Formula One
Formula One - Spanish Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, May 11
SITE: Circuit de Catalunya -- Barcelona, Spain
TRACK: 4.655 km (2.892 miles), 16-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 44th
TELEVISION: NBC Sports Network
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, May 10/8 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Fernando Alonso
RUNNER-UP: Kimi Raikkonen
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 6)
LAPS: 66
MILES: 190.825 (307.104 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Mark Webber, 2010 (1 min., 19.996 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Fernando Alonso, 2006 (1 hr., 26 mins., 21.759 secs.)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Fernando Alonso56Nico Rosberg1
2Kimi Raikkonen47Paul di Resta10
3Felipe Massa98Jenson Button14
4Sebastian Vettel39Sergio Perez8
5Mark Webber710Daniel Ricciardo11
2013 Spanish Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 185.605 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 39 mins., 16.596 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 9.338 secs.
CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 19
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 9
FASTEST LAP: Esteban Gutierrez, 1:26.217, Lap 56
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (1:20.718)
Past Spanish Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Fernando Alonso (5) -- Ferrari -- 185.605 mph/1:39:16.596
2012 -- Pastor Maldonado (1) -- Williams Renault -- 185.837 kph/1:39:9.145
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel (2) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 186.020 kph/1:39:3.301
2010 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 192.471 kph/1:35:44.101
2009 -- Jenson Button (1) -- Brawn-Mercedes -- 188.214 kph/1:37:19.202
2008 -- Kimi Raikkonen (1) -- Ferrari -- 186.365 kph/1:38:19.051
2007 -- Felipe Massa (1) -- Ferrari -- 198.102 kph/1:31.36.230
2006 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Renault -- 212.074 kph/1:26:21.759
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 209.844 kph/1:27:16.830
2004 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 209.205 kph/1:27:32.841
2003 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 196.620 kph/1:33:46.933
2002 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:30:29.981
2001 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:31:03.305
2000 -- Mika Hakkinen (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:33:55.390
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:34:13.665
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:33:37.621
1997 -- Jacques Villeneuve (1) -- Williams -- 1:30:35.896
1996 -- Michael Schumacher (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:59:49.307
1995 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Benetton -- 1:34:20.507
1994 -- Damon Hill (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:36:14.374
1993 -- Alain Prost (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:32:27.685
1992 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:56:10.674
1991 -- Nigel Mansell (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:38:41.541
1990 -- Alain Prost (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:48:01.461
1989 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:47:48.264
1988 -- Alain Prost (2) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:48:43.851
1987 -- Nigel Mansell (2) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:49:12.692
1986 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- Lotus-Renault -- 1:48:47.735
1985 -- Not held
1984 -- Not Held
1983 -- Not Held
1982 -- Not Held
1981 -- Gilles Villeneuve (7) -- Ferrari -- 1:46:35.01
1980 -- Not Held
1979 -- Patrick Depailler (2) -- Ligier-Ford -- 1:39:11.84
1978 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:41:47.06
1977 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:42:52.22
1976 -- James Hunt (1) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:42:20.43
1975 -- Jochen Mass (11) -- McLaren-Ford -- 42:53.7
1974 -- Niki Lauda (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:00:29.56
1973 -- Emerson Fittipaldi (7) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:48:18.7
1972 -- Emerson Fittipaldi (3) -- Lotus-Ford -- 2:03:41.23
1971 -- Jackie Stewart (4) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:49:03.4
1970 -- Jackie Stewart (3) -- March-Ford -- 2:10:58.2
1969 -- Jackie Stewart (4) -- Matra-Ford -- 2:16:54.0
1968 -- Graham Hill (6) -- Lotus-Ford -- 2:15:2.1
1967 -- Not Held
1966 -- Not Held
1965 -- Not Held
1964 -- Not Held
1963 -- Not Held
1962 -- Not Held
1961 -- Not Held
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Not Held
1958 -- Not Held
1957 -- Not Held
1956 -- Not Held
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Mike Hawthorn (3) -- Ferrari -- 3:13:52.1
1953 -- Not Held
1952 -- Not Held
1951 -- Juan Manual Fangio (2) -- Alfa Romeo -- 2:46:54.10
Past Spanish Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Nico Rosberg -- 6
2012 -- Pastor Maldonado -- 1
2011 -- Mark Webber -- 4
2010 -- Mark Webber -- 1
2009 -- Jenson Button -- 1
2008 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 1
2007 -- Felipe Massa -- 1
2006 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 1
2004 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2003 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2002 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2001 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 5
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
1997 -- Jacques Villeneuve -- 1
1996 -- Damon Hill -- 13
1995 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1994 -- Michael Schumacher -- 2
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1991 -- Gerhard Berger -- 20
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 14
1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 4
1987 -- Nelson Piquet -- 4
1986 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1985 -- Not held
1984 -- Not Held
1983 -- Not Held
1982 -- Not Held
1981 -- Jacques Laffite -- 2
1980 -- Not Held
1979 -- Jacques Laffite -- 23
1978 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1977 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1976 -- James Hunt -- 1
1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 25
1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 1
1973 -- Ronnie Peterson -- 15
1972 -- Jacky Ickx -- 2
1971 -- Jacky Ickx -- 2
1970 -- Jack Brabham -- 7
1969 -- Jochen Rindt -- 11
1968 -- Chris Amon -- 9
1967 -- Not Held
1966 -- Not Held
1965 -- Not Held
1964 -- Not Held
1963 -- Not Held
1962 -- Not Held
1961 -- Not Held
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Not Held
1958 -- Not Held
1957 -- Not Held
1956 -- Not Held
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Alberto Ascari -- 19
1953 -- Not Held
1952 -- Not Held
1951 -- Alberto Ascari -- 4
Last Race Results
RACE: Chinese Grand Prix (April 20)
SITE: Shanghai International Circuit -- Shanghai, China
LAPS: 54
MILES: 182.785 (294.164 km)
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
RUNNER-UP: Nico Rosberg
THIRD: Fernando Alonso
FOURTH: Daniel Ricciardo
FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 33 mins., 28.338 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 188.824 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 18.062 secs.
Spanish Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Red Bull Racing-Renault
3Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Red Bull Racing-Renault
4Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
6Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Ferrari
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Lotus-Renault
9Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)Caterham-Renault
10Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)Caterham-Renault
11Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Force India-Mercedes
13Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Lotus-Renault
14 *Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari
17Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
19Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Williams-Mercedes
20Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)McLaren-Mercedes
21Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Sauber-Ferrari
22Jenson Button (Frome, England)McLaren-Mercedes
25Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Toro Rosso-Renault
26Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)Toro Rosso-Renault
27Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Force India-Mercedes
44Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes
77Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Williams-Mercedes
99Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Sauber-Ferrari
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Fernando Alonso2Won3Ret5252Won
Kimi RaikkonenWon5RetWonRet------32
Felipe Massa114Won266Ret153
Sebastian Vettel---------Ret43Won65
Nico Rosberg---116Ret813776
Jenson Button---6126Won5398
Daniel Ricciardo---------------------1310
Lewis Hamilton------239142812
Nico Hulkenberg---------------16---1015
 
