Ted Kravitz reveals why he won’t attend 2023 Spanish GP

'Ted's Notebook' has become a key part of Sky Sports F1's coverage over the years.

Sky Sports F1’s coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix will look and hear slightly different this weekend, following confirmation that reporter Ted Kravitz won’t be travelling to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Whilst he will return for the Canadian Grand Prix in a fortnight, Kravitz is skipping this weekend to enjoy a “long boat holiday”, something he recently revealed.

As a result, Kravitz’s post-session show ‘Ted’s Notebook’ won’t air this weekend, with that also set to return in Montreal in two weeks.

The rest of the Sky Sports F1 team will be present though, in sunny Spain.

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“I’m not [going to be] in Barcelona,” Kravitz said, as reported by GPFans.com.

“I will be going on a long boat holiday on the Grand Union Canal, so the notebook will return at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The weather interestingly, might not be particularly sunny throughout the weekend, with rain expected to impact procedures at certain points.

With last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix having seen a late downpour, more wet drama could be seen in Barcelona, where at least overtaking will be possible.

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Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen will be hoping for a smooth round, with the Dutchman looking to extend his lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

He heads to Barcelona with a 39-point advantage over Sergio Perez, who failed to score any points at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Elsewhere, Mercedes are looking for answers this weekend in regard to their new concept after they introduced it in Monaco, where little data could be gathered.

The Silver Arrows are keen to discover whether they have taken a step in the right direction, or if they’ve actually fallen further behind.

Ferrari could be a side to watch as they too are introducing some key upgrades, most notably new sidepods.

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The Italians have endured a woeful start to the season and are in desperate need of a good result, something Carlos Sainz will be pushing for at his home Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso is also celebrating his home race this weekend, with the Spaniard looking to claim a sixth podium from the opening seven races.

The Aston Martin driver’s most recent victory in F1 actually came in Barcelona back in 2013, could he end his winless streak at his home GP this weekend?