Watch the Spanish GP at 2.10pm on Sky F1, build-up from 12.30pm
Last Updated: 12/05/19 9:55am
Valtteri Bottas lines up on pole position for the third consecutive race at the Spanish GP, but all eyes will be on the start as he is joined by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on the front row.
A title rivalry is developing between the pair, though they will certainly hope to avoid a repeat of the Mercedes collision between Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the 2016 Barcelona race.
Sebastian Vettel could only manage third behind the Mercedes pair, and he will be joined on the second row of the grid by Max Verstappen, who did well to out-qualify Charles Leclerc for Red Bull.
It’s a Ferrari-Red Bull third row, too, with Leclerc ahead of Pierre Gasly.
Daniel Ricciardo did well to make it into Q3 for Renault in qualifying, particularly when considering team-mate Nico Hulkenberg was eliminated in Q1, but the Australian does have a three-place grid penalty here after reversing into Daniil Kvyat at the last race in Azerbaijan.
The other grid penalty is for George Russell, who had to take a new gearbox after a Practice Three shunt and was therefore docked five places. But that only drops him one grid position, from 19th to 20th.
The provisional Spanish GP grid
1) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
3) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
4) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
5) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
6) Pierre Gasly, Red Bull
7) Romain Grosjean, Haas
8) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
9) Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso
10) Lando Norris, McLaren
11) Alex Albon, Toro Rosso
12) Carlos Sainz, McLaren
13) Daniel Ricciardo, Renault*
14) Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo
15) Sergio Perez, Racing Point
16) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
17) Lance Stroll, Racing Point
18) Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
19) Robert Kubica, Williams
20) George Russell, Williams**
*has three-place grid penalty for reversing into Daniil Kvyat at Azerbaijan GP
**has five-place grid penalty for change of gearbox
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