Leclerc has had a great weekend so far, topping all the leaderboards in training and leading on Saturday after a thrilling late comeback.
While F1 enjoyed the glamor and charm of a new venue last time out, a trip to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya marks a return to one of the sport’s traditional homes.
The locals will support Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso – a potential veteran for the last time – the two drivers who made unintentional mistakes in recent races.
It may be the second European race of the season, but it’s the first big chance for the teams to make major upgrades to their cars this season.
Here are all the details before the Spanish Grand Prix…
When is the Spanish F1 Grand Prix?
The Spanish F1 Grand Prix will take place on Sunday May 22, 2022.
What time is the Spanish F1 Grand Prix?
The weekend started on Friday with the first practice at 1pm BST before the second session at 4pm. Charles Leclerc dominated the first two practice sessions to suggest Ferrari’s new upgrades would help lead the title fight against Red Bull.
The third practice race track begins Saturday at 12 p.m. and qualifying begins at 3 p.m.
On race day, the lights must go out at 2:00 p.m. GMT.
How can I watch the Spanish F1 Grand Prix?
TV channels: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage starting at 12.30pm before the lights go out at 2pm.
Live: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in online via the Sky Go app.
Free features: Channel 4 will show highlights of the free run at 6.30pm on Sunday.
live blog: You can follow the race as it goes via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Matt Majendie on the track to provide expert analysis.
Who leads the Spanish F1 Grand Prix?
Charles Leclerc took center stage on Saturday after a thrilling final.
Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz therefore want to start in the front row.