Tag Archives: Spain

Hamilton beats Bottas in Spain

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas to the fifth consecutive Mercedes one-two at the start of this season after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix. The world champion, who started second, passed Bottas into the first corner and eased away to an ultimately comfortable win, despite a late safety car. A long way behind, Ferrari used team tactics yet again but lost ...

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Bottas top in Spain as Stroll crashes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed the two Ferraris in a closely matched first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix. Bottas, the world championship leader, was 0.115 seconds quicker than Sebastian Vettel, with Charles Leclerc a further 0.106secs behind. Lewis Hamilton was fourth quickest, complaining that his tyres had not been in suitable shape on his quickest lap. Practice ended ...

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Bottas beats Hamilton in Spain practice

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes dominated second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with a performance that will worry Ferrari. Ferrari have introduced an upgraded engine in Barcelona as the pressure builds to take their first win of the season but lagged behind their rivals. Charles Leclerc was 0.301 seconds off the pace, with Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel ...

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Can Mercedes' one-two grip be split in Spain?

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix did not quite deliver the madcap spectacle fans have come accustomed to over the last few years. Despite George Russell’s Williams being wiped out by a loose manhole cover – which in turn led to a comedy of errors as a recovery truck tried to remove it – and accidents for Robert Kubica and Charles Leclerc ...

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Ferrari engine upgrade ready for Spain

Ferrari are introducing an upgraded engine two races early at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, as they seek to end Mercedes’ domination. Mercedes have taken one-twos in all four races so far this season with reliability problems and driver errors scuppering Ferrari’s chances. The new engine will use a new fuel, which also increases performance, and the car will have ...

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Renault ready for 'reset' in Spain

Renault say they are hoping this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will be an opportunity to “reset” after a disappointing start to the year. The team’s aim is to close on the top three teams but they are seventh in the championship after four races. They have suffered poor reliability and have the second slowest car based on average qualifying time. ...

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Sim driver to test for Red Bull Racing in Spain

Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing simulator driver Jake Dennis will test for the team this week in Barcelona. Max Verstappen will be on-track for Red Bull on Tuesday (local time) before Dennis takes the wheel the following day. The 22-year-old, who currently races in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, last tested a Formula 1 car when he drove ...

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Mercedes cautious despite commanding victory in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes got the commanding victory it had been seeking all season. Lewis Hamilton put on a strong performance at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, showing his team was back in business after a struggling start to 2018. It was the first time Mercedes showed the type of dominance many fans had grown used to seeing from ...

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Hamilton 'rejuvenated' by Spain victory

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said his dominant Spanish Grand Prix victory had revitalised him after a difficult start to the season. Briton Hamilton led from pole and now has a 17-point advantage in the championship over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth. The world champion had struggled for competitiveness in the previous three races, despite a win in Azerbaijan. “It ...

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Hamilton cruises to commanding win in Spain

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton produced a faultless drive to claim a convincing victory from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the Spanish Grand Prix. The pole-sitter was rarely troubled at the Circuit de Catalunya as he dominated the field to lead almost all of the 66 lap contest. Hamilton converted his pole into a lead which he held through an opening ...

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