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Four-in-a-row for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton took his fourth successive victory in Spain, once again beating team-mate Nico Rosberg.

The 2008 Formula One World Champion now leads this seasons title chase after clawing back the 25-point deficit to his team-mate following the Australian Grand Prix which Rosberg won, whilst Hamilton failed to finish due to a mechanical problem.

Arguably it's also the second time that despite Rosberg having the faster car, Hamilton has come out on top.

In Bahrain, Rosberg had the quicker car, but Hamilton held on to beat his team-mate in an instant classic as both drivers raced hard but fair for the victory.

In Spain, despite Hamilton qualifying on pole position and controlling the race from lights to flag, it would appear the Brit was never quite happy with the set-up of his car.

Numerous on-board radio messages through Saturday and Sunday confirmed this, whilst post-race Hamilton admitted the problem.

'Generally this weekend he [Rosberg] has [had the better package], or from yesterday. So today I knew it was going to be difficult and I just generally struggled, Hamilton told Sky Sports.

'Particularly in Bahrain and here, Nico generally had the advantage on me, So really trying to remain ahead. Fortunately the starts have been great, I've been really, really happy with them this year, but I've got to figure out where I'm losing my time.'

'What's really comforting for me is I've been able to just keep it together when the pressure has been on to the maximum.

'As you can see today, it can still go either way. When you don't get the car right on it, Nico's going to be right there. So this year requires me to be 100% at my max every race.'


Hamilton comes out on top in Barcelona








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Date:Monday May 12 2014

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