP 19 / 66The ⬅️➡️ gap between Max and Lewis is around 1.5 seconds #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 # F1

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Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 13: 34 - 9 May 2021

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Hamilton's right rear tire doesn't look completely fresh anymore.

Verstappen has not yet said anything about his tires about the on-board radio.

LAP 17/66 Hamilton's right-rear tire is showing signs of wear 🔎 #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 # F1

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Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 13: 31 - 9 May 2021

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49 more laps

- The drivers who are planning a two-stopper today - the fastest strategy on paper - now end up in their

pit stop window

.

Hamilton complains on the radio that his tires are starting to deteriorate.

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50 more laps

- Overtaking actions are scarce today.

It could turn into a tactical game of chess.

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Avatar Author Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Moment of places 13: 26 - 9 May 2021

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52 more laps

- Hamilton drives towards the end of the straight to the tail of Verstappen, but is still too far away to start an overtaking action.

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in one day

54 more rounds

- The score: 



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton 1.0

  • Leclerc 2.7

  • Bottas 1.0

  • Ricciardo 2.1

  • Pérez 1.0

  • in one day

    55 more laps

    - Hamilton is getting closer.

    The Briton is almost within DRS distance of Verstappen.

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    55 more laps

    - Five seconds of penalty for Gasly.

    The Frenchman was not well in his starting area at the start.

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    56 more laps

    - Good restart Max Verstappen.

    The Dutchman easily keeps Hamilton behind, who in turn has to watch out for number three Leclerc.

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    57 more laps

    - The safety car comes in at the end of this round.

    We're going to race again.

    Tsunoda is the first dropout of the day.

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    in one day

    57 more laps

    - Verstappen's lead was not very big, but of course there is less of that because of the safety car.

    For the time being, all drivers from the top ten remain outside.

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    58 more laps

    - Safetycar!

    The Grand Prix of Spain is neutralized.

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    59 more rounds -

     Tsunoda is standing still!

    Will he still get his car out of there?

    If not, we have a safety car.

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    60 more rounds

    - The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton +1.4

  • Leclerc +8.5

  • Bottas +0.7

  • Ricciardo +2.3

  • Pérez +0.8

  • in one day

    61 more laps

    - Hamilton slowly creeps to the tail of Verstappen.

    The gap is 1.3 seconds.

    However, we know that overtaking is difficult at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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    The fact that they do not touch each other is also good for Hamilton.

    Recognize that he is defeated.

    # F1

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    Avatar Author Joost Nederpelt Moment of places 13: 08 - 9 May 2021

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    62 more laps

    - The repeat of the start shows that Verstappen and Hamilton just missed each other at the start.

    So no damage for both drivers.

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    63 more laps

    - Verstappen's lead over Hamilton fluctuates around one and a half seconds.

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    LAP 2/66 After a brave and brilliant start, Verstappen is clear of Hamilton with Leclerc in P3!

    #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 13: 07 - 9 May 2021

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    The start in pictures.

    𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧!

    🚀Verstappen takes Hamilton in turn 1 and immediately pulls away from Lewis 🔥 # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #SpanishGP 🇪🇸

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    Avatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Moment of places 13:06 - 9 May 2021

    in one day

    64 more laps

    - Fastest race

    lap

    Max Verstappen.

    Bottas lost his third place in the second corner to Leclerc.

    in one day

    65 more laps

    - Verstappen immediately takes a one and a half seconds ahead of Hamilton.

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    66 more rounds

    - The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton

  • Leclerc

  • Bottas

  • Ricciardo

  • Pérez

  • Ocon

  • Sainz

  • Norris

  • Alonso

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    START -

    Verstappen has a good start, puts his car next to Hamilton's and takes the lead.

    The drivers hit each other in the first corner.

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    START

    - Verstappen takes the lead !!!

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    Warm

    -up round - The warm-up round is running.

    All drivers leave their seats safely.

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    The starting grid:



  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Max Verstappen

  • Valtteri Bottas

  • Charles Leclerc

  • Esteban Ocon

  • Carlos Sainz

  • Daniel Ricciardo 

  • Sergio Pérez

  • Lando Norris

  • Fernando Alonso

  • Lance Stroll

  • Pierre Gasly

  • Sebastian Vettel

  • Antonio Giovinazzi

  • George Russell

  • Yuki Tsunoda

  • Kimi Räikkönen

  • Mick Schumacher

  • Nicholas Latifi

  • Nikita Mazepin

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    The drivers climb into their car.

    We are about to start.

    Let's go #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 12: 54 - 9 May 2021

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    Have a good one, Team 👊 #SpanishGP

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    Avatar Author Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Moment of places 12: 46 - May 9, 2021

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    Only nine minutes until the start

    - It is now dry again.

    The chance that it will rain is estimated at 20 percent, according to the FIA.

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    Do you remember where you were on May 15, 2016?

    Max Verstappen is back in the place where he wrote motorsport history five years ago.

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    Max Verstappen starts his hundredth Grand Prix for Red Bull Racing today.

    Saturday: 100th pole for Lewis 💪Sunday: 100th Red Bull race start for Max 👏 #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 # F1

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    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 12: 43 - 9 May 2021

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    Another twenty minutes until the start

    - Lewis Hamilton reports on the way to the grid that it is splashing.

    Back up