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Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Beats Max Verstappen In Thriller

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in a thrilling duel to win the Spanish Grand Prix and increase his F1 championship lead over his top rival

May 10, 2021

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain lifts his trophy on the podium after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain. At left is second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates with co-owner of the Mercedes F1 Team Sir Jim Ratcliffe, right, after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, and Valtteri Bottas of Finland, right, celebrate with co-owner of the Mercedes F1 Team Sir Jim Ratcliffe on the podium of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain. Hamilton won the race and Bottas was third.

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Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton of Britain, foreground center left, and Valtteri Bottas of Finland, center right, pose with their team after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Mclaren driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes a curve followed by Red Bull driver Sergio Perez of Mexico during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands leads followed by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands leads Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands leads at the start of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, center, and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, start the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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Drivers stand during a ceremony at the starting grid before the start of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain.

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