Lewis Hamilton has claimed victory at the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, bringing his Mercedes across the finish line over 24 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen.
Teammate Valtteri Bottas ended the Grand Prix some 44 seconds behind Hamilton in P3 – and admitted after the race that his chances of winning the championship this season are fading away.
The Silver Arrows locked out the front grid in qualifying, with Hamilton taking pole position, but Bottas fell to fourth by the end of the first lap after getting a poor launch into turn one.
The win handed Hamilton his 156th podium in F1, breaking Michael Schumacher’s all-time podium record.
He has scored 132 points so far this season and leads the driver standings from Verstappen in the Honda-powered Red Bull by 37 points.
Bottas, meanwhile, sits third in the standings on 89 points.
Enjoyed reading this article? Consider sharing it: