Spanish GP this weekend


The Spanish GP is on this weekend, and the questions on everyone’s lips are can Ferrari keep taking the game to Mercedes, and will Bottas continue to beat Hamilton?

F1 in Spain.
F1 in Spain.

Spain has a long history in GP racing, and the 5 km Circuit Catalunya was opened in 1991. A temporary chicane was built at ‘Nissan’ (a very shallow curve) in 1994, but for 1995, ‘Nissan’ was straightened reducing the length of a lap to 5 km.

In previous years we had Kvyat as the ‘destroyer’ but it may be that Grosjean is back to his very physical ways.

Of course we have Alonso, Spain’s poster boy, trying to get his Honda engine to last one race (or even start one race).

We will know the answers to all these questions by Sunday night.

Much speculation as to whether this will be Vettel’s year for the Drivers Championship, but there is a long way to go yet.

I will be watching the F1 in front of the huge screen in Jameson’s Irish Pub (Soi AR, next to Nova Park). The race will start at 7 p.m. but we get there early and have some dinner from the Jameson’s specials menu. Why not join me for dinner and a beer before the race?