- Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s all-time record for F1 wins from pole position on Sunday, converting P1 in the grid into P1 in the race for the 41st time of his career. “It’s still very surreal,” Hamilton said. “It just doesn’t register because I remember like it was yesterday, sitting at home, playing this computer game as Michael!”

- Mercedes clinched its first one-two finish of the season and first since last year’s finale in Abu Dhabi, re-taking the lead of the constructors’ championship in the process ahead of Ferrari.

- Max Verstappen recorded his first podium finish since his win in Mexico last year, bouncing back from a difficult start of the year. It was also the first podium of the year not to feature a Ferrari driver.

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- Verstappen was fortunate not to avoid greater damage after hitting the back of Lance Stroll’s car at the end of the Virtual Safety Car period, touching his rear-right wheel and breaking part of his front wing. Stroll said after the race he did not feel Verstappen touch him, only finding out about the incident after the race.

- By finishing 10th, Charles Leclerc delivered Sauber’s first consecutive points finish since Russia and USA 2015. Leclerc has also scored as many points in five races as teammate Marcus Ericsson did in his first four full seasons in F1.

- Romain Grosjean was hit with a three-place grid penalty for causing the crash on the opening lap after spinning at Turn 3, as well as receiving two penalty points on his FIA Super Licence. Grosjean now has five penalty points for the 12-month period.

- Grosjean has now made his worst start to a full F1 season, failing to score any points in the opening five races. The only other driver yet to score a point so far this year is Sergey Sirotkin.

- Stoffel Vandoorne also received a penalty point on his Super Licence for failing to stay to the left of the bollard at Turn 2 after running wide and across the speed bumps, gaining an advantage in the process. This was combined with a five-second time penalty, which he served at his solitary pit stop before retiring due to a suspected gearbox issue.

- McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso continued his points streak to start the season, finishing eighth. Only Vettel and Hamilton have also scored points at every round so far this year.

- Brendon Hartley took a complete new power unit ahead of the race as a result of his huge crash in final practice on Saturday. Hartley’s car also required a new gearbox, with the five-place grid drop having zero impact as he started last anyway, eventually finishing 12th.

- Despite the FIA claiming there was an 80 percent chance of rain before the start, the race remained dry throughout. Light rain did however hit the track in the hours following the chequered flag.

- The Spanish Grand Prix saw the debut of F1’s new post-race Twitter broadcast, ‘F1 Live’, that saw Will Buxton and Jolyon Palmer talk to all of the drivers after the race in the paddock. F1Vision - formerly KangarooTV - also appeared for the first time, while the F1 TV streaming service debuted, albeit with some teething problems.

- The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya reported a race day attendance of 91,896, with a three-day crowd figure of 172,144.



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