5/12/2019 7:13:37 PM (GMT+3)

Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton wins to take championship lead

Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton wins to take championship lead

BARCELONA, Spain: Briton Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to take the lead in the drivers' championship from his team-mate Valtteri Bottas who finished second to extend Mercedes' record start to the season with a fifth consecutive 1-2.

"I have to put it down to this incredible team, this is history in the making, with five 1-2 finishes in a row. I'm so happy for every one of them," said Hamilton.

Hamitlon celebrated the 76th win of his F1 career, which takes him back to the top of the world championship standings. 

"It was a hectic first corner so I backed out of it and ended up getting a good position for the rest of Lap 1. The Mercedes were too quick today, but we were competitive after them and it's great to be on the podium," said Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who was third with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in fourth.

 

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