Just four days on from the Portuguese Grand Prix, the drivers stepped into the paddock at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to begin their preparations for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.

    There was a palpable sense of excitement in the balmy Barcelona air, too, with the teams keen to get out on track and benchmark their performance against their rivals at a circuit they all know so well, having completed thousands of testing laps here over the years.

    Meanwhile, Spanish pride is at stake as well, with Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso preparing to fly the flag for Spain this weekend, and go head to head on home soil for the first time since 2018.

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    Hit play in the video above and join Will Buxton, Laura Winter and Sam Collins as they build up to the Spanish Grand Prix weekend ahead.