Spanish GP: Bottas leads FP1 as Mercedes dominates

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The Mercedes duo were nearly a full second clear of Max Verstappen, who finished third in the Red Bull.

Bottas' posted a fastest time of 1m16.785s using the soft tyres, the same compound used by Hamilton and the rest of the drivers in the top six.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top five, albeit over a second off the pace of the Mercedes drivers.

The only incident of significance during the 90 minutes of running was Bottas striking a bird.

Full report to follow

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

33

1'16.785

 

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

29

1'16.824

0.039

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

26

1'17.724

0.939

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

27

1'17.970

1.185

5

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

27

1'17.981

1.196

6

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

29

1'18.291

1.506

7

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

31

1'18.471

1.686

8

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

27

1'18.606

1.821

9

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

28

1'18.620

1.835

10

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

31

1'18.643

1.858

11

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

33

1'18.733

1.948

12

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

31

1'18.736

1.951

13

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

32

1'18.744

1.959

14

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

26

1'18.888

2.103

15

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

24

1'18.917

2.132

16

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

24

1'18.981

2.196

17

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

21

1'19.145

2.360

18

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

31

1'19.230

2.445

19

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

30

1'20.334

3.549

20

Israel
Israel

Roy Nissany

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

25

1'20.664

3.879

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