F1: Hamilton wins in a close call race against Verstappen in the Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton lifts the Spanish Grand Prix title after defeating Verstappen in a tough race at the Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton continued his dominance of the Spanish Grand Prix with a record-equalling victory as Mercedes’ two-stop strategy worked very well. Hamilton managed his tyres to perfection to extend his championship lead, as well as matching Michael Schumacher’s record of six Spanish Grand Prix triumphs to make it three wins out of four this season.

Hamilton and Verstappen had a thrilling battle, but the Englishman prevailed once again. Max breezed past Hamilton from the start and appeared to be on his way, but Mercedes’ decision to pit twice paid dividends.

Hamilton spoke to reporters after his win in Barcelona, highlighting the trust he has for his Mercedes team.

“I was just hunting. I was so close for so long and I didn’t think in doing that I was going to be able to make the tyres last but I just managed to,” he said.

“It was a long way to come back from 20 odd seconds back but it was a good gamble, a really great strategy from the team.

“I was about to have a shot at getting past Verstappen before I pitted right at the end and I was really conflicted. Do I come in or I do ignore the call and stay out?

Verstappen was feeling philosophical about giving up the lead: “In a way I could see it coming. Already at the end with the softs he was faster, and then when we were put on the mediums he clearly had a lot more pace. “There was not much we could have done. You could see every lap he was getting closer and closer. I was a bit of a sitting duck.”


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