Spanish GP (2015)

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Hamilton "took his eye off the ball" in Spain – Hill

Lewis Hamilton "took his eye off the ball" in the Spanish Grand Prix, according to former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill.

Williams has closed gap to the front - Bottas

Valtteri Bottas believes that Williams took a step forward in the Spanish Grand Prix, despite having a relatively limited update package.

Paddock Nights: Spanish Grand Prix

After the opening four flyways, Formula 1's return to Europe brought with it the return of motorhomes, some evening fun and some familiar faces - as Kate Walker explains in her new regular column for

Spanish GP analysis: Was it Mission Impossible for Hamilton?

Nico Rosberg stopped Lewis Hamilton's momentum with a commanding victory in Spain, but could the Briton have beaten him if he'd been allowed to drive flat-out to the finish? Adam Cooper analyses the Barcelona race.

FIA gives all-clear after Spanish GP fuel checks

The FIA gave the all-clear to all of Formula 1's engine manufacturers over fuel use after the Spanish Grand Prix, following its clampdown on trick systems.

Button fears McLaren may not score this year

Jenson Button fears that McLaren may not score points all season if it does not get to the bottom of a 'scary' Spanish Grand Prix.

No points for Sauber after solid performance on the Spanish GP

Monisha Kaltenborn: "Now we need to focus on the next race in Monaco, a track that should suit our car better."

A difficult afternoon for McLaren-Honda on the Spanish GP

Fernando Alonso: “My pitstop was a scary moment – I didn’t have much rear braking for my whole in-lap, then even less at the stop."

After an eventful Spanish GP, Lotus' Grosjean finish in 7th

Federico Gastaldi: "Our pit box proved slippery causing Romain to stop long..."

Ricciardo extract everything he could out of the car to finish seventh on the Spanish GP

Daniil Kvyat drove a solid race to cross the finish line in tenth place.

Bottas finished fourth and Massa sixth in today’s Spanish GP

Valtteri Bottas: "It feels good to split the Ferraris for a second race in a row and this has been another solid points haul for the team."

Spanish GP: Rosberg wins, Hamilton overcomes Vettel

Nico Rosberg scored his first victory of the year in the Spanish GP at Barcelona for Mercedes, dominating from start to finish as Lewis Hamilton had to switch strategy to beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel on the podium, Raikkonen fifth

Sebastian Vettel: “All in all, I think third is the best we could do for the pace we had."

Silver Arrows kick off European season in style with one-two finish in Barcelona

Nico Rosberg: "It's still early days in the season so it's good to close the points gap to Lewis."

Vettel thinks Ferrari strategy was right

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's Spanish Grand Prix strategy was the right one, saying Lewis Hamilton was just too fast to keep behind.

No further action over Sainz/Kvyat incident

The Spanish Grand Prix stewards have decided no further action was needed over the incident between Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat.

Lauda: Rosberg is back after Hamilton “blew him off”

Mercedes chief Niki Lauda has hailed Nico Rosberg’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix as a potential turning point in his drivers’ title bid.

Spanish GP: Post-race press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebiastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Drivers' and constructors' standings after Spanish GP

Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Rosber is 20 points behind the Championship leader.

Spanish Grand Prix Race results: Rosberg gets his first 2015 win

Mercedes team gets another 1-2 win, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is in P3

For the first time this year Lotus failed to break into the top ten on the grid

Romain Grosjean: "We are hoping for points tomorrow like we scored at the last two races."

A disappointing qualifying result for Sauber in Spain

Marcus Ericsson: “Overall it is a bit disappointing. We are starting further down the grid than we had hoped for."

A tricky top ten qualifying for Red Bull in Barcelona

Daniil Kvyat: "...step by step we will get there."

Raikkonen hindered by bizarre tyre blanket incident

Kimi Raikkonen says he missed the chance to do better in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix because of a bizarre incident with a tyre blanket.

Both McLaren cars gets into Q2 for the first time this year

Fernando Alonso: "...we’re definitely unlocking more of the car’s potential,"

40th Formula One pole position for the Silver Arrows in Barcelona front row lockout!

Nico Rosberg: "It's been a positive start but Sunday is where it really counts..."

Ricciardo doubts Red Bull has made progress

Daniel Ricciardo is sceptical that Red Bull's short nose updates have delivered what was hoped for after a disappointing qualifying performance at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish GP: Rosberg ends Hamilton pole run

Nico Rosberg put an end to Lewis Hamilton's run of pole positions after beating the world champion to the top spot in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Bottas qualified fourth and Massa ninth for tomorrow’s Spanish GP

Valtteri Bottas: "It's always a good feeling to split the Ferraris."

