Hamilton dominates Spanish GP

By on Sunday, May 13, 2018

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 up and down today, clouds were coming over and we didn't know if it was going to rain or not", said Hamilton.

"But I got a good start and after that the others didn't have the pace to keep up with me. I was pulling away almost a second a lap and I was thinking "Yes, let's keep this up!" - and it stayed that way for the rest of the race. To get our first 1-2 of the season here is a really great result for the team. Everyone's worked so hard, we had a great pit stop and great strategy. The team have been working very hard to understand the tyres and how the car works, so I think it all came together this weekend.

"We definitely go to Monaco on a high note, but we know that we still have a lot of work to do. It's really important that we all continue to push and work as hard as we have done during this first part of the season."

Race results

1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:35:29.972
2.  V. Bottas Mercedes +20.593
3.  M. Verstappen Red Bull +26.873
4.  S. Vettel Ferrari +27.584
5.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull +50.058
6.  K. Magnussen Haas +1 lap
7.  C. Sainz Jr. Renault +1 lap
8.  F. Alonso McLaren +1 lap
9.  S. Pérez Force India +2 laps
10.  C. Leclerc Sauber +2 laps
11.  L. Stroll Williams +2 laps
12.  B. Hartley Toro Rosso +2 laps
13.  M. Ericsson Sauber +2 laps
14.  S. Sirotkin Williams +2 laps
15.  S. Vandoorne McLaren
16.  E. Ocon Force India
17.  K. Räikkönen Ferrari
18.  P. Gasly Toro Rosso
19.  R. Grosjean Haas
20.  N. Hulkenberg Renault

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes with the Monaco Grand Prix May 27 at Circuit de Monaco.

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