Red Bull's Max Verstappen completed another magical weekend with a dominant win at the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix.
Leading the race from the start after taking pole position with ease on Saturday, the Dutchman took the checkered flag for the fifth time this season as his defense of the World Driving Championship continued in style.
Verstappen was initially under pressure from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, who nearly took the lead in the opening corner of the race, but after fighting off that lead, he looked in no danger for the rest of the race.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton came home in P2 at a track where he had previously won six times — the most joint wins in history — while team-mate George Russell rounded out the podium places with a fantastic recovery drive from P12 on the grid.
Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Yuki Tsunoda and Zhou Guanyu all took points in a largely uneventful race on the outskirts of Barcelona.
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Spanish GP F1 2023 results
|1||Max Verstappen||Red bull||26*|
|6||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||8|
|7||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||6|
|10||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||1|
|14||Nyck De Vries||AlphaTauri|
|19||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo|
*The fastest lap
F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023 Live Updates Highlights: How It Happened
KARIRANA ZASTAVA:MAX VERSTAPPEN WON THE 2023 SPANISH GRAND PRIX!!Red Bull's Flying Dutchman delivers another perfect performance to take his fifth win of the season here at the Circuit de Catalunya. It's about as easy a win as he's likely to ever achieve in F1 as he finishes over 24 seconds ahead of Hamilton with Russell finishing third as he holds off Perez at the death.
Krug 64:Two laps to go and Perez needs to make up 4 seconds on Russell to get on the podium here. That seems unlikely now, but you never know!
Krug 63:Tsunoda calls out a five second penalty for that aforementioned incident. Meanwhile, Verstappen is running the fastest lap.
Krug 61:Verstappen receives a black and white flag for exceeding the track limits three times. Elsewhere, Tsunoda was flagged by race control for a potential foul on Zhou Guanyu as the Alfa Romeo driver had to veer onto the safety road at turn one.
Krug 57:Perez was told to watch his tires for a final attack on Russell, while the Mercedes man was told to watch the Mexican in the final laps of this race. It could be a big battle!
Krug 54:Perez uses DRS on the start/finish straight and passes Sainz with ease. Next, Russell.
Krug 51:Red Bull responded to that stop by Hamilton by bringing in Perez for soft tyres. He comes behind Sainz and Russell and will try to catch them.
Elsewhere, the crowd goes wild as Alonso passes Ocon. The Frenchman made a dangerous save, but the veteran managed to avoid the danger and reach P7.
50. krug:Russell has now set the fastest lap of the race and is hunting down Perez for the final podium spot.
Should Red Bull stick or pivot with Perez - stay on the old hards and switch to softs? Hamilton pits.
Krug 47:Russell comes to his last stop and exits on the fresh softs in front of Sainz and behind Perez. He will make up the gap to Perez, but it could be an early stop on the soft tires with 20 laps to go.
Krug 43:Sainz pits for hard tires like his teammate Leclerc. Sainz starts 19 seconds behind Perez, a gap he may struggle to bridge today as the Red Bull driver could go all the way on his own set of difficulties.
41. krug:Hamilton has just been told to keep pace in P2, but to hold the position as Mercedes want to extend this run on medium tyres. It looks like he and teammate Russell will be on the podium today alongside Verstappen.
37. krug:Verstappen rounds Norris and increases his lead to more than 15 seconds. It is a devastating blow for the McLaren man who started this race in third place but suffered damage on the first lap.
34. krug:Perez now also passes Ocon and starts chasing Stroll who is currently in P5. The Red Bull driver has heavy tires and could go all the way to the end of this race, can he fight for a place on the podium?
Speaking of podium places, Russell leapfrogs Sainz on the start/finish straight to take P3.
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31. krug:Perez leapfrogs Alonso to move into P8. The Aston Martin man is really struggling out there to the irritation of the Spanish crowd!
The rain that Russell announced a few laps ago was actually sweat in his helmet.
28. krug:As Russell says it's raining at Turn 5, his team-mate Hamilton makes a move against Sainz to move up to P2. Russell is now chasing the home favorite as he sets the fastest lap of the race so far.
26. krug:A lap after his teammate enters, Russell now also pits. He comes out just ahead of Ocon in P6 which could be the key.
Verstappen is also involved and is back on the hard tyre. That could see him go all the way here in Barcelona.
25. krug:Gasly overtook Leclerc, De Vries and Hulkenberg in the last few laps. Alpine Man is absolutely flying at the moment!
Hamilton enters the pits and exits behind Sainz for a few seconds.
23. krug:Gasly pumps in the fastest lap of this race as the track gets faster and faster. The top four aren't fighting here yet, but who will pull the trigger first? It could prove to be very important.
20. krug:The order is a bit mixed up at the moment, with some drivers stopping early and some not.
Verstappen leads 8 seconds ahead of Hamilton, Russell, Perez and Sainz. Alonso boxing.
16. krug:Sainz goes to the pits and switches to medium tires. He came out behind teammate Leclerc, who is up to P8.
14. krug:Hamilton is now starting to turn the screw in his pursuit of Sainz for P2 in this race. The man from Mercedes is taking parts of the lap time of the Spaniards.
11. krug:There is a lot of overtaking and early pit stops here as both Alfa Romeo and Haas cars were in it. Russell is now making a great move at Ocon and is up to P5 on the grid from P12.
8. krug:Not to be outdone by his team-mate, Hamilton now overtakes the Aston Martin car of Lance Stroll to move up the podium places and P3.
The British driver must quickly build that gap.
