Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas conquers 2014 Spanish Grand Prix

Article by Christian A., on May 12, 2014

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas grabbed his fourth win of the current Formula One season by dominating the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya. His win came after repulsing a late attack from teammate Nico Rosberg. He now sits atop the Formula 1 World Championship standings.

Both Hamilton and Rosberg were on front row of the race after topping the qualifying round.

Hamilton got the prime pole position, followed by Rosberg, who has been behind the Briton for the fourth time this season. Claiming the No. 3 pole was Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing, and No. 4 post was grabbed by Valtteri Bottas of Williams.

On the big day, Hamilton quickly took advantage of his pole position to capture the lead. He was followed by Rosberg, Bottas, Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean of Lotus. Hamilton built a two-second advantage over his teammate.

That lead was trimmed during the first round of tire changes, when Hamilton’s pit stop was slightly slower than his Rosberg. Eventually, Hamilton remained in the lead after Rosberg emerged from his pit stop two laps later.

Since then, the teammates were pursuing different tire strategies. Hamilton went on with the softer-compound rubber while Rosberg grabbed the hard variants, which are theoretically slower.

That means Hamilton needed to build a bigger lead before Rosberg shifted back to the softer rubber in the closing phase Spanish Grand Prix. That prompted the Briton to push his unit harder, but then he said over the car-to-pit radio that he was having some handling issues on his softer tire. [source: Daimler]

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