F1: Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of the Formula One world championship on Sunday by winning the Spanish Grand Prix in a fifth successive one-two for Mercedes. The 76th victory of the five-time world champion’s career, and third of the season, sent him seven points clear of Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas after five of the 21 races. The Briton took an extra point for recording the fastest lap of the race. Max Verstappen finished third for Honda-powered Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

Meanwhile, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff revealed that they have discussed the possibility of Hamilton one day racing for Ferrari and insisted that such a move would be no drama.

Hamilton, 34, has a contract with Mercedes until the end of next year, by which time he could have equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s unprecedented seven titles and broken other records. You have to simply acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive at Ferrari one day, Wolff told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix. — VoM

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