Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' race-winning strategy, competitive Ferrari performance and other talking points from Spanish GP
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes used a combination of race strategy and on-track overtaking to reclaim the lead at the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix
Formula 1 2021: Mercedes masterstroke helps Lewis Hamilton clinch fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix
Hamilton moved on to 98 career wins after a surprise second change of tyres hoodwinked Red Bull to lift him 14 points clear of Verstappen in the drivers' standings.
Hamilton pushed his Mercedes to a flying lap of 1 minute, 16.74 seconds. Verstappen in his Red Bull was only 0.03 seconds behind
Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton tops Spanish GP second practice while Max Verstappen finishes distant ninth
Hamilton, who leads Verstappen by eight points in the Formula One standings, set the best time in the second session with a lap of 1 minute, 18.170 seconds.
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Hamilton is seeking his fifth consecutive win in Catalonia, with three of his last four victories delivered from pole.
Romain Grosjean will also drive a 2019 Mercedes, the W10 model in which Lewis Hamilton won the world championship, on June 27 in 'demonstration laps' ahead of the French Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2021: Hamilton wins from P2, Verstappen errs again, other talking points from Portuguese GP
In the Drivers’ Championship, Hamilton leads Verstappen by 8 points - but the battle for P3 has four drivers separated by 15 points, Norris being chased by Bottas, Leclerc and Perez.
The Mercedes driver started from second on the grid behind teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished third behind Verstappen's Red Bull and took a bonus point for the fastest lap.
Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas beats teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole at Portuguese GP
Red Bull's Max Verstappen, one point off Hamilton in the drivers' standings, took third on Sunday's grid with his teammate Sergio Perez alongside him on the second row in Portimao.
Hamilton, who is aiming for his 100th pole and 97th win, said the conditions made it difficult to get proper grip on the track.
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Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna GP in a race of two halves, and other talking points
In the first half, Max Verstappen shone as the red lights went out. The second half, without a doubt, belonged to Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen led for the majority of the race on the wet Imola track, beating Hamilton by 22 seconds. Hamilton showed all his skills to make his way back up the field after falling as far back as ninth following an incident just before the halfway point of the race.
Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull pair
It was Hamilton’s 99th career pole and although there is a Red Bull directly behind the Mercedes driver, it will be Sergio Perez rather than Max Verstappen.
Seven-time world champion Hamilton said he hoped Imola would favour Mercedes more than Red Bull over the weekend.
Formua 1 2021: Mercedes drivers Valterri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton dominate difficult first practice at Imola
Bottas was quickest round the legendary Imola circuit but was less than one-tenth of a second faster than his teammate.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was delighted to see Hamilton triumph in the opener, but said Mercedes must still somehow match the superior speed of this season's Red Bull car.
Formula 1 2021, Bahrain GP: From Hamilton's epic win to track limits controversy, talking points from Grand Prix
The inaugural race of Formula 1 2021 season taught us that Mercedes finally have a challenger in Red Bull Racing. We take a look at the major talking points from the Bahrain GP.