Motor racing-Hamilton back on top with victory in Spain

Motor racing-Hamilton back on top with victory in Spain
By Reuters

12/05/2019 at 15:49Updated 12/05/2019 at 15:55

BARCELONA, May 12 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of the Formula One world championship on Sunday by winning the Spanish Grand Prix in a fifth successive one-two for Mercedes.

The 76th victory of the five times world champion's career, and third of the season, sent Hamilton seven points clear of Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas after five of the 21 races.

The Briton took an extra point for the fastest lap of the race.

Max Verstappen finished third for Honda-powered Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis)

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