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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Vettel:

Sebastian Vettel’s fourth place was the sole reward for Scuderia Ferrari after an uphill battle at the Spanish Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire after a loss of power. At the getaway Vettel went straight on the attack from third place on the grid and passed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, while Raikkonen stayed in fourth place. The safety car came out on lap 1 when Grosjean spun off and triggered a string of collisions. The race restarted at the end of the sixth lap in […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Renault moves fourth in standings

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Carlos Sainz drove a strong home race to finish in seventh place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for today’s Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Emirates, with the points gained taking the team to fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Nico Hülkenberg had a very short race after the rear of his R.S.18 was collected by a spinning Romain Grosjean, pitching both into retirement on the first lap. “I think it’s a very positive result for me and the team. We […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Spanish GP in pictures

A selection of the best pictures from the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Verstappen breaks misfortune with podium

After a tricky first four races of the 2018 season Max Verstappen managed to stay out of trouble during the Spanish Grand Prix and drive a faultless race that sent him on the podium. It is the 150th podium for Red Bull and Verstappen’s first podium of the season. The car showed strong pace that helped on making the soft tyre completing almost half distance. Lap times improved after the pit stop as team switched to the medium tyre. Despite sustaining some damage in contact […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Perez:

Sahara Force India scored two points in today’s Spanish Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to ninth place. Esteban Ocon’s day ended early with an oil pressure problem forcing his retirement. “It was a tough afternoon but to score two points in these conditions is not a bad result and a decent reward after a difficult race. I made a good start but I had to go wide to avoid the accident with Grosjean and I lost a lot of positions", says Perez. "It really […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mixed feelings for Haas

Kevin Magnussen delivered another points-paying performance for Haas F1 Team by finishing a strong sixth in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. It was a best-of-the-rest result, with only the heavy-hitters of Formula One ahead of him, as Mercedes, Red Bull and Scuderia Ferrari comprised the top-five. At the other end of the racing spectrum was Magnussen’s teammate, Romain Grosjean. An opening-lap spin in turn three sent Grosjean across the racing line and into the paths of Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault and Pierre Gasly’s Toro Rosso. […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hamilton dominates Spanish GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix from the pole to secure his 64th career Formula One victory, his second consecutive win this season and his third at Barcelona. It was his second straight triumph in the Spanish Grand Prix, and it came with a whopping 20.593-second margin of victory over runner-up and teammate Valtteri Bottas. "I'm really, really happy. I had no idea how the race was going to play out. We got the qualifying right yesterday, but the temperatures were going […]

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hamilton secures pole position

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prinx on Sunday from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying. His fast lap of 1:16.173 set a new all-time track record at Barcelona and was a scant .04 of a second better than runner-up and teammate, Valtteri Bottas. It was Hamilton’s 74th career Formula One pole, his second this season and his fourth at Barcelona, which includes a run of three straight. Qualifying results 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:17.633      01:17.166   […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Kubica: It is a good feeling

Robert Kubica returned to racing during a Formula 1 weekend for the first time since Abu Dhabi in 2010 - a few month before his rally crash. The Pole drove 24 laps in the first practice session for Williams, setting the 19th best time, 1.3s quicker than his team mate Lance Stroll. "It is a good feeling – not so much from being in the car but from before that, because I’m back driving in an official session, even if it’s only FP1. It’s the first time […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Mercedes fastest in both Friday sessions

The fifth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya as teams prepared for the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 4.655-kilometer track were run under sunny and comfortable, albeit windy, conditions. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, whose fast lap of 1:18.148 was .849 of a second better than the next quickest driver, his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas’ quick time […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

2018 Spanish GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Mattia BINOTTO (Ferrari), Andy COWELL (Mercedes), Rémi TAFFIN (Renault), Toyoharu TANABE (Honda) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Gentlemen, before we deal with the here and now, can we kick things off by throwing things forward to 2021 and the new engine regulations. There are various elements to this and Mattia, if I could start with you, the new power unit has to hit the track in about 30 months’ time. How tight is the timescale? Is it enough time? Mattia Binotto: Is it enough time? […]

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Spanish GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Brendon HARTLEY (Toro Rosso), Sergio PEREZ (Force India), Carlos SAINZ (Renault) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Brendon, you scored your first World Championship point in Baku, last time out, how good did that feel? Brendon HARTLEY: Yeah, it was maybe a bit of a relief, in a way because I’d had a couple of opportunities already and didn’t capitalise. Bahrain was the most obvious one where we had a very competitive car. So, it’s nice to finally get that first point. Had a […]