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Spanish GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor

The Spanish Grand Prix proved a more straightforward affair than any other race so far this season, as Lewis Hamilton dominated the field from lights to flag, but behind him there was plenty of drama and action for fans to savor.

A opening lap spin by Romain Grosjean in the Haas collected Nico Hulkenberg and Brendon Hartley and put them all out on the spot. Power unit problems forced Kimi Raikkonen to retire early. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel made a late pit stop from second place during the Virtual Safety Car period, but was never able to recover. He finished a disappointing fourth right behind the damaged Max Verstappen who was nursing his car home after clipping backmarker Lance Stroll. Mercedes took a huge leap forward with a convincing one-two while Red Bull and Ferrari were left fighting for scraps. Kevin Magnussen finished a strong best of the rest for Haas and Fernando Alonso finished in the points yet again with an eighth place finish in front of his emphatic home crowd.

If you missed the race, the highlights cover all the main points. If you tuned in live or recorded it on your DVR, consider this your next day refresher of all the major talking points that will have fans buzzing between now and the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks.


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Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and A MT Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found enjoying the Oregon back roads in his GTI.