Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP as Mercedes seal fifth consecutive one-two

• Valtteri Bottas second with Max Verstappen third
• Hamilton took lead on turn one and stayed in front

Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix with a dominant, untroubled run at the front of the field. He took the race from his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who had started on pole, after passing him into turn one and the Finn could manage only second. Max Verstappen was an impressive third for Red Bull while Ferrari’s difficult weekend yielded only fourth and fifth for Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. The win means Hamilton has retaken the lead of the world championship from Bottas and Mercedes have their fifth consecutive one-two finish.

Hamilton had started from second but having taken the lead held it throughout, with Bottas staying with him but clearly without sufficient pace advantage to challenge. Hamilton was calm and controlled and handled a late safety car which closed the pack up with ease. It was a consummate race by the five-time world champion, who also secured the extra point for the fastest lap of the race.

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