The second round for F1 Fantasy 2018 kicks off this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix. Let’s have a look at how we will line-up for the first European Grand Prix of the year.

F1 Fantasy - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix picks

F1 Fantasy – our 2018 Spanish Grand Prix picks

Changes: Nil

We come into the weekend with an unchanged line-up. Satisfied with our driver selections for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, only unfortunate retirements with Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo cost us of a better haul of points.

We still want to get a good feel for the team and see which drivers across the whole field are strong or not coming into the middle part of the season.

Of course, the field comes into this weekend with the most knowledge of any track across the 2018 World Championship season with teams pumping in hundreds of laps across the eight days of winter testing earlier in the year at Barcelona, gaining as much data and knowledge about their 2018 machines.

A team of experienced racers is the best outcome for this weekend and almost all of our drivers hold that badge, especially Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen who have four grands Prix victories between them at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Kevin Magnussen, on the other hand, is the most inexperienced driver in our team this weekend but his great pace over Haas teammate Romain Grosjean proves he is a valuable asset to our line-up as well.

Speaking of valuable assets, Ferrari is also one of them being the most valuable team in Azerbaijan and coming out of pre-season testing on top earlier in the year. Likewise, since the start of the year, they have be a serious threat and kept Mercedes to only one win from the first four races this season.

An abundance of car upgrades will also be applied this weekend with plenty of talk coming out of the McLaren camp that we have yet to see their 2018 car at its peak. Big budget works teams will look to be the biggest improvers. Fortunately, their drivers make up 80% of our field, along with having Ferrari as our constructor of choice.

Alonso (pictured, top) meanwhile, will stay as our turbo driver in the hope that his home crowd advantage and incoming car upgrades will spur him on to a great result.

Let’s hope we can maximise from the potential shown last round in Azerbaijan and get the best from our team ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

Images via F1 Fantasy and McLaren

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Luke McCullough

Melbourne Based - 17 Grand Prix attendances and counting in Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Austria and Great Britain.