GP Spain: Hamilton wins, Verstappen second

The Spanish Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton. Although there was hope for a victory for Max Verstappen, the Dutchman had to settle for second place.

With the win at Silverstone in his pocket, it seemed that Max Verstappen could also have a chance to win at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Dutchman left from P3 and hoped to be able to continue with his tires longer than the Mercedes. Although the 22-year-old Red Bull Racing driver was able to immediately pass Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes at the start and win the second place, it turned out that Lewis Hamilton was unable to intervene in the rest of the race. As a result, the defending champion crossed the finish line first, Verstappen finished second and Bottas crossed the finish line third.

In the world championship, Hamilton further extends his lead. The Brit is now at 132 points, followed by Verstappen with 95 points. Bottas takes third place, he has 89 points. For Formula 1 there is now some rest, as there will be no driving next weekend. From 28 to 30 August, the entire circus will land at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix.

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