Mover of the Week
Sergio Perez - started 16 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Nico Rosberg
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nico Rosberg) - finished 2
 
NOTES:
The Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona is round 5 on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

This will be the 24th time the Spanish GP has run at Circuit de Catalunya. The first race was held on Barcelona's Pedralbes street circuit in 1951. The event in Spain has also been held at Barcelona's Montjuich Park (four times), Jerez (five times) and Jarama (nine times). It has run at Circuit de Catalunya each year since 1991.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Spanish GP with six. Schumacher won this race in back-to-back years from 1995-96 and then scored four consecutive victories in it from 2001-04. All but one of his wins in this race came from the pole position.

Ferrari teammates Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the only active drivers with multiple victories in the Spanish GP. Alonso won it in 2006 (when he drove for Renault) and '13. Raikkonen's victories came 2005 (McLaren) and '08.

Four other active drivers have won the Spanish GP in the past: Felipe Massa (2007), Jenson Button (2009), Sebastian Vettel (2011) and Pastor Maldonado (2012).

Two years ago, Maldonado became the third driver in F1 history to score his maiden win in the Spanish GP. Niki Lauda's inaugural victory came in this race in 1974, and Jochen Mass won it for the first time the following year.

Alonso leads all active drivers with seven podium appearances in the Spanish GP. This is the "home race" for the Spaniard.

All but two of the previous 23 Spanish GPs held at Circuit de Catalunya have been won from either the first or second starting positions. Schumacher started third when he won this race in 1996. Alonso's victory there last year came from the fifth starting spot.

Round 6 in this year's F1 world championship is the May 25 Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg won last year's most prestigious race on the F1 circuit.

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