‘It’s a big step’ – Mercedes pair eyeing Ferrari fight in Spain as upgrades net Russell best grid slot of the year

Mercedes’ run of nine straight pole positions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – stretching back to 2013 – may have come to an end this year. But drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were buoyant after claiming P4 and P6 on the grid in Barcelona, with both eyeing a scrap with title leaders Ferrari after Mercedes appeared to have conquered their porpoising issues.

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