Hamilton Extends Championship Lead With Spanish GP Victory

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton has extended his Formula One championship lead to 17 points after the Briton dominated and won the Spanish Grand Prix (GP) on Sunday.

It was the Mercedes driver’s second successive win as he moved clear of rival Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel could only finish in fourth position having dropped from second as a result of questionable calls from his Ferrari team.

The German paid for Ferrari’s decision to pit him under the virtual safety car with him running out of tyre life prompting Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen of Red Bull to take full advantage by finish in second and third place respectively.

Championship Standings (Top Four):

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes and Great Britain) 95 points

2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari and Germany) 78 points

3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes and Finland) 58 points

4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari and Finland) 48 points