Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. He remained in the lead for most of the race and fended off a challenge from team mate Nico Rosberg who put up a decent fight towards the closing stages of the race and finished just 0.6 seconds behind Hamilton.
It was a mostly a team mate battle as the Mercedes duo were followed home by the Infiniti Red Bull duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel with the latter proving the mettle of a four-time world champion once again by making up 11 places over the course of the race. Valterri Bottas brought his Williams home in fifth place ahead of the Ferrari duo of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonnen who fought a great scrap towards the last 15 laps, proving once again proving that the new formula of racing has brought back the excitement of open wheel racing.
Romain Grosjean managed to bring his Lotus Renault home in eighth place scoring the black and gold team’s first points of the season. Rounding up the top ten were Force India team mates Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg who took ninth and tenth place respectively. Retirees included Kamuyi Kobayashi of Caterham who went out with a brake issue while Jean Eric Vergne retired after team found problems with his exhaust system.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg now lead the championship with 100 points and 97 points while Mercedes AMG Petronas lead Red Bull 154 points to 57 points respectively in the constructers’ championship. Next up is the season’s most flamboyant, richest and arguably most challenging race-the Monaco Grand Prix which will happen on the weekend of May 22 to May 25. We will bring you all the details as they happen, so tune into CarWale.