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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins, Bottas 2nd, Verstappen 3rd
  2. Verstappen drives into Stroll
  3. Raikkonen, Ocon, Vandoorne, Hartley out
  4. Grosjean, Hulkenberg & Gasly out after crash

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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I think it's time to wrap things up as Lewis Hamilton enjoys a second successive win. Has the tide turned in the reigning world champion's favour? We'll see when Formula 1 returns in two weeks in Monaco.

Until then, see you later!

Race summary

Lewis Hamilton won for the second race in succession by dominating an eventful Spanish Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver was supreme at the front in a race that featured a heavy first-lap crash, two caution periods and a number of spins and collisions.

Hamilton's win moves him into a 17-point championship lead, with title rival Sebastian Vettel fourth on Sunday following questionable strategy calls from his Ferrari team.

Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes one-two ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Read Andrew Benson's full report here.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
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What next?

Formula 1 returns in two weeks with the jewel in the crown - the Monaco Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso has got his wish... just one hour later than he would have liked. The rain has finally arrived.

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'No-one had the pace to keep up'

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

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More from race winner Lewis Hamilton, who tells Sky Sports: "It felt special, it felt strong. We got qualifying right yesterday. Once I got going and got a good start, after that no-one had the pace to keep up with me and I was pulling away at a second a lap.

"Today was the closest I've been. There were still areas that was not quite perfect, but this is the closest to how I was last year in terms of being comfortable with the car.

"Ferrari made a mistake with their strategy but to get a one-two is really hard to do."

LISTEN to Hamilton's reaction to winning

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

"This is more like it, let's keep this up," says Lewis Hamilton as he won the Spanish Grand Prix with Mercedes' team-mate Valtteri Bottas coming second.

Lewis Hamilton tells his Mercedes team to keep up the good work following a dominant win.

Record breaker

'We thought top 15 would be difficult'

Sauber's Charles Leclerc, who finished 10th, told Sky Sports: "I'm very happy there are still things I could have done better. P10, but before the weekend we thought top 15 would be difficult to get. We had a very good start, a great start for once.

"I'm obviously very happy with the start of the season I have learned a lot the last two races have been very positive for us now we will work to achieve more."

'If I had braked, the car would have spun the same way'

Romain Grosjean, who spun on the first lap and also took out Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg, told Sky Sports: "I lost the rear end of the car tried to get the position back, but it didn't work. If I had braked, the car would have spun the same way.

"It is quite a normal human reflex (to keep accelerating), once the car went on to the track it was very difficult."

'Pretty boring'

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo, who finished fifth, said: "It was a bit tricky to drive, it was fast when you could put it together but it was easy to make mistakes.

"If you got lucky you could put in a blistering lap - one out of five I could make it happen, the others I was trying to just stay on. At the beginning I felt we were hanging on. In the VSC (virtual safety car) I had a spin on the restart, fortunately there were no walls.

"There were signs of good pace, but it was a pretty boring race."

'Max did a great job with a wounded car'

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told Sky Sports: "It is good to get both cars to the finish, we did everything we could strategically. Max did a great job fending off Sebastian, albeit with a wounded car.

"We had a very fast race car again, our problem is we need to do better on the Saturday. Starting fifth or sixth you are in dirty air. We are looking forward to the next race in Monaco. Both drivers have gone round well there so that is an opportunity for us.

"For Max to stand on the podium for the first time this season, it will really settle him and get him on his way."

On Verstappen driving into the back of Lance Stroll under the virtual safety car, Horner added: "We were lucky to get away that the damage was not more."

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That winning moment

Dominant from start to finish.

Listen to the moment Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix below.

Lewis Hamilton produces a dominant performance in Barcelona.

'A decent weekend overall'

Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth: "It was not an option to stay out, it obviously looks wrong but from the inside it was the right thing to do.

"Overall we were quicker (then Red Bull) as the laps went on we just didn't have enough pace. At the end we were not in a good place with the tyres even though mine were fresher.

"Overall it has been a decent weekend, we just need to understand what to do with these tyres."

Good times back for Alonso?

A good race for the home favourites as both Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz finished inside the points.

Alonso has now secured eight consecutive points finishes, the first time he has done that since he was at Ferrari in 2014.

What happened?

