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Hamilton Heats Up the Title Race in Spain

Lewis Hamilton overcame a bad start and pressure from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to win the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel had an ideal get away, taking the lead into Turn 1, meaning Hamilton had to slot into second. Meanwhile, behind the two championship challengers, their Finnish teammates were battling it out. Kimi Raikkonen came away with serious front suspe sion damage and retired on Lap 2. Valtteri Bottas managed to continue until he retired on Lap 40 due to an engine failure.

The home fans were very deflated by the performances of their gents. Fernando Alonso begun the race in seventh but was unable to remain in the top ten. Carlos Sainz was involved in a side by side pit lane brawl with Kevin Magnussen. Despite believing that he'd been pushed off the track, Magnussen wasn't given any reprimands.

The latter half of the race was a straight fight between Hamilton and Vettel. On Lap 44, Car 44 slotted past the Ferrari to catapult Hamilton into the lead.

Lewis Hamilton held off pressure from rival Sebastian Vettel to win the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix. This victory closes Hamilton's gap to championship leader Vettel to just six points.

 

Driver of the Day: Sebastian Vettel

Result:

1 Lewis Hamilton - 1:35:56

2 Sebastian Vettel

3 Daniel Ricciardo

4 Sergio Perez

5 Esteban Ocon

6 Nico Hulkenberg

7 Pascal Wehrlein

8 Carlos Sainz

9 Daniil Kvyat

10 Romain Grosjean

11 Marcus Ericsson

12 Fernando Alonso

13 Felipe Massa

14 Kevin Magnussen

15 Jolyon Palmer

16 Lance Stroll

17 Valterri Bottas         DNF

18 Stoffel Vandoorne   DNF

19 Max Verstappen     DNF

20 Kimi Raikkonen      DNF