7. krug:After a few laps of trying DRS, Russell gets around Alonso on the outside to take P6. Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu made it to P8 after already making up five places.
5. krug:So Verstappen leads with a gap of almost two seconds behind Sainz in P2. Stroll then follows close behind, with Hamilton in his rear-view mirror. Then there are Ocon, Alonso and Russell.
Russell was spotted by the Marshalls as he left the track and gained the lead. Decision in progress.
3. krug:A lot of movement up and down the order already Stroll, Alonso and Russell overtook early. Russell is up to P7.
LIGHT SWITCHING OFF:We're going to the Circuit de Catalunya, and Verstappen is leading. Sainz almost jumped the Red Bull man, but Verstappen held on. Norris and Hamilton collided behind and the McLaren man was damaged, what a disaster for him! Walk to P3 for Aston Martin!
2 minutes until lights out:Heading into the formation lap ahead of the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix, can home favorite Carlos Sainz take an early lead from second on the grid? We're about to find out.
15 minutes until lights out:The drivers now go to the start of the starting grid to the national anthem.
30 minutes until lights out:The pit lane is open and all cars have made it to the starting grid for today's race. It's not long until kick-off here in Barcelona and crucially for now, there's no sign of rain.
George Russell had a bit of time as he slid off the track on his way to the grid, but his car appears to be fine.
1 hour until shutdown:A bit of news worth mentioning, which is that Charles Leclerc and Logan Sargeant will start from the pits this afternoon as they both made car modifications while under Parc Ferme conditions.
It won't really come as a surprise especially to Ferrari fans who would have expected the Italian team to make changes to Leclerc's car after his dreadful P19 in qualifying yesterday!
1 hour and 15 minutes until lights out:Home favorite Carlos Sainz is Verstappen's closest challenger today in terms of grid order and he will be hoping to step up early in this race if he is to have any chance of beating the Dutchman in Barcelona.
1 hour and 30 minutes until lights out:Hello and welcome to the Live Sports News coverage of the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Max Verstappen starts again from pole position and aims to win for the fifth time this season.
Starting grid for the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix
|14||Nyck De Vries|
* indicates a penalty of six places
What time does the F1 race start?
- Datum:Sunday, June 4
- Start time:14:00 BST/ 09:00 ET / 23:00 AEDT/ 15:00 local time
Sunday's 2023 Spanish Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 15:00 local time. Lights out will take place just after 14:00 BST/09:00 ET.
Below is the full schedule of F1 events for the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
|Datum||An event||Time (BST)||Time (ET)||Time (AEST)|
|Friday, June 2||Exercise 1||12:30 sati||07:30 sati||21:30 sati|
|Friday, June 2||Exercise 2||16:00 sati||11:00 sati||01:00 (Sat, May 20)|
|Saturday, June 3||Exercise 3||11:30 sati||06:30 sati||20:30 sati|
|Saturday, June 3||Qualifications||15:00 sati||10:00 sati||00:00 (Sun, May 21)|
|Sunday, June 4||race||14:00 sati||09:00 sati||23:00 sata|
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What TV channel is F1 on?
|Television channel||Sky Sports F1||ESPN/ABC||TSN (English); RDS (French)||Fox Sports|
Where can I stream F1 live?
|Live broadcast||NOW TV / Sky Go app||ESPN+||fuboTV,TSN Direct||You guys|
How to watch Formula 1 in the USA
- Television channel:ABC; ESPN
- Live broadcast:FuboTV / Hulu / Sling TV
F1 fans in the US can catch all the action in 2023 with all 23 races to be shown live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. For Spanish-language viewers, live coverage can be found on ESPN Deportes, although ESPNews and ESPNU will also show some practice and qualifying sessions live throughout the year.
As with the official F1 TV service, the action can be streamed live on Hulu + Live TV with a subscription. Elsewhere, Sling TV will also be showing the action, as will FuboTV in the US.
How to watch Formula 1 in Canada
- Television channel:TSN (English); RDS (French)
- Live broadcast:TSN Direct
For fans in Canada, TSN will televise the races in English. For those looking for French-language broadcasting, RDS has you covered.
Races can be streamedfuboTVand through TSN's streaming service, TSN Direct.
How to watch Formula 1 in the UK
- Television channel:Sky Sports F1
- Live broadcast:NOW TV / Sky Go app
UK viewers can catch all the F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to watch F1 2023 live, you can watch via the Sky Go app if you're an existing subscriber or you can buySky Sports Pass na NOW TV.
How to watch Formula 1 in Australia
- Television channel:Fox Sports; Kanal 10
- Live broadcast:You guys
Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia for the 2023 season.
How to watch Formula 1 in India
- Television channel:N/A
- Live broadcast:F1 TV Pro
No television network is currently set to host the action this year in India, although Formula 1 has launched F1 TV Pro for the first time in the country to allow fans to stream the action live.
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Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
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- Pole run to Turn 1 braking point – 595 metres.
- Overtakes completed in 2022 – 75.
- Pit stop time loss – 22.88 seconds.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya: since 1991
It was a project driven by the Catalan Government, the Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia and the Montmeló Town Council.
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|2||Red Bull Racing||17|
Facilities at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
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|Category||Formula One car|
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Facilities at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Visit a supermarket before you go to the track to stock up on food and drinks, but remember that you won't get into the circuit with glass or cans and that alcohol is prohibited inside the circuit.
More Information about attending the Spanish Grand Prix
Please note that the Barcelona Circuit is a dry track and only non-alcoholic drinks are sold by vendors inside the circuit. Several bars outside the circuit sell alcoholic beverages, but you can not take them inside the circuit gates.