Spanish GP: Hamilton beats Bottas in Barcelona battle

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas to score his third Spanish GP victory in a row, and an incredible fifth consecutive 1-2 for the Silver Arrows in 2019.

After getting the jump from P2 on the grid, Hamilton beat Bottas to the first corner and looked comfortable out front despite a late race safety car.

Max Verstappen took a convincing third place, the Red Bull driver looking competitive at a circuit deemed to suit his RB15.

Ferrari once again had a confusing weekend, as the Scuderia was unable to decide which driver should be infront of the other.

A number of on track swaps, left Sebastian Vettel in fourth place ahead of Charles Leclerc, Mercedes stretching even further ahead in the Constructors’ Championship.

Pierre Gasly was once again the second of the Red Bulls, but after taking sixth the grid an maintaining that position to the checkered flag, the Frenchman arguably looked more at ease.

Kevin Magnussen took the checkered flag in seventh place, the Haas driver taking his second points finish of the season.

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz finished eighth, from 12th on the grid, ahead of Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kyvat who came home ninth.

Romain Grosjean rounded out the top ten and what was Haas’ first double points finish of the season.

In what was another Mercedes dominated weekend, Ferrari looked unable to organise a proper race strategy. For supporters and neutrals alike, it is difficult to watch as the Scuderia trip over themselves in an effort to catch the Silver Arrows.

Header Image: Reuters

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