The Spanish GP preview

The Spanish GP preview

The Spanish Grand Prix is the one they've all been waiting for - back to Europe, time to introduce the first significant upgrades, a well-worn test track. Edd Straw explains how Catalunya could set the scene for the rest of the season

The Spanish Grand Prix was always going to be a watershed in the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship. The rapid-fire nature of the opening four races – which took place over just five weekends – meant that teams had little time to make big changes to their cars.

As a result, the competitive pattern was largely unchanged, with Jenson Button and Brawn winning three out of four races, albeit with increasing difficulty, and Red Bull and Toyota leading the challenge.

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