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Spain

Hamilton Hunts Down Victory at Catalunya

Lewis Hamilton hunted down his second consecutive 2018 victory at the Circuit de Catalunya. An impressive drive throughout handed Hamilton the victory rather simply with high quality strategic assistance from his Mercedes team.

Like all previous Spanish Grand Prix, the start was eventful. Romain Grosjean lost control going through Turn 1, causing him to lock up and spin in Turn 2. This created a large white dust cloud, blinding oncoming drivers. As a result, Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly ploughed into the stationary Haas. All three cars were too badly damaged to continue racing.

A brief safety car period stabilised the pace. When the race restarted, Hamilton had a positive run but it wasn't as good as Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard gave the home fans plenty to cheer about by completing multiple overtakes on the midfield competitors. Despite Fernando's efforts, his fellow countryman Carlos Sainz remained el rey de Espana.

The fierce battle between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull was the dominant viewing point. The fight proved too vigorous for Kimi Raikkonen, who retired on Lap 26 due to a power issue.

After 66 laps of strong, strategic driving, Lewis Hamilton crossed the line and won the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix. Teammate Valterri Bottas followed suit, giving Mercedes their first 1 2 since the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi. A perfect day all round!

 

Driver of the Day: Lewis Hamilton

Result:

1 Lewis Hamilton

2 Valterri Bottas

3 Max Verstappen

4 Sebastian Vettel

5 Daniel Ricciardo

6 Kevin Magnussen

7 Carlos Sainz

8 Fernando Alonso

9 Sergio Perez

10 Charles Leclerc

11 Lance Stroll

12 Brendon Hartley

13 Marcus Ericsson

14 Sergey Sirotkin

15 Stoffel Vandoorne   DNF

16 Esteban Ocon         DNF

17 Kimi Raikkonen       DNF

18 Nico Hulkenberg     DNF

19 Pierre Gasly            DNF

20 Romain Grosjean    DNF