The Spanish GP preview

The Spanish GP preview

The beginning of the European season has long been viewed as the event where the favourites will emerge. It's a familiar circuit, where F1 tested just 10 weeks ago, and most teams have their major upgrade packages on the cars now. So who will lead the way? Edd Straw looks ahead

Following a trio of dramatic races, all of which were affected by rain either in qualifying or the race, the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to give the most emphatic indication of the real competitive order since the Bahrain GP in March.

The Circuit de Catalunya is a heavily aero-dependent circuit, which makes Red Bull comfortable pre-race favourite at a track where Adrian Newey cars have won regularly during his McLaren and Williams days.

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