Vancouver Sun



Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton hunted down “sitting duck” Max Verstappen to win the Spanish Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth year in a row on Sunday and go 14 points clear at the top. The Briton's 98th victory, from his 100th pole, was his third in four races and he and Mercedes played the strategy to perfection after Red Bull's Verstappen had muscled into the lead at the first corner. The Briton pitted for fresh tires and was set the task of closing a 22 second gap to Verstappen in 23 laps at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. He did it in style, sweeping past to take back the lead with six laps to spare in a rerun of his epic chase of his Dutch rival at the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix. Montreal's Lance Stroll finished in 11th place, while Aston Martin teammate Sebastian Vettel was 13th. Canadian Nicholas Latifi finished 16th.

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