Spanish GP: Provisional starting grid

Both Mercedes drivers are on the first row for tomorrow's race start with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel behind the polesitter and Williams' Valtteri Bottas behind the Championship leader.

Spanish GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying results: Rosberg leads Mercedes 1-2

Mercedes drivers lock the front row, Sebastian Vettel is in P3 with Valtteri Bottas behind.

Hamilton blames lack of balance for pole defeat

Lewis Hamilton has blamed balance woes for getting beaten to pole position by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Alonso says McLaren updates have worked despite Q2 exit

Fernando Alonso says all the updates introduced by McLaren and Honda for the Spanish Grand Prix have worked as expected, despite the team not getting close to Q3 in today's qualifying.

Sainz celebrates "very special" result

A delighted Carlos Sainz admitted qualifying fifth for his first every home grand prix was something very special for him.

Spanish Grand Prix FP3 results: Nico Rosberg fights back

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel splits Mercedes pair. Lewis Hamilton is two tenth slower then his teammate.

Spanish GP: Rosberg back on top in final practice

Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel again split the Mercedes.

A busy day for the McLaren-Honda team at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Fernando Alonso: “Today felt more like a test day than the Friday of a grand prix weekend."

A normal Friday for Sauber on free practice for the Spanish GP

Raffaele Marciello was back in the Sauber C34-Ferrari for his second FP1 assignment during a Grand Prix weekend.

Vettel second and Raikkonen fourth in the second free practice session for the Spanish GP

The Spanish Grand Prix, the first of the European races on the Formula 1 calendar, got underway this Friday on the Catalunya circuit.

Gap to Mercedes is "bad news", says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes' advantage over Ferrari is still there following the first practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Encouraging start for Mercedes on opening day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Nico Rosberg topped the morning session and Lewis Hamilton dominated the afternoon practice session.

Hamilton strikes back, Vettel splits Mercedes duo in FP2

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel outpaced the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.

Spanish Grand Prix FP2 results: Hamilton back on top

Sebastian Vettel posted a time four tenth of a second slower than the fastest Mercedes with Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen behind. Drivers worked through racing simulation and tires programmes.

Ricciardo says lack of running was expected

Daniel Ricciardo says his lack of running during Friday practice for the Spanish Grand Prix was to be expected.

Spanish Grand Prix FP1 results: Rosberg tops timesheets

Nico Rosberg posts a time just 0.070 seconds faster than his teammate. Vettel in third with Raikkonen 0.026 seconds behind.

Rosberg leads Mercedes 1-2 in first practice

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the opening practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona.

Vettel: Spain will show if Ferrari can fight for F1 title

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's pace at the Spanish Grand Prix will show whether or not he can challenge Mercedes for the Formula 1 championship this year.

Red Bull introduces new short nose

Red Bull has revealed its new short nose design which Daniel Ricciardo hopes can help the Formula 1 team join the fight behind Mercedes and Ferrari.

Toro Rosso needs strong showing in Spain, says Sainz

Carlos Sainz Jr believes that this weekend’s upcoming Spanish Grand Prix represents a crucial opportunity for Toro Rosso to score points before the team is eclipsed by its larger rivals.

Spanish GP: The next challenge for Mercedes

The 2015 Formula One World Championship season continues with Round Five, the Spanish Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Hamilton taking nothing for granted as rivals chase Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton isn't taking anything for granted about the form of Mercedes as rival teams continue to develop their cars and try to close the gap.

Alonso: McLaren has potential to fight at the front

Fernando Alonso remains adamant that McLaren's radical MP4-30 can allow the team to fight its rivals at the very front of the Formula 1 field.

Spanish GP: Thursday press conference

Felipe NASR (Sauber), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Daniil KVYAT (Red Bull Racing), Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Roberto MERHI (Manor)

Rosberg: It's not just one thing that is wrong

Nico Rosberg says there is no specific area that he needs to improve to end teammate Lewis Hamilton's run of victories ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Honda to introduce engine updates in Spain

McLaren's engine supplier Honda will be bringing updates to boost performance during the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

Sahara Force India gets ready for the start of the European season this week in Barcelona

Dr Vijay Mallya: "Our pace has been improving with each race, but we will need to wait a little longer before we can make a big step."

The Sauber F1 team is travelling to Barcelona with a positive mindset and upgrades

Test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will be called into action for the second time this season.