Lewis Hamilton dominates Spanish Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel finishes fourth
Lewis Hamilton won for the second race in succession by dominating an eventful Spanish Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver was supreme at the front in a race that featured a heavy first-lap crash, two caution periods and a number of spins and collisions.
Hamilton’s win moves him into a 17-point championship lead, with title rival Sebastian Vettel fourth on Sunday following questionable strategy calls from his Ferrari team.
Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes one-two ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
The Dutchman held on to third place, easily fending off Vettel’s challenge despite damaging his front wing when he ran into the back of Lance Stroll’s Williams at the restart after a mid-race virtual safety-car period.
Vettel dropped to fourth from second when Ferrari decided to pit him under the virtual safety car, the four-time champion saying he was running out of tyre life.
The problem cost Vettel what could be a crucial six points in his title fight with Hamilton.