However, the Red Bull driver remains 19 points adrift of Leclerc in the drivers’ standings due to his two reliability failures in Bahrain and Melbourne.
So, if it is another battle between Leclerc and Verstappen this weekend, who will come out on top?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the opening day of action at the Spanish Grand Prix.
When is Spanish Grand Prix practice?
The opening practice session takes place at 1pm BST on Friday 20 May while the second gets underway at 4pm later that today.
How can I watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the Spanish Grand Prix live on Sky Sports across the race weekend. Coverage of Free Practice 1 begins at 12.30pm BST on Friday on Sky Sports F1, with Free Practice 2 following from 3.45pm.
What is the schedule for the Spanish Grand Prix weekend? (All times BST)
Friday 20 May
- 9.30am: F1 Drivers’ Press Conference
- 1pm: Spanish GP Practice One
- 4pm: Spanish GP Practice Two
- 6.15pm: W Series Qualifying
Saturday 21 May
- 12pm: Spanish GP Practice Three
- 1.20pm: W Series Race
- 3pm: Spanish GP qualifying
Sunday 22 May
- Charles Leclerc | Ferrari | 104 points
- Max Verstappen | Red Bull Racing | 85 points
- Sergio Perez | Red Bull Racing | 66 points
- George Russell | Mercedes | 59 points
- Carlos Sainz | Ferrari | 53 points
- Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | 36 points
- Lando Norris | McLaren | 35 points
- Valtteri Bottas | Alfa Romeo | 30 points
- Esteban Ocon | Alpine F1 | 24 points
- Kevin Magnussen | Haas F1 Team | 15 points
- Daniel Ricciardo | McLaren | 11 points
- Yuki Tsunoda | AlphaTauri | 10 points
- Pierre Gasly | AlphaTauri | 6 points
- Sebastian Vettel | Aston Martin | 4 points
- Alexander Albon | Williams Racing | 3 points
- Fernando Alonso | Alpine F1 | 2 points
- Lance Stroll | Aston Martin | 2 points
- Zhou Guanyu | Alfa Romeo | 1 point
- Mick Schumacher | Haas F1 Team | 0 points
- Nicholas Latifi | Williams Racing | 0 points