Lewis Hamilton not getting carried away despite dominant Spanish Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton: Barcelona F1 win a 'rejuvenating experience'

Lewis Hamilton: Barcelona F1 win a 'rejuvenating experience'

"We need to understand why we struggled with the tyres more than the others did", he said.

But now Sky Italia reports that Pirelli may test the pre-Spanish grand prix tyres in the post race test this week to see how they compare to the new ones. The safety vehicle was brought out to move the stricken cars. The team has a 27-point lead over Ferrari in the constructors' championship.

We've seen the wings get bigger, smaller, wider, higher, lower and a combination of all of these, but the feeling coming out of the F1 technical camp is that this time the changes proposed have been better researched than anytime before.

Now, to talk about the Spanish GP weekend itself, Mercedes looked to be on great form.

At Toro Rosso, F2 driver Sean Gelael will get behind the wheel of an F1 challenger again before Pierre Gasly - who suffered an unfortunate lap-one collision in Sunday's Barcelona race - takes his seat. Plus, if we don't have the occasional tiresome race, we won't appreciate the good ones!


They rediscovered it around the long sweeps of the 4.6-kilometer long track and unleashed it to devastating effect.

Vettel gave away his position when Ferrari made a decision to go for an extra stop and give the German driver fresher tyres. "But I have the will to want to get this one and do it right, ideal weekend in, weekend out". "Both Valtteri and Lewis have been on top form and the auto has been reliable and very fast".

In Azerbaijan it went wrong when he outbraked in a foolhardy attempt to pass Bottas, and in Barcelona he briefly shone when he passed both Bottas and Magnussen with one silken manoeuvre. Despite projecting a two-stop race, Bottas and Hamilton both managed to extend the life of their mediums to the end.

"We were expecting a two stop race today and when Vettel stopped on lap 17 we hoped to be able to overcut taking advantage of poor warm-up on the medium. I think it will be an interesting race". That stint alone should make Ferrari and Vettel a bit anxious when looking at how they're going to get back in front in this World Championship battle. In Spain, though, he was one with his vehicle again and his claim to victory never under threat. Why on earth he kept his foot hard on the throttle, spun back into the pack and created that smoke cloud I have no idea, but it was an extremely risky thing to do. But the German marque struggled a year ago in Monaco, with Ferrari sweeping to a one-two finish.

Shovlin cautiously previewed the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix in a fortnight's time, saying that the principality race can pose problems for the best cars. Kimi Raikkonen took pole past year.

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