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  1. A titanic tussle ahead?


    Fernando Alonso playing tennis, an epic Hamilton-Vettel battle and Kimi's kind heart, this was a race weekend that had it all. 

    Five races in and I think it is not too outrageous to suggest that this could be a season that sits up there with the very best.

    On to Monaco next in just two weeks. Bring it on.

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    Want to read Andrew Benson's take on the race? Head here for his report.

  3. A two-horse race?


    Does Valtteri Bottas' engine failure mean the title battle is now exclusively between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton? 

    There's sure to be plenty more twists and turns to come.

  4. Moment of the race?


    Emotion on and off the track.

    This, as they say, was the moment that broke the internet as a young Ferrari fan devastated after Kimi Raikkonen retired on the first lap was invited into the team's motorhome to meet his hero. 


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    Jon Parker: Max's heroics at Sao Paulo last year, the last race I attended .


    Speaking of Max...

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    Max Verstappen reflects on a shorter Spanish Grand Prix than he would have wanted.

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    Motor Racing Art: Painting of Senna and Mansell finish at 1985 Spanish GP.

  8. Move of the race?


    Was this the best move in the race? I think it was. Sebastian Vettel's double dummy on Valtteri Bottas was something else.

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    Lewis Hamilton joins Fernando Alonso (2006, 2013) and Kimi Raikkonen (2005, 2008) as the only current drivers to have won at least twice in Spain.

  10. Title battle banter

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Barcelona

    Hamilton smiling to Vettel: I gave you space or we would have touched Vettel smiling: I gave you space too Hamilton laughing: Not really.

  11. Listen: 'The battle that F1 has wanted all season'

    The best race of the year so far?

    The 5 live commentary team relish seeing Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton duke it out...

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    Video caption: Hamilton beats Vettel to take victory in Barcelona
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    Fine margins once again. Qualifying and the race both went Lewis Hamilton's way but on another day it could have easily gone Sebastian Vettel's.

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    Lewis Hamilton has now won as many Spanish GPs as his hero Ayrton Senna (two). 

    Only Michael Schumacher (six), Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Mika Hakkinen (all three) have won more.

  14. Listen: 'I need some advice'

    Lewis Hamilton calls for help from the Mercedes brains trust and is rewarded with a race win.

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    Video caption: Hamilton looks to his team for help in the closing stages
  15. 'He never went away'

    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff: It was a very tough race with the strategy and the driver coming together. It would have been best to take that pit stop a lap earlier, but in the end it doesn't matter. It is very good and very satisfying.

    Asked if Lewis Hamilton is 'back': He never went away.

    Lewis Hamilton celebrates
  16. 'I lost nearly two kilos'

    More from race winner Lewis Hamilton: My neck is fine. I lost nearly two kilos I think out there. It is hard. I was straining to keep up with Sebastian Vettel - it is a real privilege to race against someone as good as him.  

  17. 'Take all we can'

    Daniel Ricciardo

    Third-placed Daniel Ricciardo: It feels good. We had a little bit of fortune with Valtteri stopping, but we will take all we can. I am really happy to spray the champagne again.

  18. 'A shame, but nice race'

    Sebastian Vettel, who finished second: I was pushing. I had a really good start. Lewis and myself picked up wheelspin straight away, I pulled the clutch in and could gain on him. I stayed ahead and then got into a nice rhythm. 

    On battle with Lewis Hamilton: "I tried to brake as late as possible into Turn 1, locked up, but managed to stay ahead. Then when  I was alone he flew past down the straight. A shame but it was a nice race.

  19. 'How racing should be'

    Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his trophy

    Race winner Lewis Hamilton: I want to say thank you to the crowd for the warm welcome and the support. It did not start off the greatest when I first came, but my appreciation for the country and its people has grown.

    That is how racing should be today. Seb was really fast. The start was not good enough, I got a bit of wheelspin. I will have to talk to my guys about that.

    On the turn one contact with Vettel: I felt like I ran out of road and I was on the outside but that is racing and I wouldn't have changed it for the world.

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    Spanish former F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa is the man tasked with doing the podium interviews.