Lewis Hamilton put on a brilliant showing to win the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of main challenger Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton’s third win in four races this season came despite losing the lead to Verstappen at the first corner.
While Hamilton was exceptional on the tracks, his victory owed a lot to Mercedes whose two-stop strategy helped the seven-time champion close a 23-second deficit in 18 laps to pass the Red Bull with six laps to go.
Verstappen bailed on his one-stop strategy after losing the lead and took second and the point for the fastest lap as consolation.
Hamilton’s victory was the 98th of his career, after he set his 100th pole position on Saturday, and it extends his championship lead to 14 points.
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas finished in third place to cap a successful outing for the British team.