It was another wire-to-wire day for Lewis Hamilton as he won the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday afternoon. It is his fourth win in six races this season, his fourth straight at Catalunya, and the 88th win of his career, which now puts him just three wins away from matching Michael Schumacher for most wins in F1 history.
Formula One continued their season at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday afternoon.
Mercedes locked out the front row of the starting grid but at the start, Lance Stroll would be able to force it three-wide for second and would take third from Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen would jump into second.
Lewis Hamliton would cruise in the lead.
Verstappen was keeping pace with Hamilton for the opening laps, but his soft tires would fade quick and he would become frustrated with his crew because he could not pit sooner for mediums.
Alexander Albon, who was running sixth prior to pit stops, would fall outside the top 10 after being slowed down in traffic.
It was another disastrous day for Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel could not find his way inside the top 10 until late and Charles Leclerc would go for a spin on lap 38. His engine would cut out and Leclerc would have to retire from the race.
Rain would threaten around the area but would never become a factor during the race.
Sergio Perez and Daniil Kvyat would both receive five-second penalties for ignoring the blue flags, which warn drivers to surrender to the car on the lead lap.
Verstappen and Bottas rounded out the podium respectively.
Stroll would claim fourth due to the Perez penalty. It matches his best finish of the season (Hungary). Perez wound up fifth, which is his best finish of 2020.
Carlos Sainz finished sixth. Vettel was able to score a seventh-place finish, which his best result since Hungary. Albon finished eighth. Pierre Gasly finished ninth to score his third points results of the season. Lando Norris would round out the top 10.
F1 will take next Sunday off and will return Aug. 30 for the Belgian Grand Prix.