Formula 1 – Spanish Grand Prix LIVE: Start time, leaderboard and lap-by-lap updates as Lando Norris starts on pole ahead of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

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A mix of supporters in the stands

Less than 15 minutes to go until lights out

Excited Norris

Lando Norris’ hopes of claiming victory from pole were dashed with five laps to go at the Russian Grand Prix but he remains optimistic today.

I’m thinking about the race, the [qualifying] lap was a great lap and I don’t think I will come out of a Saturday, pole or not, as I did because it felt that good. I’m excited to get today going and see if we can keep it up.

Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - June 23, 2024 McLaren's Lando Norris during the drivers parade before the race REUTERS/Susana Vera

Delighted Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton fininshed third after outqualifying team-mate George Russell and he says Mercedes’ return to the front of the grid has been coming. He told Sky Sports:

“It has been a long time coming for us as a team

“For us to be in this position where we get a third and a fourth and are starting to be more consistent in that realm is huge.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes waves to the crowd on the drivers parade prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on June 23, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mario Renzi - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Home soil

Carlos Sainz will of course be racing on home soil this afternoon and he has recieved a superb welcome to say the least…

STARTING GRID

TOPSHOT - McLaren's British driver Lando Norris competes in the qualification session at the Circuit de Catalunya on June 22, 2024 in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona, during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Norris in pole position

Lando Norris will start from the front after securing his second pole position of his F1 career, having beaten off Max Verstappen in the qualifying.

He claimed the first win of his career in Miami in May… can he make it a second today?

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 22: First pole holder Max Verstappen (R) of Red Bull Racing and second pole holder Lando Norris (L) of McLaren and third pole holder Lewis Hamilton (R) of Mercedes after qualifying ahead of F1 Spanish Grand Prix at the 'Barcelona-Catalunya' circuit in Barcelona, Spain on June 22, 2024. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Good afternoon

And welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog for the Spanish Grand Prix.

We will be bringing you all the updates and lap-by-lap action from lights out at 2pm.



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