Motor racing: Hamilton wins in Spain with Vettel second

Lewis Hamilton gained the Spanish Grand Prix from pole place on Sunday to cut Sebastian Vettel’s total lead in the Formula One championship to six factors with a quarter of the season accomplished.

The Mercedes driver’s 55th occupation win was once exhausting-fought and disturbing, on the other hand, with Ferrari’s Vettel seizing the lead initially and in the hunt all of the approach to the finish because the tire strategies played out.

The Britain took the checkered flag 3.4 seconds away from the German, who did all he could to beat him.

On an afternoon that saw the two a couple of world champions in a struggle of their own with the remainder thus far behind they may as well were in any other race, Daniel Ricciardo completed Seventy Five.Eight seconds at the back of the winner.

Ricciardo was the one driver now not lapped by the highest two in a race the place each Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen failed to complete, retiring after a blown engine and first lap collision respectively.

(Reporting by Alan 1st Earl Baldwin Of Bewdley, editing through Toby Davis)

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