Hamilton Bounces Back with Sensational Spanish GP Win

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning at the Circuit de Catalunya

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning at the Circuit de Catalunya

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes stole a stunning victory in the Spanish Grand Prix from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

"It was a combination of team work, strategy and Lewis s driving".

Such a win - the 55th of his illustrious career - saw Hamilton cut Vettel's championship advantage to just six points after five races. Clearly, the move didn't work out well as Bottas clipped Raikkonen's rear, who bumped into Verstappen.

"It's great to have a battle".

Before Bottas broke down, he gave Hamilton some critical help by holding Vettel up through a thrilling lap-long duel. "If he had hit me in Turn One and I didn't finish and he won the race, it would not have been "great job, Sebastian", said Hamilton.

"I don't know the overall number but the actual loss is probably around 12, 13 seconds - so it is much better". The Ferrari was in turn nudged into Max Verstappen as he was trying to go round the outside in his Red Bull.

Vettel pulled of arguably the most impressive overtake of 2017 so far to assume the lead from Mercedes-AMG Petronas' Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton led the race till the 21st lap, before going into the pits for a new set of mediums.

This was to remove Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren, which went off at the first corner after a collision with Massa.

The virtual safety auto was deployed when Stoffel Vandoorne crashed into Felipe Massa and Mercedes caught Ferrari on the hop by pitting Hamilton. "I love tennis, I love watching (Roger) Federer and (Novak) Djokovic in a final, and what I really admire is the consistency", Hamilton said afterwards.

Vettel's and Hamilton's teammates both abandoned the race. Though Vettel got by eventually with a sensational overtaking move, Hamilton had already made up a significant amount of time. "Good as Hamilton's drive was - undoubtedly one of his very best - he could not have done it without a superb collective effort from Mercedes team, from head of strategy James Vowles and Hamilton's engineer Peter Bonnington on the pit wall to his team-mate Valtteri Bottas".

"On track I didn't want him to win today, I wanted to win". It was a battle which Hamilton would ultimately win, .

Bottas selfless contribution on a weekend when he was unable to repeat the form that carried him to his maiden F1 win in Russian Federation was also a significant part of their triumph before he retired with an engine failure. Vettel stayed second, with Daniel Ricciardo a distant and lonesome third.

Every driver, 1, 2 & 3 on the Podium, was lapped during a terrific race that saw Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and last year's victor, Max Verstappen, crash out on the 1st lap.

Force India continues their string of strong finishes with Sergio Perez in fourth and Esteban Ocon in fifth.

He had to sit down on the victors podium during the post-race ceremony, clearly lacking the same level of vim and energy of others around him.

Ricciardo was the only driver not lapped by the top two after inheriting third from Bottas after the Finn's engine expired.

Recommended News

  • Sami Vatanen returns to Ducks lineup vs. Oilers

    Sami Vatanen returns to Ducks lineup vs. Oilers

    It's a long climb. "Fact of the matter is, for a large part of the game, we weren't even competitive", he told reporters. The puck banked off Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson's skate and pinballed underneath John Gibson , who stopped 27 shots.

    Man United stumble into Europa League final

    Mourinho's side also face a trip to Southampton before rounding off their campaign with a home game against Crystal Palace. We go there and try to win because I think playing this kind of game is always special, always a good feeling.
    Judge Refers Theft Allegations Against Uber to US Attorney

    Judge Refers Theft Allegations Against Uber to US Attorney

    Waymo also claims that it's uncovered correspondence showing that Uber began to woo Levandowski before he left Google. District Judge William Alsup late Thursday referred Google parent Alphabet Inc.'s lawsuit against Uber to the U.S.
  • Being motherless on Mother's Day is hard

    Being motherless on Mother's Day is hard

    We all need to be more aware of the things that God leads us to do and don't put them off because we think we have plenty of time. A Spartanburg woman is accused of hitting a little boy after he made a Mother's Day card for his grandmother, instead of her.

    How to REALLY Make Your Mom's Mother's Day the Best Ever

    A mother is a great person in everyone's life, and her greatness should be remembered every day not on Mothers Day only. Thinking of the more than 100 pounds of Finnegan, Lochlan, bike seat, and carrier I will have attached to my bike.
    Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

    Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

    Greens have become a legitimate political force, one which can lead British Columbia towards a progressive, sustainable economy". However, it marks a rebuke for the governing party, who have been reduced from the 47 seats they held going into the election.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/13/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    The Pittsburgh Penguins felt like they'd finally hit their stride heading into the locker room after the third period. In the end, though, it wasn't enough to give Pittsburgh a win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final .

    Spurs SF Leonard out for Game 6

    But the Rockets also had trouble scoring in general, making just 28.6 percent (22 of 77) of their shots overall. He scored 11 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out five assists, while adding two steals and a block.
    Wife of American detained in North Korea pleads for his release

    Wife of American detained in North Korea pleads for his release

    In the 1990s, North Korea suffered from a starvation that was estimated to have led to the deaths of some 2.5 million people. Most famously, when North Korea sank a South Korean navy vessel in 2010, China called on both countries to show restraint.
  • Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to turn great season into fantastic season

    On the decision to bring on Batshuayi for Eden Hazard , boss Antonio Conte said: "I think Hazard and Pedro were a bit exhausted ". Once the title was confirmed, kind words of congratulations from all over the football world.

    Just 21% of Voters Approve of the New GOP Health Care Plan

    The note said the Budget Office will be more precise about the timing as the actual release of the score approaches. He also notes that the ACHA will increase premiums for the elderly as well as those with pre-existing conditions .

    Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

    Another cool feature with the Microsoft OneDrive Offline Folders is that you now have this feature on Google Play Store. There are 5 different fundamental elements of the Fluent Design System: Light, Depth, Motion, Material, and Scale.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.