How the F1 grid lines up for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton heading the front of the grid after claiming his 100th pole position in qualifying in Barcelona

2021 F1 Spanish Grand Prix - STARTING GRID
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow
5Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow
7Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team
8Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing
9Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team
10Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team
11Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team
12Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda
13Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team
14Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen
15George RussellGBRWilliams Racing
16Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda
17Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen
18Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team
19Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team

Seven-time world champion Hamilton will lead the field away from the grid for the second time this season after he pipped Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who will join him on the front row, to pole by just 0.036s.

Valtteri Bottas was a tenth adrift in the other Mercedes and will start from third, alongside Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on the second row.

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon once again starred in qualifying to claim a brilliant  fifth place on the grid and split the Ferrari’s ahead of Carlos Sainz.

For just the second time this season, Daniel Ricciardo got the better of teammate Lando Norris in qualifying as he took seventh, while Sergio Perez struggled with a shoulder issue as he ended up a disappointing eighth for Red Bull.

Norris will go from ninth, with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso completing the top-10 starters at his first home race since 2018.

At the other end of the grid, Haas rookie Nikita Mazepin starts last after once again setting the slowest time in qualifying. The Russian also received a three-place grid drop for blocking Norris in Q1, but the penalty has no effect on his starting position.

The fourth round of the 2021 F1 season is due to begin at 1500 local time (14 BST).