We are now 4 races into the annual racing season, and with the conclusion of the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix come some surprises. Here’s a quick round up, which will be followed shortly by a post-race analysis.
Nico Rosberg took pole at this GP, and consolidated that lead into a Grand Prix win, his first for 2015 and 9th overall. The Mercedes powerhouse continued its absolute steamroll, with Hamilton making the podium as well – right behind teammate Rosberg. This strengthens Mercedes’ lead atop the constructors’ standings and Hamilton’s among the drivers.
Following the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton has a 20 point lead over teammate Rosberg in the drivers' standings. In third place is third-place driver at the Spanish Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
McLaren’s bad run continued, with Alonso retiring and Button finishing near the bottom of the table. Red Bull middled, with Ricciardo in 7th, and Kvyat in 10th.
Sauber remained off the points table, as did McLaren. Williams’ Bottas and Massa both did well, finishing the race with points. Force India failed to make an opening on the points table.