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

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Just popped by? Here's a reminder of how the Spanish Grand Prix panned out:

  • Lewis Hamilton wins it by 20 seconds, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas second and Red Bull's Max Verstappen third.
  • Ferrari are left regretting bringing in Sebastian Vettel for a second pit stop as he only finishes fourth, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Haas' Kevin Magnussen finishing fifth and sixth respectively.
  • Carlos Sainz (seventh), Fernando Alonso (eighth), Sergio Perez (ninth) and Charles Leclerc (10th) make up the rest of the top 10.
  • Romain Grosjean, Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg suffer a big crash on the opening lap, as Grosjean spun across the track and a safety car was deployed with all three drivers' races ended.
  • Kimi Raikkonen, who was second, retires on lap 27 with a lack of power.
  • Esteban Ocon was the fifth retirement, suffering an engine failure on lap 40. Verstappen ran into the back of Lance Stroll during the resulting virtual safety car period but the Dutchman was still able to continue despite front wing damage.
  • Stoffel Vandoorne suffers a power issue and stops on the 47th lap.

'We are in the lead... and going to hold on to it'

Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff tells BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "For us it was a scary race, Valtteri was taking the tyres for 41 laps and it looked easier than it was. We were not sure what the right thing was to do.

"It is great. Bounce back, we are back in the lead and we are going to hold on to it."

'Hard to pass'

Max Verstappen, who finished third, said: "The car was working really well, it is hard to pass, we just stayed close and got the luck with Kimi retiring.

"The tyres were handling really well and that gave us third place. I had to keep pushing as I had Sebastian behind me."

Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing
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'As a team this weekend we have been perfect'

Valtteri Bottas, who finished second: "Of course I wanted to fight for the win today but as a team it was a good race. We had such a good car and the team was so reactive with strategy.

"As a team this weekend we have been perfect. For me, the wins will come."

'I felt a synergy with the car'

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton: "I couldn't have done it without this incredible team, I'm really proud of everyone. I felt this synergy with the car and I hadn't felt that this season.

"This is when we are going to start applying some pressure. I hope we can continue. The fans have been incredible, as they always are here.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix

Jeremiah Kariuki‏: All smiles at the Mercedes garage and pit wall. They are haeding for their first 1-2 finish of the season which will see them lead on Driver and Constructors' championship.

Fish Hailu: First lap drama follow by laps of peaceful procession led by brilliant Lewis Hamilton. Job well done Mercedes drivers.

James Doe: Well, after the first four races were full of drama, we were due a proper dull one.

Jolyon Palmer

Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Crushingly dominant from Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
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"This is more like it," says Lewis Hamilton. "Keep this up."

A dominant performance by the Briton from start to finish.

Top 10

1) Hamilton

2) Bottas

3) Verstappen

4) Vettel

5) Ricciardo

6) Magnussen

7) Sainz

8) Alonso

9) Perez

10) Leclerc

Easy as you like for Lewis Hamilton as he takes a win that moves him 17 points clear at the top of the championship.

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Chequered flag

LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
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Last lap

Lap 66/66

Lewis Hamilton comes round to begin the final lap.

A second win of the season is firmly in his hands after a comfortable Sunday afternoon drive.

'Ferrari very wrong'

Lap 65/66

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Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I can't see why Ferrari pitted Vettel again. They thought it was a two-stop race, but they have been proved very wrong and that is why Vettel is fourth.

That second pit stop has cost them the podium.

Lap 65/66

Penultimate lap and wee're firmly heading towards a Mercedes one-two. Valtteri Bottas is 6.6 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, who is third.

Lap 64/66

Strange, Valtteri Bottas is told to fuel save.

"The more I save, the more I lose grip," he responds.

Lap 62/66

Daniel Ricciardo with a new fastest time, clocking 1:18.441 but it's not going to be enough to change his position given he's 20 seconds away from Sebastian Vettel with a handful of laps remaining.

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Listen: Verstappen crashes during virtual safety car

Lap 61/66

Max Verstappen is still third, despite picking up some front wing damage. He went into the back of Lance Stroll under the virtual safety car.

Lap 60/66

Sergio Perez sweeps around the outside of Charles Leclerc at Turn One and he is up into ninth.

Top 5 as it stands

Lap 59/66

The top five looks like this at the moment:

1) Hamilton

2) Bottas +18.5

3) Verstappen +9.3

4) Vettel +2.3

5) Ricciardo 20.3

'A good job'

Lap 58/66

Jolyon Palmer

Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Kevin Magnussen, we have barely mentioned him, he is running along in the most lonely race off all time (in sixth). He has come into some criticism but he has done a good job today and looks like bagging Haas some good points.

Lap 58/66

The radio crackles and Fernando Alonso's ears prick up as he is told rain is forming to the west.

Immediate disappointment, though, as he is told it's "quite far away".

Fernando Alonso
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Lap 57/66

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing
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Daniel Ricciardo puts in a new lap record with 1:19.093 but he is all alone in fifth. Sebastian Vettel, who is fourth, is almost 19 seconds ahead of him.

Nine laps to go and it's going to take something special to make for a dramatic end to this race. I suppose we can't have thrillers every race weekend.