Spanish Grand Prix 2019:
By Harry Schofield
Lewis Hamilton along with Valtteri Bottas handed Mercedes their 5th one-two of the 2019 Formula 1 season, with Lewis taking his 4th Spanish Grand Prix win.
Bottas who had pole position was out driven by Lewis Hamilton on the first lap as he took the lead from the pole sitter.
Bottas had reported issues with the clutch of the line as this hindered his start.
Mercedes strategy was clearly the class of the field as once again Ferrari falter, with questionable tyre choices for both drivers.
Ferrari continued to concentrate on there own driver battles rather than the front runners which ultimately cost them the race, Ferrari must sort and regroup for Monaco as its clear Mercedes will run away with the championship.
My concern for the rest of the 2019 season is that if Red Bull and Ferrari don't improve soon it will be a one horse race with Mercedes being the main Stag .
Once again Lewis Hamilton showed how he can turn a bad qualifying session into a race win, pure focus pure controlled aggression and with the small help of a safety car he took the win, Lewis will never give up and delivers when it looks all most impossible .
Lando Norris tried to make a enthusiastic move on Lance Stroll causing a safety car resulting in both cars not finishing the race.
Two weeks time we are in Monaco, undoubtedly one of the best races of the year, with similar downforce levels as Spain, Mercedes are favourites to win again, Ferrari both with performance and more importantly team process need to deliver, with Red Bull getting closer every race we wait and see what happens in the French Rivera in two weeks .
Full Race Results Spanish Grand Prix 2019:
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 4.074s
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 7.679s 2
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 9.167s
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 13.580s
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 19.562s
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 28.159s
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 32.342s
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 33.056s
10 Romain GrosjeanHaas 34.641s
11 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 35.445s
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 36.758s
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 39.241s
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 41.803s
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point 46.877s 2
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 47.691s
17 George Russell Williams 1 LAP
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1 LAP
Did not finish
Lando Norris McLaren crash
Lance Stroll Racing Point crash
© Harry Schofield 2019