Lewis Hamilton wins in Spain to stretch lead in F1 title race

• Valtteri Bottas second to complete Mercedes one-two
• Max Verstappen third for Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel fourth

Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix with a commanding victory from pole and in doing so has extended his lead in the Formula One world championship. In a strong race for Mercedes, his team-mate Valtteri Bottas was second, with the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in third. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could manage only fourth after his team took a second pitstop for the German behind the virtual safety car that lost him track position. Hamilton now leads Vettel by 17 points in the title race.

The win is Hamilton’s second of the season and one he will believe is fully deserved. He inherited victory at the last round in Baku but in Spain, having claimed pole with a superb lap, he converted it with clinical efficiency that exploited the performance he has sorely lacked from the Mercedes in three of the four previous rounds. This 64th career victory is his third in Barcelona.

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Source: Formula 1

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