2018 Spanish GP Live

13 May, 2018 - 15:56

That wraps up our coverage of the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix. 

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage this weekend and we will be back in Monaco in two weeks' time. Keep it on Crash.net/F1 for all the reaction and analysis to this weekend's grand prix. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:54

Hamilton says he "felt that synergy" between himself and his Mercedes car for the first time this season. He praises his "incredible" team and labels Mercedes as a "force". 

13 May, 2018 - 15:53
13 May, 2018 - 15:53
13 May, 2018 - 15:52

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13 May, 2018 - 15:52

Ricciardo takes a lonely fifth place for Red Bull ahead of Magnussen's Haas in sixth. 

Sainz takes home honours in seventh, ahead of fellow Spaniard Alonso in eighth, while Perez and Leclerc round out the top 10. Another points finish for the Sauber driver! 

That's the first time Sauber have scored points in consecutive races since October 2015. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:49

Bottas comes home some 20s behind his teammate to secure a Mercedes 1-2, its first of the season as Verstappen beats Vettel to the final spot on the podium by 0.7s. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:48

Hamilton crosses the line to score an emphatic victory in Spain and his second win in a row in 2018!

13 May, 2018 - 15:47

Hamilton begins the final lap.

13 May, 2018 - 15:45

Ricciardo is flying in the closing stages as he posts a 1m18.4s to set a new fastest lap. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:43

Vettel is now 30s behind race-leader Hamilton. That decision to pit under the VSC seems a bizarre one that has potentially cost the German two places and a spot on the podium. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:40

Perez makes a rather routine pass on Leclerc's Sauber as he moves up to ninth place. Leclerc still on course to record back-to-back points finishes in F1. He's 10s clear of Stroll and doing an impressive job so far today. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:38
13 May, 2018 - 15:37

Alonso opens his pit-to-car radio to report: "Turn 3 is seriously dark."

13 May, 2018 - 15:36

10 laps to go here in Barcelona. Hamilton leads by 17s over Bottas, with Verstappen a further 10s back. Vettel is running around 2s behind the Red Bull driver, with Ricciardo fifth.

Magnussen currently holding a brilliant sixth for Haas, ahead of Spanish duo Sainz and Alonso, while Leclerc and Perez occupy the final points scoring positions. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:33
13 May, 2018 - 15:32

Vettel is starting to close back in on Verstappen after a succession of personal best lap times. He's just 1.7s adrift of the Red Bull driver, who currently sits third. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:30

Ricciardo pops in a new fastest lap of the race to reduce the gap to Vettel to 16s. Hamilton now leads by 17.5s with Bottas around 10s ahead of Verstappen. 

The Finn has been told it is "race critical" to be out of Verstappen's Safety Car window. 

13 May, 2018 - 15:25

Red Bull to Verstappen: "Remember there's a long way to go in this race and you know Bottas' tyre range."

13 May, 2018 - 15:23

Vandoorne pulls off the circuit at pit exit with an apparent car issue.