Hamilton Wins In Spain Ahead Of Vettel And Ricciardo
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Lewis Hamilton took his second win of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya on Sunday. Hamilton who started the race from pole position had a great fight with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who came home in second place while Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo ended the race in third place.
It was a fantastic day for Force India as Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished the race in fourth and fifth place respectively for the Silverstone based outfit.
It was a great race for Nico Hulkenberg and the Renault Sport F1 Team as the German finished the race in sixth place for the Enstone based outfit. It was a great race for the Sauber F1 Team as Pascal Wehrlein finished the race in seventh place just ahead of the Toro Rosso pairing of Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat.
The Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean rounded out the top ten. Marcus Ericsson was left disappointed as he just missed out on a top ten finish in 11th place.
Fernando Alonso finished the race in 12th place for McLaren Honda having started the race from 7th place on the grid. It was a disappointing race for the Williams Martini Racing team as Felipe Massa finished the race in 13th place just ahead of Kevin Magnussen who suffered a puncture right at the end of the race.
Jolyon Palmer ended the race in 15th place with Williams Lance Stroll rounding out the order in 16th place.
There was a first corner incident involving Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen with the Iceman forced to retire from the race as a result while Verstappen was also forced to retire. Valtteri Bottas was forced to retire from the race due to an engine failure. McLaren Honda’s Stoffel Vandoorne retired from the race following contact with Felipe Massa.
Next stop on the Formula One calendar is the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks time. At the end of each race, a driver is voted the driver of the day and today that should go to Kimi Raikkonen, although the Finn went out of the race, much to the disappointment of one little boy in the grandstands who was in floods of tears.
During the race, the Iceman was shown meeting the little boy and giving him his Ferrari hat and taking photos with him. So here at Paddock Eye we are voting Kimi Raikkonen our Spanish Grand Prix driver of the day.