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Spanish GP (2018)

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Haas frustrated to be "playing games with a thermometer"

Formula 1 team boss Gene Haas has admitted his frustration at the significant role played by tyre management in 2019, saying his team is having to "play games with a thermometer".

Bottas was close to "big trouble" in Spain - Mercedes

Mercedes has admitted that the decision not to pit Valtteri Bottas for a second time in the Spanish Grand Prix was "extremely marginal" and that the Finn was close to being "in big, big trouble".

Renault fuel problem will "bite again" without fix

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the team must address a fuel pressure issue which affected Carlos Sainz in the latter stages of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel names three problems for Ferrari to solve

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari must address three key problems to ensure it does not suffer another comprehensive defeat at the hands of Formula 1 rival Mercedes.

Strategy Report: Was Spanish GP the start of a trend?

James Allen analyses the Spanish Grand Prix, and asks if the dominant performance of Mercedes is a sign of things to come.

Ferrari's Spain tech push went beyond banned winglet

Ferrari’s halo-mounted mirrors courted fresh controversy in Spain last weekend, but this was just one of several new technical solutions introduced by the Formula 1 team.

Spanish GP statistics: Hamilton eclipses another Schumacher record

All key statistics and figures from the Spanish Grand Prix, the first round of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

"Suffering" Grosjean an "easy target" - Haas

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner says Romain Grosjean has become an "easy target" and his Spanish Grand Prix crash penalty is unfair.

Raikkonen engine failure unlikely to prompt another change

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen should be able to avoid an engine change for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix after the problem that caused him to retire in Spain last weekend.

Issue #28 of GP Gazette is now online

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, with all of the news and insight from what could be a season-defining Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish GP: Best of team radio

Recap the Spanish Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Hot topic: Was Grosjean’s penalty harsh enough?

The severity of Romain Grosjean’s penalty for causing a crash at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix is the subject of our latest video debate (below).

"Very frustrating" race masked Honda gains in Spain

Honda believes a "very frustrating" Spanish Grand Prix masked the progress it made with Toro Rosso after two troubled race weekends.

Pirelli: F1 risked Spanish GP "lottery" with unaltered tyres

Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola believes the Spanish Grand Prix would have been a lottery had Formula 1’s tyre supplier not modified its tyres.

Spanish Grand Prix driver ratings

Top scores for the winners of the 'Class A' and 'Class B' races in Spain, and some very low scores for those who threw their weekends away with big errors.

Leclerc says he learned twice as much fighting Alonso

Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc believes he learned twice as much in the Spanish Grand Prix because he was fighting two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso.

How Hamilton got his mojo back and Vettel lost his

Lewis Hamilton's dominant Spanish Grand Prix win was worth the same number of points as the Azerbaijan triumph that fell into his lap two weeks earlier, but the circumstances and psychological implications were very different.

Sirotkin had "very painful" seat problem in Spanish GP

Sergey Sirotkin says he found his Williams' seat so uncomfortable that he struggled to make it to the chequered flag of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rejuvenated Hamilton used Spanish GP as "test bench"

Lewis Hamilton says he used his drive to victory in the Spanish GP as a “test bench” as he found his Mercedes to his liking for the first time since Australia, and wanted to fully explore its potential.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know from the Spanish GP

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief from the Spanish Grand Prix that saw Lewis Hamilton on top again, and Romain Grosjean back in trouble for causing a massive first-lap crash (er, again).

Spanish GP: Top photos from the race's selection of photos from the Spanish Grand Prix, the opening European Formula 1 race of the season.

Spanish GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing).

Vettel says F1 drivers exploiting VSC "loophole"

Sebastian Vettel has criticised Formula 1's virtual safety car system, claiming it is open to abuse from drivers.

Wolff "fully understands" Vettel pitstop decision

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he "fully understands" the contentious decision to switch Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to a two-stop strategy in the Spanish Grand Prix.