Sebastian Vettel shielded Ferrari’s Spanish Grand Prix scheme on Sunday after a second pitstop dropped the Formula One title challenger to 4th place and 17 points adrift of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo ranked 5th in the Spanish Grand Prix, recuperating from a mid-race spin in a race he labelled “pretty boring”. However Valtteri Bottas could manage 2nd position and Max Verstappen came 3rd position.
Sebastian Vettel has called on Ferrari to address their problems from Spain in a stark assessment of the Scuderia’s unexpected slump in form in Barcelona. Ricciardo finished in fifth place in Sunday’s Spanish grand prix, avoiding the third corner mayhem behind him which eliminated three rivals, but was unable to match the speed of Mercedes or even his team mate Max Verstappen, without clean air.
Hamilton was never challenged on the way to his 41st win from pole position, surpassing a record he shared with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Lewis Hamilton won in a commanding Mercedes one-two on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, to 17 points.
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