Both qualifying and the race will be live on Sky Sports F1 and you can keep up-to-date with the latest action on our live blog with Ben Hunt who is out in Barcelona. Hamilton's 76th win was routine. The trickiest bit was stopping himself from driving into the back of the safety car after Lando Norris and Lance Stroll collided. The Brit's win lifts him up to the top of the drivers' championship table while Valtteri Bottas's second place means the Silver Arrows have now had a one-two finish in this season's opening five races.
The pole was a third in a row for the re-energised Finn, who leads Hamilton by a single point after four of the 21 races, and he did it in a track record time of one minute That was a hefty 0. Sebastian Vettel qualified in third place, in Bottas said: "I really enjoyed that.
I feel better and better in the car and I am looking forward to tomorrow. AP Australia's Daniel Ricciardo will start 10th on the grid after posting a time of having just scraped through into second qualifying in 15th place earlier.
A three-place grid penalty - incurred at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - will apply to the year-old Renault driver for Sunday's race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
That was the target and I certainly felt after yesterday we had the potential to achieve that," Ricciardo said. That stopped it from being a really good session, but, in any case, it was a strong effort today. AP Hamilton said his laps in the final phase of qualifying could have been better, with a scrappy first effort kicking up gravel, but the upgrades brought by Mercedes to the start of the traditional European part of the campaign were working well.
The Briton, winner for the past two seasons in Barcelona and three times in all, said Bottas had simply been quicker on the day. In terms of balance we got it more or less right," added the German, who said Ferrari were still down on grip through the slower corners.