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Mercedes 1-2 and Red Bull best of the rest

Hamilton finished first with Rosberg second, Ricciardo third and Vettel fourth.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

BARCELONA, 11th May 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Lewis Hamilton’s domination continued in Spain where he took his fourth win of the season.

A nail biting end to the race saw Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg battling each other. As Rosberg closed the gap Hamilton sounded anxious and frustrated on team radio.

Hamilton was able to hold off Rosberg to cross the line 0.6s ahead of him.

After his podium finish was taken away from him in Australia, Daniel Ricciardo was best of the rest finishing in third place.

Sebastian Vettel had a strong recovery after starting the race 15th. The team pitted him early and the strategy paid off with the German fighting his way through the field and passing Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps to take fourth. Bottas was unable to hold off Vettel and finished fifth, 2.5s behind the world champion.

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen put on a great show in the closing stages of the race as the pair battled for sixth position. Alonso made his way past the Finn to take sixth to the delight of his fans.

Romain Grosjean was unable to retain his starting position of fifth but picked up his first points of the season finishing eighth, holding off a charging Sergio Perez who finished just 1.0 second behind him.

Nico Hulkenberg picked up the last points with Jenson Button finishing 11th and teammate Kevin Magnussen 0.6s behind him in 12th.

Felipe Massa had a strong start to the race but dropped back during the second half of the race to finish 13th.

A similar story for Daniil Kvyat who started 12th and was going well during the first half of the race. The Russian rookie finished 14th after passing Pastor Maldonado on the penultimate lap.

Maldonado picked up a 5 second stop and go penalty and a penalty point on lap nine for causing a collision with Marcus Ericsson. The Venezuelan was unable to move through the pack and come close to the finishing position of Grosjean.

Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil finished 16th and 17th respectively.

Marussia finished ahead of Caterham with Jules Bianchi finishing 18th and Max Chilton 19th. Ericsson took the final spot finishing 20th, 20.8 seconds behind Chilton.

Kamui Kobayashi was forced to retire on lap 39 with left front brake failure. Jean-Eric Vergne picked up his third retirement of the season after exhaust issues ended his race.

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