Spanish GP (2015)
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Lewis Hamilton "took his eye off the ball" in the Spanish Grand Prix, according to former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill.
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.
Monisha Kaltenborn: "Now we need to focus on the next race in Monaco, a track that should suit our car better."
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."
Federico Gastaldi: "Our pit box proved slippery causing Romain to stop long..."
Daniil Kvyat drove a solid race to cross the finish line in tenth place.
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."
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.
Nico Rosberg: "It's still early days in the season so it's good to close the points gap to Lewis."
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.
Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Rosber is 20 points behind the Championship leader.
Mercedes team gets another 1-2 win, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is in P3
Nico Hulkenberg qualifying in P17 and Sergio Perez in P18
Romain Grosjean: "We are hoping for points tomorrow like we scored at the last two races."
Marcus Ericsson: “Overall it is a bit disappointing. We are starting further down the grid than we had hoped for."
Daniil Kvyat: "...step by step we will get there."
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.
Fernando Alonso: "...we’re definitely unlocking more of the car’s potential,"
Ferrari third and seventh.
Nico Rosberg: "It's been a positive start but Sunday is where it really counts..."
Valtteri Bottas: "It's always a good feeling to split the Ferraris."
Mercedes drivers lock the front row, Sebastian Vettel is in P3 with Valtteri Bottas behind.
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.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel splits Mercedes pair. Lewis Hamilton is two tenth slower then his teammate.
Fernando Alonso: “Today felt more like a test day than the Friday of a grand prix weekend."
Raffaele Marciello was back in the Sauber C34-Ferrari for his second FP1 assignment during a Grand Prix weekend.
The Spanish Grand Prix, the first of the European races on the Formula 1 calendar, got underway this Friday on the Catalunya circuit.
Nico Rosberg topped the morning session and Lewis Hamilton dominated the afternoon practice session.
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.
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.
Nico Rosberg posts a time just 0.070 seconds faster than his teammate. Vettel in third with Raikkonen 0.026 seconds behind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will be called into action for the second time this season.