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Five things we learned from the Spanish Grand Prix

The Spanish Grand Prix was perhaps Mercedes' most emphatic of its run of 2019 Formula 1 one-twos so far.

Mercedes: Bottas' slow start likely down to grip, not clutch

Mercedes believes the poor start that Valtteri Bottas felt cost him victory in Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix was caused by a lack of grip, not a car problem.

Bottas quickest by 1.4s on first day of Barcelona F1 test

Valtteri Bottas topped the first day of the Barcelona Formula 1 test with a laptime just a tenth of a second slower than his Spanish Grand Prix pole position mark.

Verstappen "phenomenal" since "selecting another gear" - Horner

Max Verstappen’s performances in Formula 1 have been “phenomenal” since he “selected another gear” after last year’s Monaco Grand Prix, his Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes.

Ferrari believes it used team orders at "the right moment"

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto believes team orders were deployed at "the right moment" in the Spanish Grand Prix and doubts there was reason to swap its drivers earlier.

Spanish GP: Best of team radio

Selection of team radio transcripts from the Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round of 2019 Formula 1 season.

Ricciardo: Renault "underachieved" in Spanish GP

Daniel Ricciardo says Renault "underachieved" in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix by failing to score any points.

Spanish Grand Prix driver ratings

It was another Mercedes 1-2 in Spain, but one man stood out with a flawless performance that earns him a perfect score

Why Bottas's defeat was more than just a bad start

Valtteri Bottas looked unstoppable heading into the Spanish Grand Prix race day, but ended up defeated. Though he put it down to a mischievous clutch and bad start, there was more to it than that

Verstappen: No corner where Red Bull was beating Mercedes

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull’s car is “not really better in any corner than Mercedes” after his team’s Formula 1 rival’s fifth consecutive one-two in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel did Hamilton "a favour" with first-corner move

Sebastian Vettel thinks he did Lewis Hamilton "a favour" with his bid to go around the outside of Valtteri Bottas at the first corner of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Steiner reveals post-race "clear the air" talks with Haas duo

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner has revealed he held a “clear the air” meeting with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen in the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ferrari admits Spanish GP upgrades were "insufficient"

Ferrari's Spanish Grand Prix was "well below our expectations" and exposed weakness with its car after upgrades that proved "insufficient", says team principal Mattia Binotto.

Hamilton "inspired" by message from ill fan

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton said he was searching for inspiration before his Spanish Grand Prix win and found it in the form of support from an unwell fan.

Spanish GP: Animated lapchart of the Barcelona race

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which charts the pitstops and position changes.

Norris "doesn't know what Stroll was thinking" in crash

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris believes rival Lance Stroll was to blame for their collision in the Spanish Grand Prix, saying he doesn't understand what Stroll was thinking.

Bottas: "Strange" clutch behaviour led to Spanish GP defeat

Valtteri Bottas blamed his Spanish Grand Prix defeat to Lewis Hamilton on some “strange behaviour” with his Mercedes Formula 1 car’s clutch costing him the lead at the start.

Spanish GP: Hamilton leads fifth straight Mercedes 1-2

Lewis Hamilton moved into the Formula 1 points lead after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the Spanish Grand Prix, as Mercedes continued its perfect start to the season.

The Spanish Grand Prix as it happened

Follow all the action from the Spanish Grand Prix as it happened with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Where Bottas' pole ranks among Hamilton's worst V6 era defeats

Valtteri Bottas said he could never have expected such a commanding advantage in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, after inflicting Lewis Hamilton’s heaviest ‘real’ qualifying defeat within Mercedes since 2016.

Giovinazzi set for grid penalty after gearbox change

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to be handed a five-place grid penalty for the Spanish Grand Prix after he was fitted with a new gearbox after qualifying.

Hulkenberg handed pitlane start penalty

Nico Hulkenberg will be forced to start the Spanish Grand Prix from the pitlane for breaking parc ferme rules, after his Renault team changed the specification of his front wing in qualifying on Saturday.

Barcelona "in the process" of renewing Spanish GP contract

Spanish Grand Prix chiefs are confident that they can finalise a deal to keep the race on the Formula 1 calendar next year – even if its date changes.

Sainz explains 'Darren' radio message confusion

Carlos Sainz has explained the background to the strange radio message captured in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix where his race engineer Tom Stallard called him Darren.