Spanish F1 GP 2017

F1 Gran Premio de España 2017

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Section 1: Friday

The Lion suited fan of Max Verstappen

This lion suited fan shows true dedication to the cause by wearing this outfit despite the hot sun.

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Tyre changes during FP2

Cars head into the pits to have their tyres changed in little more than a blink of an eye. This next series of photos show 3 images each of the Williams and Force India pit crews changing the tyres on Felipe Massa’s and Sergio Perez’s cars.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa discusses last minute details in the Williams Martini garage prior to boarding his car

Kimi Räikkönen

Räikkönen receives an indication that it is clear to leave the Ferrari garage during FP2

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo has the nose changed on his Red Bull car during FP2 on Friday. The Spanish Grand Prix is a time for teams to test significant updates to their cars. This is because it usually is the first race of the season in Europe.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas’ car is wheeled into the Mercedes garage under the watchful eye of the media during FP2 on Friday. There was a lot of media attention on Bottas in the pit lane as a result of his win in the previous race in Sochi, Russia. By comparison, the attention given to Hamilton was much less.

Section 2: race day

“Three wheels on my wagon”?

This was the condition of Räikkönen’s car 2 minutes into the race. He inexplicably continues to drive his car despite it suffering significant damage in a collision with Verstappen on the very first corner of the fist lap.

Bottas on fire

Valtteri Bottas is forced to retire due to a problem with the turbo. The fire prompts quick action from the track marshalls to extinguish the flames.

Spactators on race day

A cast of thousands.