FOUR IN A ROW!! Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

1234806-26495658-640-360Four race wins in a row for Mailton and another second place for Rosberg. An enthralling duel between the Mercedes team-mates ended in another win for Lewis Hamilton, starting in pole, and securing a fourth in a row.

He was pushed all the way by Nico Rosberg, who cut down the advantage to around half a second in the closing stages.

After the race, Hamilton was clearly not happy with his car or his performance; he had expressed concerns to his team via the radio throughout, starting with complaints about the cockpit temperature before the race even began, and ending with a problem with the left graining in the closing lap.

On the podium, however, once he had wrapped up his victory, he was gracious, admitting Rosberg had been the quicker, and that he had not driven well enough to grab a more convincing win.

Rosberg, meanwhile, described himself as “a little gutted” not to manage to overtake Hamilton, and speculated that he might have managed it if the race had been a lap longer.

Hamilton also leaps to the top of the Championship table for the first time this season.

Ricciardo completes the podium, 48 seconds behind the Mercedes, again beating team mate Vettel, who put in an incredible driver to forth. Bottas gives Williams a fifth. While Alonso wins the Ferrari battle in sixth.

Grosjean gets his and Lotus’s first points of the season in P8, while Force India get both cars in the top ten, with Perez beating Hulkenberg.

Everyone had a clean start when the light went out. Hamilton took the lead right away.

Magunssen and Vettel had minor contact on lap 2, both driave were able to continue without any problems.

On Lap 4 Maldonado and Ericsson made significant contact. The Lotus driver ran wide and clipped tyres with the Caterham. Both ran off track but both continue. The Stewarts gave Maldonado was given a five-second stop/go penalty for causing a collision with Ericsson.

On Lap 25 Wergne pits and pulls into the garage with an exhaust problem. This is his third DNF of 2014. Lap 36 Kobayashi too his Caterham car to the garage with brake issues.

After a thrilling finish in Spain, the next stop is at Monaco in two weeks time.

Spanish GP Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 44 L. Hamiton 66 Leader Running 25
2 6 N. Roseberg 66 -0.6 secs Running 18
3 3 D. Ricciardo 66 -49.0 secs Running 15
4 1 S. Vettel 66 -76.7 secs Running 12
5 77 V. Bottas 66 -79.2 secs Running 10
6 14 F. Alonso 66 -87.7 secs Running 8
7 7 K. Raikkonen 65 -1 Lap Running 6
8 8 R. Grojean 65 -1 Lap Running 4
9 11 S. Perez 65 -1 Lap Running 2
10 27 N. Hulkenberg 65 -1 Lap Running 1
11 22 J. Button 65 -1 Lap Running 0
12 20 K. Magnussen 65 -1 Lap Running 0
13 19 F. Massa 65 -1 Lap Running 0
14 26 D. Kvyat 65 -1 Lap Running 0
15 13 P. Maldonado 65 -1 Lap Running 0
16 21 E. Gutierrez 65 -1 Lap Running 0
17 99 A. Sutil 65 -1 Lap Running 0
18 17 J. Bianchi 64 -2 Laps Running 0
19 4 M. Chilton 64 -2 Laps Running 0
20 9 M. Ericsson 64 -2 Laps Running 0
21 10 K. Kobayashi 34 -32 Laps Retired 0
25 25 J. Vergne 24 -42 Laps Retired 0
Drivers Championship
Pos. Car # Driver Team Points
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 100
2 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 97
3 14 F. Alonso Ferrari 49
4 1 S. Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 45
5 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 39
6 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 37
7 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 34
8 22 J. Button McLaren-Mercedes 23
9 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 20
10 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 20
11 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 17
12 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 12
13 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Renault 4
14 25 J. Vergne STR-Renault 4
15 26 D. Kvyat STR-Renault 4
16 99 A. Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 0
17 21 E. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 0
18 4 M. Chilton Marussis-Ferrari 0
19 10 K. Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0
20 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Renault 0
21 9 M. Ericsson Caterham-Renault 0
22 17 J. Bianchi Marussis-Ferrari 0
Constructors Championship
Pos. Team Points
1 Mercedes 197
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 84
3 Ferrari 66
4 Force India-Mercedes 57
5 Williams-Mercedes 46
6 McLaren-Mercedes 43
7 STR-Renault 8
8 Lotus-Renault 4
9 Sauber-Ferrari 0
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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