2017 SPANISH GP: THAT`S REAL F1 RACING FOR VICTORY

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton took his second career Spanish Grand Prix victory after winning a thrilling, tight strategic battle with Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari driver led for the first half of the race. Third place went to Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian inheriting the podium spot after an engine failure ruled Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas out midway through the grand prix.

Hamilton crossed the line to take a narrow 55th career win. Vettel was forced to settle for second ahead of Ricciardo who had a lonely run to his first podium finish since the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix. Force India enjoyed an excellent race, with Perez fourth ahead of team-mate Ocon. Nico Hulkenberg gave Renault something to celebrate by rising from 13th on the grid to sixth. Carlos Sainz was seventh for Toro Rosso ahead of Sauber’s Pascal Wehrlein with Daniil Kvyat ninth in the second Toro. The final points position went to Haas’ Romain Grosjean.

2017 SPANISH GP, CATALUNYA, BARCELONA.
66 laps, 310.238km., Weather: Sunny.
CLASSIFIED:
 P.   DRIVER          TEAM          TIME/GAP 
 1. Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes AMG 1h35:56.497
 2. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari       +    3.490
 3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull      + 1:15.820
 4. Sergio Perez     Force India   +    1 lap
 5. Esteban Ocon     Force India   +    1 lap
 6. Nico Hulkenberg  Renault       +    1 lap
 7. Carlos Sainz JR. Toro Rosso    +    1 lap
 8. Pascal Wehrlein  Sauber        +    1 lap
 9. Daniil Kvyat     Toro Rosso    +    1 lap
10. Romain Grosjean  Haas          +    1 lap
11. Marcus Ericsson  Sauber        +   2 laps
12. Fernando Alonso  McLaren       +   2 laps
13. Felipe Massa     Williams      +   2 laps
14. Kevin Magnussen  Haas          +   2 laps
15. Jolyon Palmer    Renault       +   2 laps
16. Lance Stroll     Williams      +   2 laps

2014 L.Hamilton - Mercedes AMG - 1h41:05.155
2015 N.Rosberg - Mercedes AMG - 1h41:12.555
2016 M.Verstappen - Red Bull - 1h41:40.017
2017 L.Hamilton - Mercedes AMG - 1h35:56.497

Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton - 1:23.593       

NOT CLASSIFIED:
Driver              Team                     
Kimi Raikkonen   Ferrari
Max Verstappen   Red Bull
Stoffel Vandoorne  Мекларен
Valtteri Bottas  Mercedes AMG

After 5 races:
 Drivers:                   Constructors:    
 1. Sebastian Vettel 104   Mercedes AMG 161
 2. Lewis Hamilton    98   Ferrari      153
 3. Valtteri Bottas   63   Red Bull      72
 4. Kimi Raikkonen    49   Force India   53
 5. Daniel Ricciardo  37   Toro Rosso    21
 6. Max Verstappen    35   Williams      18
 7. Sergio Perez      34   Renault       14
 8. Esteban Ocon      19   Haas           9
 9. Felipe Massa      18   Sauber         4
10. Carlos Sainz JR.  17   McLaren        0
11. Nico Hulkenberg   14
12. Romain Grosjean    5
13. Pascal Wehrlein    4
14. Kevin Magnussen    4
15. Daniil Kvyat       2