After Red Bull and Max Verstappen inflicted a stunning and unexpected defeat on Mercedes at a hot Silverstone in last weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, the big question is whether it can do so again at Barcelona for this weekend's Spanish GP.
And the other spelling - weather - is again a critical factor for the final race of Formula 1's second triple-header of the condensed 2020 season. There are two other dynamics to consider when it comes to the question of whether (back to the first one) Red Bull can repeat its Silverstone result: tyres and Verstappen himself.
Looking at the overall picture from short and long run data gathered at Barcelona today, where the sun beat down strongly to raise the asphalt to 50-degrees in FP2 as F1 visited Catalonia at an unusual time of year thanks to the pandemic, it seems there is indeed the potential for the reigning champion team to trip up again. And it looks like it's another combination of those three factors mentioned above that will do the trick.