The Mercedes speedy Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers’ standings by three points from Nico Rosberg. Also the Brit has won four consecutive races for the first time in his career. and this victory is his 26th in F1 career and puts him ahead of Jim Clark and Niki Lauda into eighth on the all-time list.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton: “A big thank you for my team, they have done an incredible job this year. The support here is the best I have ever had and my first win in Spain means everything to me. I was not upset, I was not fast enough today, Nico was quicker, I struggled with the balance and needed to rely on my engineers. I was moving my settings up and down and fortunately I was able to keep Nico behind.”
Nico Rosberg, who finished second: “I think one more lap and I could have given it a good go! Unfortunately that was it and I am bit gutted but still, second place, second in the championship and many more races to go. I will go to Monaco to go one better and try and repeat the win from last year.”
Daniel Ricciardo, who finished third: “We did not have the pace on Mercedes. We had a pretty comfortable third place and it is really nice to be on the podium and I am sure I will get to keep it this time!”