2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Preview

07.
May 2019
Brackley

Preparing for battle at Round 5 of the 2019 Formula One season in Barcelona

  • Toto Talks Spain
  • Stat Attack: Spain and Beyond

Toto Talks Spain

Nobody would have predicted four consecutive Mercedes 1-2s after winter testing. But here we are having scored 173 points in the first four races – a remarkable result which is first and foremost testament of the amazing work of every single member of the team. Our devotion to the task, our hunger for victory and our love of racing are stronger than ever.

The results seem to paint a relatively clear picture, but the truth is that they’re too flattering. The performance has fluctuated in the first four races. We had the fastest car in Australia and China, but we won in Bahrain thanks to our reliability when we were on the back foot in terms of speed. And while our race pace looked good in Azerbaijan, we were never able to build a truly comfortable gap to our rivals. So there is no complacency about our situation because we know that it’s not truly representative of the balance of power this season so far.

Our next stop takes us to Barcelona, where our opponents were blisteringly quick in winter testing, so the Spanish Grand Prix will be anything but easy. Despite the good start to the season we remain quite sceptical of our own performance and know that there are a number of areas where we can and must improve. We anticipate a tough and competitive weekend, first against our rivals and also between our drivers. Everything is still very much up for grabs this season and we will be keeping our foot firmly to the floor.

Stat Attack: Spain and Beyond

2019 Spanish Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(CEST)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Practice 1

Friday

11:00-12:30

10:00-11:30

11:00-12:30

Practice 2

Friday

15:00-16:30

14:00-15:30

15:00-16:30

Practice 3

Saturday

12:00-13:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

Qualifying

Saturday

15:00-16:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

Race

Sunday

15:10-17:10

14:10-16:10

15:10-17:10

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Spanish Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes
(All Time)

10

4

8

6

12

2

5

Mercedes
(Since 2010)

9

4

7

6

11

2

4

Lewis

Hamilton

12

3

7

4

6

4

1

Valtteri

Bottas

6

0

1

0

1

0

1

MB Power

26

9

23

10

20

7

19

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

2,461

12,538

39,887

123,908

98,440,000

Lewis

Hamilton

1,255

6,370

20,355

62,970

50,200,000

Valtteri

Bottas

1,109

5,643

18,077

55,700

44,360,000

MB Power

5,898

30,421

95,644

300,170

235,920,000

 

Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Mercedes

(All Time)

193

91

187

104

185

67

48

62

Mercedes (Since 2010)

181

82

170

96

165

58

43

58

Lewis

Hamilton

233

75

138

84

135

41

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

122

5

34

8

20

11

N/A

N/A

MB Power

463

177

455

187

365

162

79

99

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