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By Gary Rose

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    Pole position? Check.

    Victory? Check.

    Every lap led? Check?

    Ayrton Senna's race helmet? Check.

    As weekends go, it doesn't get any better than that for Lewis Hamilton. He will head to Azerbaijan in two weeks full of confidence of wresting the title battle advantage back from Sebastian Vettel.

    More thrills, spills and shoeys in Baku? Make it so...

  2. 'A tough time'

    Fernando Alonso was so close to a point before another engine failure scuppered his chances.

    Poor Alonso is starting to sound like a stuck record: "For us drivers we try to drive as fast as we can. We will start last probably in Baku. A tough time."

  3. 'I wasn't surprised by Force India pace'

    Kimi Raikkonen, who finished seventh: "It's disappointing. We had quite good speed after our pit and started getting up to the cars in front.

    "It was not a very good start from us and then it was hard to get past and then we had the brake issues.

    "I wasn't surprised about the Force India's pace."

  4. 'I was reliving memories'


    So dominant was Lewis Hamilton's win that he even had time to reminisce as he cruised round in front.

    "You always need weekends like this," he told Sky Sports. "There was a lot of time to think when I was up front, reliving memories from 2007 when I was here, actually of lot of my races here.

    "It was still a challenge but it was like my other races here where it was well managed from the front. It is a lot like a go-kart track, so it takes me back to my roots."

  5. 'One lap short'

    Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, speaking to Sky Sports: "I wanted to get a trophy. I didn't get one. The beginning of the race did not go our way, when I got back to that group towards the end I was fairly confident I could get a podium but one lap short."

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    Lance Stroll is the 12th Canadian to race in Formula 1 but he is now the first without the surname Villeneuve to score points.

  7. 'I'm happy today'

    Williams' Lance Stroll having scored his first points ever - and at his home grand prix: "Today is special in so many ways.

    "It's been a tricky start to the season but we have known we were capable of doing it. It's about having a clean weekend, a solid race and I had good communication and good balance.

    "It's special to be able to overtake and fight. Sometimes it's boring and you just finish where you started but it wasn't like that today.

    "I have never doubted our ability to score points. We are far from perfect but I know our pace can be strong when we get everything right.

    "There has always just gotten in the way of scoring points. We had to fight our way through. but it was a consistent race today.

    "The first points are done. It's not going to get easier - we will still have challenges but I am just happy today".

  8. 'It's not fair racing...'

    Esteban Ocon did drive an excellent race but he will be in no mood to reflect on that after getting in tussle with team-mate Sergio Perez.

    It's going to be an interesting Force India debrief, that's for sure.

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    Video caption: Force India's Esteban Ocon makes his displeasure known to his team over a lack of team orders
  9. Drivers' championship


    Victory for Lewis Hamilton - his third of the season - moves him to within 12 points of Sebastian Vettel going into the next race in Baku. Game on.

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    Aaron Prior: Sir Patrick Stewart proving (as if it were needed) that he's nothing short of a legend. Doing a shoey.

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    As is now customary, Daniel Ricciardo takes off his shoe to drink champagne from it.

    Now I'd expect Sir Patrick Stewart to be disgusted by that. Nope.

    "I want some of that," he says, before taking a big gulp out of Ricciardo's sweaty, sweaty boot.

    "I will drink out of anyone's shoe!"

    Absolute legend.

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    Daniel Ricciardo

    Third place Daniel Ricciardo: "Today I only had fun when I saw the chequered flag. I couldn't afford to make any mistakes. Concentration was getting tough. It's great to be on the podium"

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    "DANIEL," booms Sir Patrick Stewart as he turns his attention to Daniel Ricciardo.

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    Valtteri Bottas, who finished second: "Always good to be here. As a team we really needed this one-two to get the points. I am very, very proud to be a part of this team. I knew what I had to do in the end, this was good points for us."

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    Lewis Hamilton celebrates

    Race winner Lewis Hamilton: "Big thank you to this crowd. Every year the energy grows. I had my first pole here and my first win here. To repeat it is incredibly special.

    "Valtteri did fantastically well to get the points for the team.

    "I am over the moon. "

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    "MR HAMILTON," bellows Sir Patrick Stewart.

    I could listen to his voice all day long.

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    National anthem done, champagne sprayed everywhere and out comes Sir Patrick Stewart to conduct the podium interviews.