F1 Spanish Grand Prix LIVE RESULT: Perez FLIES past Russell into lead whilst Leclerc is forced to quit

Spanish GP latest

Red Bull are still raging and Lewis Hamilton remains ‘way off’ what’s needed as Charles Leclerc took pole.

Ferrari’s Championship leader Leclerc survived fierce pressure after a first-lap spin to pip Red Bull’s title-holder Max Verstappen in Barcelona.

George Russell notched Mercedes’ best qualifying performance of the season with fourth – two spots ahead of team-mate Hamilton.

And seven-time world champ Hamilton admits he is ‘really struggling with the car this year’.

The Brit added: “The car has potential to be third or fourth and I am not able to pull that out

“I just don’t feel that great in the sense of my driving… I am still way off.

“I just struggle with confidence in the rear of the car. I don’t know how to get around that.”

Meanwhile,Red Bull are investigating whether former staff took top-secret information and passed it to rivals Aston Martin.

Red Bull were stunned the F1’s governing body, the FIA, want to scrutinise their own design plans after highlighting that Aston’s new car was strikingly similar to theirs..

The FIA cleared Aston Martin of wrong-doing but Red Bull are still unhappy.

Big-spending Aston Martin recruited seven key figures from Red Bull, including technical director, Dan Fallows. 

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