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Verstappen's perfect weekend
He dominated all three free practice sessions, taking pole on Saturday with a disconcerting lead and on Sunday paraded to slam his fifth win of the season. With the best time as a bonus. Max Verstappen seems untouchable this season and it seems so easy at times that we pity the competition. Only one question remains: how many victories will the Batavian win this season?
Mercedes back in the foreground
Fourth and fifth in Monaco, second and third in Barcelona: yes, Mercedes is much better. The German brand has raised its head after an average start to the season and the drivers are delighted. Lewis Hamilton, 2nd, and George Russell, 3rd, while starting 12th, were the only ones in Spain to follow Max Verstappen's times. Sign that the Mercedes is doing well. That makes a 33-point weekend for the black cars, the best of the season, which allows Mercedes to take second place in the constructors' standings.
Zhou regains points
Promising race for the Chinese driver. Zhou Guanyu was very solid on the Montmelo circuit. Starting only 13th, he constantly fought for the top 10 that he ended up winning with a beautiful ninth place. It equals its best result of the season (Australia) and allows Alfa Romeo to take two important points at the bottom of the standings.
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Leclerc, black weekend
"We don't understand what to do with the tires. Honestly, it was a catastrophic weekend": Charles Leclerc grinds black. The Monegasque had another very difficult weekend. Coming out in Q1 with the 19th time on Saturday, Leclerc, starting from the pits, was in trouble on his first stint with the hard tyres, unable to warm them up. He then lost time in traffic and settled for a modest 11th place. As he says so well: "there is a lot of work".
Gasly could do better
Frustrating. That's how to define the weekend of the French driver. On Saturday, Pierre Gasly had done the job on track by signing the fourth time of qualifying. A joy of short duration since the Habs then received a double penalty of three places. Starting in the end tenth, Gasly then completely missed his start quickly finding himself 14th. Eleventh at the finish, he won the point of tenth place following the penalty imposed on Yuki Tsunoda. A lesser evil.
Norris, wasted opportunity
He had achieved impressive qualifications. Lando Norris started third on Sunday with the ambition of scoring big points. However, everything was shattered from Turn 1. A little too aggressive, the McLaren driver hit Hamilton and this forced him to quickly return to the pits to change his front wing. His race then became a struggle with three stops and a modest 17th place.