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Hamilton Wins at Spanish Grand Prix as Bottas and Verstappen take second and third.

Hamilton Wins at Spanish Grand Prix as Bottas and Verstappen take second and third. 

  Mercedes  Lewis Hamilton wins his first race at Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018, and now Hamilton is leading in the F1 title race with another victory at Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Track, while the  Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on second and Red Bull driver takes Max Verstappen take the third position at Spanish GP 2018.

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Hamilton Wins at Spanish Grand Prix, results, overall standing, quotes, F1 next race, date and time.

What Happened in Spanish GP!

The Mercedes driver was incomparable at the front in a race that highlighted an overwhelming first-lap crash, two alert periods and various twists and impacts.

Hamilton's win moves him into a 17-point lead in Formula 1 2018 Title Race, with title equal Sebastian Vettel fourth on Sunday following flawed system calls from his Ferrari group.

Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes one-two in front of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

The Dutchman clutched third place, effectively battling off Vettel's test regardless of harming his front wing when he kept running into the back of Lance Stroll's Williams at the restart after a mid-race virtual wellbeing auto period.

Vettel dropped to fourth from second when Ferrari chose to pit him under the virtual security auto, the four-time champion saying he was coming up short on tire life.

The problem cost Vettel what could be a critical six points in his title battle with Hamilton.

Ferrari had additionally halted ahead of schedule amid the early piece of the race, Vettel making his first stop on lap 17 trying to pre-empt an assault from Bottas.

The Finn was on course to bounce Vettel in the pits at any rate when he halted after two further quick laps, just for an issue with a back wheel to defer him in the pits and leave Ferrari unpunished.

Yet, Ferrari's issues returned, constraining the second stop that cost Vettel a place on the platform.

Vettel's partner Kimi Raikkonen resigned from second place with a motor disappointment on lap 24, preceding he had influenced a pit to stop.

Hamilton was especially over Ferrari's worries, as he changed over his first post position since the opening race in Australia into a first-lap lead.

After the early wellbeing auto for a multi-auto collision caused by Haas driver Romain Grosjean thus Three, Hamilton rushed at the restart and had a 1.4-second lead toward the finish of the principal dashing lap.

Hamilton at that point pulled away at lumps of a moment a lap and was quickly responsible for a race he never looked liable to lose.

Ferrari's technique let Mercedes free for their ease back stop to secure the first two of 2018 and Verstappen drove flawlessly with a harmed auto to make the last stride on the platform.

The drivers' championship overall standings.

1 Lewis Hamilton 95pts
2 Sebastian Vettel 78
3 Valtteri Bottas 58
4 Kimi Raikkonen 48
5 Daniel Ricciardo 47
6 Max Verstappen 33
7 Fernando Alonso 32
8 Nico Hulkenberg 22
9 Kevin Magnussen 19
10 Carlos Sainz 19

Spanish Grand Prix 2018 Winners-Losers quotes.

Hamilton said: "The car and myself, I felt that synergy that I hadn't been feeling all year. This is when we are going to start trying to apply the pressure. A one-two for the team. Strength in depth."

Valtteri Bottas, who finished second: "Of course I wanted to fight for the win today but as a team it was a good race. We had such a good car and the team was so reactive with strategy. As a team this weekend we have been perfect. For me, the wins will come."

Max Verstappen, who finished third, said: "The car was working really well, it is hard to pass, we just stayed close and got the luck with Kimi retiring.
"The tyres were handling really well and that gave us third place. I had to keep pushing as I had Sebastian behind me."

Whats Next in Formula 1.?

Monaco in two weeks' time. Red Bull could be a major threat in qualifying for the first time this year.
The Next Formula 1 race is Monaco Grand Prix will be held on Sun, 27 May, at Circuit de Monaco Track.

Here is the Complete Schedule of Formula 1 2018 Season.

Stay with us for Latest updates from Formula 1 2018 Season.

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