Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix to stretch lead in F1 title race

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• Valtteri Bottas second to complete Mercedes one-two
• Max Verstappen third for Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel fourth

After four races to open the Formula One season that have at times ebbed and flowed with a glorious unpredictability, it is not entirely surprising that it should be the sport’s long-standing test track that should return a flawless and dominant processional victory for Lewis Hamilton. But it was a win his team identified as crucial to his self-belief and confidence for his title defence.

For the British driver and Mercedes this was the controlled and perfectly orchestrated race they have craved all season. It was in stark contrast to Ferrari, whose tactics proved costly, with Sebastian Vettel’s fourth place dropping him 17 points behind Hamilton in the title fight. Valtteri Bottas backed his team-mate up in second, concluding Mercedes’ first one-two of the season, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen taking his first podium of the year in third.

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Written by Giles Richards at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/13/lewis-hamilton-wins-spain-lead-f1-title-race under the title “Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix to stretch lead in F1 title race”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.