Lewis Hamilton moved into the Formula 1 points lead after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the Spanish Grand Prix, as Mercedes continued its perfect start to the season.
The European season is officially under way! Watch how the battle for supremacy in Spain played out...
Hamilton's victory ahead of
Having been well and truly outgunned in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix by team mate Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton hit back in emphatic style on race day to claim his third win of the season, as Mercedes stretched their current record of consecutive one-two finishes to an incredible five.
From a defending champion on the back foot to a less than clear strategic decision, and from a team looking set to finally maximise their potential to a driver confident he can spring a surprise on Sunday, we highlight five topics to keep an eye out for in Barcelona…
Elbows out for
Valtteri Bottas completed a hat-trick of Formula 1 pole positions in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Would Valtteri Bottas continue his great qualifying form? Could Ferrari get close to the Silver Arrows? All the best bits from the race for pole in Spain...
Bottas had the edge on Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas will start a Grand Prix from pole position for the third time in a row on Sunday after a stunning performance in Barcelona qualifying saw him beat Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton by over half a second, with Sebastian Vettel third for Ferrari.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took fourth
Romain Grosjean thinks Haas can be in the mix to ‘play’ with Red Bull at the Spanish Grand Prix, after a strong showing in Friday practice.
The Frenchman made good use of a major new update package to end up sixth-fastest in the afternoon session at Barcelona, ahead of Red Bull’s Pierre
Max Verstappen has undergone a Honda power unit change after experiencing an oil leak in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Dutchman had started the day with the Spec 1 unit that he used in the first three grands prix of the season.
It was replaced by the latest Spec 2
Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, and Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced they have renewed and expanded their partnership until the end of 2022.
Emirates has been an F1 Global Partner since 2013, and the renewed agreement will see the airline enjoy an expanded branding and consumer activation
Sebastian Vettel says the Ferrari Formula 1 team had no option but to make the pitstop that cost him a Spanish Grand Prix podium.
Having jumped Valtteri Bottas at the start and then maintained second when the Mercedes had a slow pitstop, Vettel looked set to finish runner-up to F1 world
Hamilton heads Mercedes 1-2, as Verstappen edges Vettel
Lewis Hamilton needed no luck at the Spanish Grand Prix to secure his second win in a row, the Briton cruising to victory with team mate Valtteri Bottas second and Max Verstappen holding off a late Sebastian Vettel charge to secure P3 for
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