CONSISTENT FINISHES IN THE POINTS
Ricciardo and Grosjean again racked up top-10 finishes in Spain where Rosberg scored his first victory in 2015.
Hamilton’s run halted
After four pole positions on the bounce Lewis Hamilton lost out in qualifying to his team-mate. The next day Nico Rosberg was unbeatable in the race and closed the gap to the world no. 1 to just 20 points.
Lewis Hamilton got the upper hand over Sebastian Vettel in the pits by changing to a 3-stop strategy compared to the two scheduled for the Ferrari driver, who had made a better start than the reigning world champion!
Consistency pays off
Daniel Ricciardo drove another solid race and took the chequered flag in seventh place in his RB11. Behind him in eighth came Romain Grosjean who clinched his third top-10 finish in a row. Both are now in the first 8 in the title race.
Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team):
“I lost fourth gear during the race, which made things very difficult. It set me a tough challenge: it’s good to be in the points yet again and we can be proud of this result.”
Next round : Monaco (24 May)