Four 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|
|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|
|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|
|10||11||S. Perez||Force india-Mercedes||20|
|2||Red Bull Racing-Renault||84|