2014 SPANISH GP: LEWIS HAMILTON WINS, FORMULA 1 LOST

WHAT I DID, 4-TH STRAIGHT WIN!!!

Lewis Hamilton recorded his fourth straight Formula 1 victory of 2014, after narrowly defeating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a thrilling conclusion to the Spanish Grand Prix. The Englishman, who went on a medium-medium-hard strategy from pole, beat his team mate Nico Rosberg by just six tenths of a second, who chose a medium-hard-medium strategy. The two strategies ensured a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle as Rosberg was able to take advantage of his newer and faster tyres at the end of the race.

Mercedes forty seconds on Red Bull was impressive enough but effectiely seeing both Ferrari's a lap down, Alonso was just a little further up the road, shows just how far ahead Mercedes is this year. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel started from 15th on the grid but finished fourth with a three-stop sprint strategy, running mostly on the faster medium tyre and setting fastest lap. He was also able to make up several places in the closing stages.

The result has moved Hamilton ahead of Rosberg by three points in the drivers' standings, while Fernando Alonso remains third ahead of Sebastian Vettel in fourth.



SPANISH GRAND PRIX, BARCELONA.
66 laps, 307.104km., Weather: Sunny.
CLASSIFICATION:
 P.   DRIVER              TEAM            TIME     
 1. Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes AMG    1h41:05.155
 2. Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG     +    0.636
 3. Daniel Ricciardo    Red Bull         +   49.014
 4. Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull         + 1:16.702
 5. Valtteri Bottas     Williams         + 1:19.293
 6. Fernando Alonso     Ferrari          + 1:27.743
 7. Kimi Raikkonen      Ferrari          +    1 lap
 8. Romain Grosjean     Lotus            +    1 lap
 9. Sergio Perez        Force India      +    1 lap
10. Nico Hulkenberg     Force India      +    1 lap
11. Jenson Button       McLaren          +    1 lap
12. Kevin Magnussen     McLaren          +    1 lap
13. Felipe Massa        Williams         +    1 lap
14. Daniil Kvyat        Toro Rosso       +    1 lap
15. Pastor Maldonado    Lotus            +    1 lap
16. Esteban Gutierrez   Sauber           +    1 lap
17. Adrian Sutil        Sauber           +    1 lap
18. Jules Bianchi       Marussia         +   2 laps
19. Max Chilton         Marussia         +   2 laps
20. Marcus Ericsson     Caterham         +   2 laps

Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel - 1:28.918           

NOT CLASSIFIED:
Driver            Team         On lap              
Kamui Kobayashi    Caterham       34
Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso     24

 AFTER 5 RACES:
 DRIVERS:                    CONSTRUCTORS:         
 1. Lewis Hamilton     100   1. Mercedes AMG  197
 2. Nico Rosberg        97   2. Red Bull       84
 3. Fernando Alonso     49   3. Ferrari        66
 4. Sebastian Vettel    45   4. Force India    57
 5. Daniel Ricciardo    39   5. Williams       46
 6. Nico Hulkenberg     37   6. McLaren        43
 7. Valteri Bottas      34   7. Toro Rosso      8
 8. Jenson Button       23   8. Lotus           4
 9. Kevin Magnussen     20
10. Sergio Perez        20
11. Kimi Raikkonen      17
12. Felipe Massa        12
13. Romain Grosjean      4
14. Jean-Eric Vergne     4
15. Daniil Kvyat         4