The Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix has come and gone, and it played out to be one of the best races this year, if not for a number of years!
This was very much helped by the Mercedes drivers taking each other out at the 4th corner, when an overtaking attempt by Lewis Hamilton went astray after Nico Rosberg shut the door, forcing Hamilont on the grass, and lead to Hamilton losing control of his car, travelling into Rosberg and both cars in to the gravel.
This opened the door for a new victor, and we had it in none other than newly promoted-to-Red-Bull-Racing Max Verstappen!
After a couple of weeks of turmoil, intrigue and suspense, Verstappen showed he was in fact really talented and super quick by holding off a persistent Kimi Raikkonen and taking his first Formula 1 victory after only 24 starts. In 2013 (3 years ago) Verstappen was racing karts!
To commemorate the occasion, and to relive a fantastic grand prix, I decided to develop the Race Review for the Spanish GP.
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Like usual, the Race Review contains all the weekends session information (Free Practice 1/2/3, Qualifying, and Race), as well as some neat infographical stuff, including qualifying gaps, race history/review and tyre strategies. The Race Review also includes my awesome pixel F1 cars!
The front image this week shows Max Verstappen as he goes down the final straight to win. Typically I;d like to feature the official/unofficial driver of the day from eahc GP, so long as there isn’t any special event that happens.
I am hoping to do all 21 Formula 1 races (2 of 5 down!) and release hard copies of them as a sort of coffee table book. Each sheet is the size of a landscape A3 sheet of paper, so big but not huge, good to get a lot of nice looking detail.
The only thing I am thinking of tinkering with is the qualifying percentage graphic – I think using the car graphics makes it a bit messy, especially with the bars showing where each car is, so this is something to work on.
Also, and finally, here is the ‘art piece’ for this Race Review: