The Spanish Grand Prix preview
After the overtaking frenzy that was the Turkish Grand Prix, the Formula 1 circus moves onto Barcelona in Spain for the first of two races in seven days. Edd Straw is your guide to the Spanish Grand Prix
Modern Formula 1 is all about aerodynamics. And no track is more aero-dependent than Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. No surprise that only three times in 20 years has the team winning there failed to clinch the Constructors' Championship.
That's bad news for Red Bull's rivals. Barcelona is an Adrian Newey playground. Last year, at the fast Campsa corner, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were able to hurtle through at full throttle in sixth gear in qualifying – a gear higher than the team's rivals. Unless Ferrari or McLaren have made a giant leap forward, which is almost inconceivable, only a disaster for the team will prevent a fourth Red Bull win in five races.
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