Formula One

 
                *** Formula One - Spanish Grand Prix Preview ***
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 Date: Sunday, May 10
 Site: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya -- Montmelo, Spain
 Track: 4.655 km (2.892 miles), 16-turn road course
 Capacity: 100,000+
 Annual: 45th
 Television: NBC Sports Network
 Start Time: 8 a.m. ET
 Qualifying Time: Saturday, May 9/8 a.m. ET (TV: CNBC)
 Defending Champion: Lewis Hamilton
 Runner-up: Nico Rosberg
 Pole Winner: Lewis Hamilton (finished 1)
 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.)
 
                                  2014 Finish
                                  -----------
 
 Finish  Driver               Start          Finish  Driver               Start
 ------  ------               -----          ------  ------               -----
   1     Lewis Hamilton          1             6     Fernando Alonso         7
   2     Nico Rosberg            2             7     Kimi Raikkonen          6
   3     Daniel Ricciardo        3             8     Romain Grosjean         5
   4     Sebastian Vettel       15             9     Sergio Perez           11
   5     Valtteri Bottas         4            10     Nico Hulkenberg        10
 
                   2014 Spanish Grand Prix Facts and Figures
                   -----------------------------------------
 
 Average Speed: 182.282 kph
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 41 mins., 5.155 secs.
 Margin of Victory: 0.636 secs.
 Cars running at Finish: 20
 Cars on Final Lap: 6
 Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel, 1:28.918, Lap 55
 Pole Winner: Lewis Hamilton (1:25.232)
 
        Past Spanish Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
        ----------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- Mercedes -- 182.282 kph/1:41:05.155
 2013 -- Fernando Alonso (5) -- Ferrari -- 185.605 kph/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)
                 ---------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
 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: Bahrain Grand Prix (April 19)
 Site: Bahrain International Circuit -- Sakhir, Bahrain
 Laps: 57
 Miles: 182.115 (308.238 km)
 Winner: Lewis Hamilton
 Second: Kimi Raikkonen
 Third: Nico Rosberg
 Fourth: Valtteri Bottas
 Fifth: Sebastian Vettel
 Pole Winner: Lewis Hamilton (finished 1)
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 35 mins., 5.809 secs.
 Average Speed: 194.478 kph
 Margin of Victory: 3.380 secs.
 
                         Spanish Grand Prix Entry List
                         -----------------------------
 
 Car  Driver, Hometown                     Car/Name
 ---  ----------------                     --------
   3  Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)  Red Bull Racing-Renault
   5  Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)  Ferrari
   6  Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)    Mercedes
   7  Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)      Ferrari
   8  Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Mercedes
   9  Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)      Sauber-Ferrari
  11  Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)   Force India-Mercedes
  12  Felipe Nasr (Brasilia, Brazil)       Sauber-Ferrari
  13  Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Mercedes
  14  Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)      McLaren-Honda
  19  Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)     Williams-Mercedes
  22  Jenson Button (Frome, England)       McLaren-Honda
  26  Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Red Bull Racing-Renault
  27  Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)  Force India-Mercedes
  28  Will Stevens (Rochford, England)     Marussia-Ferrari
  33  Max Verstappen (Hasselt, Belgium)    Toro Rosso-Renault
  44 *Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)  Mercedes
  55  Carlos Sainz Jr. (Madrid, Spain)     Toro Ross-Renault
  77  Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)   Williams-Mercedes
  98  Roberto Merhi (Castellon, Spain)     Marussia-Ferrari
 
 * - defending champion.
 
                Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
                -----------------------------------------------
 
 Driver               2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014
 ------               ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Lewis Hamilton       ---     2     3     9    14     2     8    12   Won
 Nico Rosberg          11     6   Ret     8    13     7     7     6     2
 Daniel Ricciardo     ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---    13    10     3
 Sebastian Vettel     ---   ---   Ret     4     3   Won     6     5     4
 Valtteri Bottas      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---    16     5
 Fernando Alonso      Won     3   Ret     5     2     5     2   Won     6
 Kimi Raikkonen         5   Ret   Won   Ret   ---   ---     3     2     7
 Jenson Button          6    12     6   Won     5     3     9     8    11
 Felipe Massa           4   Won     2     6     6   Ret    15     3    13
 Pastor Maldonado     ---   ---   ---   ---   ---    15   Won    14    15
 
 Mover of the Week
 -----------------
 Daniil Kvyat - started 17 and finished 9
 
 Sports Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Lewis Hamilton
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 1
 
 NOTES:
      The Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is round 5 on
 the 2015 Formula One calendar.
 
 This will be the 25th time the Spanish GP has run at Circuit de Barcelona-
 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.
 
 Kimi Raikkonen from Ferrari and Fernando Alonso from McLaren are the only
 active drivers with multiple victories in the Spanish GP. Raikkonen won it
 2005 and '08, and Alonso did so in '06 and '13.
 
 Five other active drivers have won the Spanish GP in the past: Felipe Massa
 (2007), Jenson Button (2009), Sebastian Vettel (2011), Pastor Maldonado (2012)
 and Lewis Hamilton (2014).
 
 Three years ago, Maldonado became the third driver in F1 history to score his
 maiden win in the Spanish GP. Niki Lauda's inaugural victory occurred 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 24 Spanish GPs held at Circuit de Barcelona-
 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
 two years ago came from the fifth starting spot.
 
 Round 6 in this year's F1 world championship is the May 24 Monaco Grand Prix.
 Nico Rosberg has won that race the previous two years.
 
 05/05 21:25:14 ET

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