After four flyaway races the 2009 Formula 1 season moves to Europe, beginning with the Spanish GP on May 10th. You can watch all of the action from the Circuit de Catalunya at www.watchf1.net, with live online F1 streaming of the Spanish F1 Telefonica Grand Prix.
Brawn GP’s Jenson Button heads to Spain with a healthy points lead in the chase for the F1 World Championship. He has won three of the opening four races. Subscribe to www.watchf1.net and follow the Spanish GP online to see if Button can add to his tally of victories.
Button won last time out in Bahrain, but Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was again a threat. The young German won the Chinese GP and finished second in Bahrain. Jarno Trulli was third for Toyota, as the Japanese firm continues to chase its first victory in F1. Watch the Spanish GP live online here to see if Toyota can finally succeed.
Lewis Hamilton was fourth in Bahrain, but his McLaren team will have to face an FIA hearing before the Spanish GP to answer accusations of lying to stewards at the Australian GP. Ferrari finally scored points in Bahrain, with Kimi Raikkonen taking sixth place. The Spanish GP has been a good race for Ferrari in the past. Watch F1 Spanish Grand Prix live online at www.watchf1.net to see if the famous Italian team can win the race for the ninth time.
Nelson Piquet and Sebastien Bourdais are two drivers who will be hoping for better luck in the Spanish GP. Both have been comprehensively outperformed by their respective team-mates so far during the 2009 F1 season. Follow the Spanish GP live online here to see if they can improve their performance in a bid to retain their seats in F1.
The Circuit de Catalunya has been part of the F1 calendar since 1991. The 2009 Spanish GP will take place over 66 laps of the 4.655 km (2.892 miles) circuit, making a total race distance of 307.104 km (190.825 miles). Watch the Spanish GP live online at www.watchf1.net to see if anyone can get near 2008 winner Raikkonen’s lap record of 1 minute, 21.670 seconds.
In the past the Spanish GP has provided little in the way of overtaking, but the 2009 F1 regulations could change that. The new aerodynamic rules mean that cars can follow each other more closely. The best opportunities for passing at the Circuit de Catalunya are at the first corner, named Elf, and turn 10, the La Caixa hairpin.
Last year’s Spanish GP saw a Ferrari 1-2, with Raikkonen winning from his team-mate Massa. On current form it is unlikely that the team will be able to produce a repeat performance, but you can follow F1 live online here to see if either Raikkonen or Massa can create an upset. The battle for victory will most likely be between Brawn GP, Red Bull and Toyota.
The www.watchf1.net site will have all the action from the Spanish GP. Subscribe now to Watch Spanish Grand Prix Live Online, in addition to coverage of other major racing series including MotoGP and NASCAR.