The two-time champion and leader of the Formula 1 World Championship, Max Verstappen (Red Bull), starts this Sunday from the first place of the Spanish Grand Prix of Formula 1 at the Motmeló circuit in Barcelona. The race, the eighth round of the 2023 season, starts at 10.00 (Argentine time) and has exclusive Star+ transmission.
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Nicki Nicole, in the middle of the starting grid and fan of Checo Pérez
George Russell, to the leca in the lap of location
Colapinto, second in Formula 3
The Argentine driver escorted Spaniard Pepe Martin (Campos Racing), who won the second race of the weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.
It was his fourth consecutive race scoring points.
"Very positive weekend for us, with good points for the championship, very grateful to those who came to see me at the circuit," said the Argentine in a message on his social networks.
Alonso and Leclerc, for the comeback
While he will start inside the top 10 of the standings, Fernando Alonso did not show the performance that took him to second place on the podium in Monte Carlo. The Spaniard was ninth, three places behind teammate Lance Stroll.
For his part, 2022 poleman Charles Leclerc had a Saturday to forget, finishing 19th and saying goodbye in Q1. In a very complicated start to qualifying due to some rains that affected the track, the Monegasque had his own problems with a Ferrari with problems at the rear. "Unbelievable," he said after being left out by just 205 thousandths.
Photo: REUTERS/Albert Gea
Is the rain coming in Montmeló?
The day was sunny in Barcelona, but gray clouds predict that water could fall and complicate the race, as happened a week ago in the street of Monaco.
Max Verstappen, from pole in Spain to ratify a great weekend
The two-time champion and leader of the Formula 1 World Championship long from the first place of the Spanish Grand Prix of Formula 1 at the Motmeló circuit in Barcelona, escorted by the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and the British Lando Norris (McLaren).
The second starting line will be completed by Frenchman Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), ahead of British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), who beat his teammate Fernando Alonso, third in the 2023 World Championship, for the first time in a qualy.
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) will start from seventh position; the German Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) will do it in the eighth and the Australian Oscar Piastri (McLaren) will complete the top 10 of the Spanish GP.
Max Verstappen with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, the drivers who achieved the three fastest times in the Spanish Grand Prix of Formula 1. Photo: AP/Joan Monfort.
At what time and how to watch the Spanish Grand Prix live?
In Argentina, the eighth round of the season of the highest category of world motorsport will have exclusive transmission of the Star + platform from 10:00.
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