2018 Spanish Grand Prix: F1 Race Results, Winner & Report

Top three finishers Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen celebrate on the podium with Mercedes race engineer Peter Bonnington during the Spanish GP F1/2018.

Event: Spanish Grand Prix
Track: Catalunya Circuit

Weather:  Dry  15.4ºC
Tarmac: Dry 34.5ºC
Wind speed: 3.2 km/h
Humidity: 53.8%

Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix today. It was his 65th F1 win and his 4th in Spain, 2nd win of the season. For Mercedes it was the 79th Formula 1 victory and 42nd 1-2 finish.

The 2018 Spanish Grand Prix started with a big crash in turn 3. After the start Romain Grosjean had to do an avoiding move in the Haas, because hiis team mate Kevin Magnussen lost his rear in turn 3. Grosjean spun and slammed the gas, which caused a cloud of smoke and zero visibility. Nico Hulkenberg in the Renault and Pierre Gasly in the Toro Rosso could not avoid a collision and retired with severe collision damage.

After 5 laps behind the safety car the race resumed. In lap 18 Sebastian Vettel pitted and switched to medium (white) tyres. One lap later Bottas did the same and came close to 2nd place.

in lap 24 Kimi Raikkonen had turbo problem on his Ferrari SF71H. He drove slow on the track, but was able to recover get to the pit and retired.

In lap 41 Esteban Ocon retired with an engine problem and caused a virtual safety car period. During the VSC Vettel pitted and lost his P2 to comeback on the track as 4th. Max Verstappen lost the wing-end plate on the left front wing when he hit Sergey Sirotkin at the end of the VSC period.

Stoffel Vandoorne also had to retire his McLaren with a gearbox problem on the start/finish straight in lap 47.

Lewis Hamilton drove a very strong race and created a 19 second gap to his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas. Bottas scored his 26th podium

After a bad start in the 2018 F1 season Max Verstappen also had a strong performance again and scored his 13th podium.

 

Spanish F1 GP Results
FP1 2018 Spain
FP2 2018 Spain
FP3 2018 Spain
Qualifying 2018 Spain
Startgrid 2018 Spain

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Classification 2018 Spanish GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:35:29.97266
1
25
277Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:35:50.56566
2
18
333Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:35:56.84566
5
15
45Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:35:57.55666
3
12
53Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull01:36:20.03066
6
10
620Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:35:48.20565
7
8
755Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France Renault01:36:24.94065
9
6
814Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:36:28.02865
8
4
911Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India01:35:30.60164
15
2
1016Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber01:35:36.15364
14
1
1118Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:35:40.96564
18
0
1228New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso01:35:49.92064
20
0
139Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber01:35:53.90364
17
0
1435Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom Williams01:35:37.41163
19
0
DNF2Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLarenGearbox45
11
0
DNF31France Esteban Ocon
India Force IndiaPower unit38
13
0
DNF7Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy FerrariTurbo25
4
0
DNF27Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France RenaultCollision Grosjean0
16
0
DNF10France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro RossoCollision Grosjean0
12
0
DNF8France Romain Grosjean
United States HaasSpun and collision0
10
0

Fastest lap: 1:18.441 min by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull RB14) in lap 61 @213.638 km/h
Highest speed: 340.1 km/h by Esteban Ocon (Force India VJM11)


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