While it was a Lewis Hamilton
win in the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2017 on May 14, 2017, it was
a great show for Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon who finished
fourth and fifth respectively. While both the drivers for Force India made it
to the top ten, for Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull only one car made it to the finish
at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Hamilton of Mercedes took the
flag 3.4s ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Daniel Ricciardo of
Red Bull Racing finished a distant third. Throughout the race Hamilton and
Vettel drove furiously but then Hamilton prevailed and overtook Vettel to score
his 55th career victory and the second of the season. It moves him within six
points of Vettel’s championship lead as they head to Monaco.
Nico Hulkenberg of Renault
came an impressive sixth while Carlos Sainz of Toro Ross came in seventh followed
by Pascal Wehrlein of Sauber. Sauber celebrated their first points of 2017 with
this win. Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat and Haas’s Romain Grosjean completed the
Early in the race saw Valtteri
Bottas of Mercedes come in contact with Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari who in turn
came in contact with Max Verstappen of Red Bull. The Ferrari and the Red Bull
were immediately eliminated with suspension damage. In another incident
Williams’ Felipe Massa collided with Fernando Alonso, who had made a slow start
in his seventh-placed McLaren. Both continued, but finished only 12th and 13th.
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