The defending champion reigns
The Catalunya circuit often favours the driver who takes the pole.
Hamilton started from the front of the grid today, ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.
This was Hamilton’s 98th win which the observers can safely say was a perfect mix of controlled driving by Hamilton and tough strategic decisions made by the larger Mercedes team.
An early sign of success
Earlier during the qualifiers, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and Toto Wolff of Mercedes, cheered Hamilton while he grabbed his 100th pole position.
Hamilton’s ton of poles makes him 32 ahead of F1 legend Michael Schumacher and 35 ahead of Ayrton Senna.
The aerodynamic track of Barcelona
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is an interesting mix of high and low-speed corners.
During the race, the drivers experienced good grip in this aerodynamically demanding and quite challenging track surface.
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