Hamilton recovers from poor start to win Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo Spain Sunday

We don't know any more than that at this stage.

"But the most important thing is we're there once again, fighting and not much missing at the end".

On an afternoon that saw the two multiple world champions in a battle of their own with the rest so far behind they might as well have been in another race, Australian Ricciardo was the only other driver not lapped as his Red Bull auto finished 75.8 seconds behind the victor.

One of the main issues that Hamilton and his Mercedes team have been trying to work out since the start of the 2017 Formula One season is the weight of its W08 challenger as they have been struggling to get near the 728kg weight limit for vehicle and driver.

The race started with Lewis Hamilton on pole, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.

Lewis Hamilton is enjoying the intensity of his Formula One rivalry with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, even if the Mercedes driver recognises that the smiles could suddenly turn sour.

"From Turn 1 to the end it was flat chat", said Hamilton. "We lost four seconds".

Mercedes, instead, chose to leave Hamilton out and fitted him with Medium tyres at his stop.

When Vettel made his stop, and exited the pits, the pair sped side by side toward the first corner with Vettel just about managing to hold onto the lead.

Indeed, in the ante room, while Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo stood and re-lived the race, Hamilton quickly slumped on to a sofa.

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"This feels good", said Ricciardo.

Mercedes made a decision to keep Hamilton out, and he immediately pumped in the fastest lap of the race and stretched his stint by an extra five laps. They have been proving over and over in the last few years that they are the team to beat. Otherwise, Verstappen has shown evidence of being the best driver outside the top four drivers for Mercedes and Ferrari.

Vettel's and Hamilton's teammates both abandoned the race.

Only three current drivers have won twice in Spain-the other two being Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso.

Raikkonen and Verstappen retired immediately, while Bottas would later retire with an engine problem, but the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers laid the blame for their retirements squarely at Bottas' feet. The Englishman said the result was just what he needed, but pointed out he was a small part of the final result.

"We just had a close battle and if it had gone a different direction then obviously it could be different".

Steve Etherington for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

Despite being in championship contention for the past three seasons alongside former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton can not remember the last time he had such a pure battle for a win.

"I don't remember having a race like this for a long time where I was able to be on the limit as hard as I was and stay in a battle". With Vettel in the lead for most of the race, Hamilton was a close second to his much respected Ferrari rival.

The next F1 race is the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28.

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