The German has played it and has taken oil taking into account that he came out eleventh

Hamilton prolongs his tyranny in Barcelona

Valtteri Bottas himself was not so happy with his third position. The 50th podium and the fastest lap were no consolation for the Mercedes driver, who regretted his indecision at the start. "I think the start has been key and it has not been good enough", he assured. "It is very difficult to overtake on this track, so the start was the negative point of the day"he pointed.

Hamilton: "We have been able to understand what happened last week"

Sainz: "We’ve long deserved a career like this"

Valtteri Bottas was overtaken at the start of the race by Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point), who finished second and fourth, respectively. "The guys had a slipstream from behind and I didn’t. In the first corner I was very tight, they made me a sandwich. I am quite disappointed", remarked Bottas, third place in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton starts today from the first position on the grid at this Spanish GP. The Briton dominated the ‘qualy’ almost without disheveled and only his partner, Valtteri Bottas, was able to put his 92nd pole in trouble. A new double that showed Mercedes’ superiority over the rest of the grid.


On at 17:09 CEST

Cristina Moreno


Lewis Hamilton F1 GP Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.

Behind, Max Verstappen was third while the Force India returned to sign another good session. McLaren also finished with a good taste in the mouth. After changing the engine of Carlos Sainz’s car – with no penalty yet for the pilot – the banana performed well and set the seventh fastest time. A good position for the Madrilenian who will try to gain positions by leaving through the clean zone.

Meanwhile, Ferrari continues to drag its problems and did not even manage to get Vettel into Q3 despite the chassis change that promised improvements. Leclerc suffered to be ninth. The outlook for today’s race does not look good.

Today, the heat of August in Barcelona will receive a new show from the ‘Great Circus’. The race will start at 3.10 pm and we will tell you about it live on



With this image of the celebration on the podium of the Circuit we bid farewell to this live show. The next appointment will be from September 4 to 6 with the Italian GP. Enjoy the day!

The size of those bottles, tho &# 127870;&# 128518; #SpanishGP &# 127466;&# 127480; # F1 @ValtteriBottas

– Formula 1 (@ F1) August 16, 2020



Finally, the penalty has caused Checo to lose place with Stroll. Not so with Carlos who remains sixth and equals his best position in the Circuit. This is the classification:

CLASSIFICATION: END OF RACEAnother win for the imperious @LewisHamilton Stroll leapfrogs Perez to take P4 after a penalty for Perez # SpanishGP &# 127466;&# 127480; # F1

– Formula 1 (@ F1) August 16, 2020



Who Stops Hamilton? Fourth consecutive victory at the Circuit. Also fourth so far this season and a new record: 156 podium finishes in F1 to beat the Kaiser.

RECORD BREAKER &# 128079; 156 F1 podiums for @LewisHamilton He is now clear of Michael Schumacher and is number one on the all-time list &# 128583; ‍♂️ # SpanishGP &# 127466;&# 127480; # F1

– Formula 1 (@ F1) August 16, 2020


And attention, F1 fans have today designated Sebastian Vettel as Driver of the Day. The German has played it and has taken oil taking into account that he came out eleventh.


At the end, the fastest lap was for Bottas (1: 18.183), an extra point for the Finn. Max was second. "We return to the position that touches us"they say.


Carlos Sainz is sixth. It has stayed very close to the fifth place. Also great result for Vettel who has endured the onslaught of Albon and finished seventh with some very damaged tires already.


FINAAAAAAAL. New victory for Hamilton, fifth on this track, who is walking steadily in this World Championship. There is no cough.


!Last lap! Carlos is missing a little …


Under investigation an incident between Grosjean and Giovinazzi that has found the French for the piano. The Gaul de Haas does not win for trouble.


Bottas enters the pits. It turns yellow. He is going for the fastest lap because second place is no longer within his reach.


1: 19.822 for Hamilton who is not only going to take the victory but also the extra point of the fastest lap. Behind, Sainz is seven seconds behind Checo … he has the position in sight.


24.5 on this lap for Carlos. He must have come across some bending because this weather is very bad. Checo continues to put up with their differences well.


And Hamilton who continues to roll at 21. The Briton does not slow down. Nor does Bottas seem to be able to hunt down Verstappen.


The overtaking is already prepared Carlos … He opens DRS on the straight … He approaches and has it !! It is sixth. It’s time to go for Stroll. He is eight seconds behind Pérez who, remember, has a five second penalty. The Mexican, aware of the sanction, has accelerated.

Incredible the rhythm of @ Carlossainz55 ¡Carrerón! He surpasses Vettel and is already sixth. # ESPmovistarF1

– F1 in Movistar + (@ movistar_F1) August 16, 2020



OMG Kimi! He almost ate Grosjean. "Look what that idiot did"he says over the radio. Pissed off the ice Finn.

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The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is hosting this weekend a new round of the Formula One World Championship, the sixth of the season with just one protagonist, Mercedes.


On at 16:12 CEST

Cristina Moreno


F1 GP Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.

The silver arrows set the tone in Friday’s sessions with Lewis Hamilton comfortably dominating the second run ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas and the only one who can make things a bit difficult for them in this championship, Max Verstappen.

He expects improvements from Carlos Sainz after the changes to the McLaren chassis. Seventh place in free practice is a good starting point for the Madrilenian who aspires to close a good performance in the home GP.

Two unexpected guests to the party, Ricciardo’s Renault and Grosjean’s Haas, who won the games against bananas and Racing Points on the first day of this event. It remains to be seen if they will be able to maintain that performance also in the ‘qualy’.

The classification will begin at 3:00 p.m. and we will tell you about it live on



For our part, this has been it. We will be back tomorrow to tell you about everything that happens in this Spanish GP that will start at 3.10pm. Have a good Saturday!


"It will be difficult to maintain the position, but it is what I will try to do, to do my best"explains Hamilton. Without a doubt, that will be the key tomorrow, to go through that first corner first. We will have to be vigilant.

Hamilton: "We have never been in Barcelona with such heat. Physically it has been very hard". # ESPmovistarF1

– F1 in Movistar + (@ movistar_F1) August 15, 2020



"I have 1 x bet free spins 2019 a chance coming out of this front line. Trust me I’ll try the first corner first"says Bottas. A declaration of intentions.


And this is the classification for tomorrow’s race:

Career pole No. 92 for @LewisHamilton &# 128079; #SpanishGP &# 127466;&# 127480; # F1

– Formula 1 (@ F1) August 15, 2020



Well, we have it, new pole for Hamilton. The fifth so far this season, the 92nd overall in his career. He also equals Senna in number of poles in this circuit, both with four.

WE GO! &# 128293; What a lap! It’s POLE for @LewisHamilton in Barcelona !!! &# 128074; #SpanishGP

– Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@ MercedesAMGF1) August 15, 2020



Improve Carlos Sainz. It will come out seventh, for the clean part. Good position for the Madrilenian.


Nor does Checo improve, who finished fourth, ahead of Stroll. Verstappen is third.


Now yes, lilac in the second sector for Bottas. In Hamilton yellow. It does not serve the Finn.