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2015 Spain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Let's wait till after Montreal before we declare this championship a fight amongst the Mercedes teammates.

EVENT: Hurt by the hard recession in Spain and Alonso in an uncompetitive car, but it will be around at least through 2019.

QUALIFYING: Rosberg so dominated Q3 his first hot lap was good enough for pole, Kimi flubs again, and Sainz shines at his home track.

RACE: Hamilton's poor start and the ensuing strategy differences were the (somewhat) saving grace.

TRACK: Does a track that possesses all types of turns not really suited for any of them?

START: Rosberg waves goodbye to the field, Hamilton is surprisingly slow, allowing Vettel to split the Silver Arrows, and Bottas can't make it stick.

ROSBERG: Despite all the ravings of pundits, there was no way Rosberg was never again going to dominate a weekend. The key is whether he will be consistent again.

HAMILTON: The other key is how Lewis will respond.

MERCEDES: Dominate as ever.

FERRARI: Took a step back after the break.

WILLIAMS: While they made enough of an improvement to nip at Ferrari's heels.

VETTEL: This third place didn't seem like recent podium finishes.

RAIKKONEN: Beginning his swan song at Ferrari ... and F1?

BOTTAS: Might be seeing red soon, but that's a good thing in F1.

MASSA: has anyone noticed Felipe lately?

RICCIARDO: We figure Daniel wasn't all that excited to be the top Red Bull sponsored driver...

KVYAT: Daniil has got to be getting nervous about his lack of relative performance.

RED BULL: Meanwhile, Team Whining Babies continue to bore us with their incessant ... well, whining.

TORO ROSSO: While the junior team continues to make fools of Team Whining Babies.

SAINZ: Carlos is probably thinking, "Everybody kept talking about my teammate, but you know, I'm pretty good, too."

GROSJEAN: What did the jackman ever do to you, Romain?

MALDONADO: Who needs a rear wing support plate? Especially when he passed a McLaren.

SAUBER: The lack of money is starting to show as the season wears on.

FORCE INDIA: Well, they do have points, which is about the only thing you can say about them so far this year.

MCLAREN: While there is nothing you can say about McLaren after taking two (massive) steps backwards.

STEWARDS: For once, the Stewards did the right thing, by doing nothing, over the Sainz/Kvyat get together. It was hard racing for position on the last lap.

FIA: Was the crackdown issued on the morning of the race on fuel-flow rates and pressure the real reason for Ferrari's poor performance? Conspiracy theorists would like to know...

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Return.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 9 -- the number of different Spanish GP winners in the last nine years.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: You want to know just how bad this race's version of the McLaren was? Jensen Button called it, "The scariest 30 laps of my life."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Sebastian Vettel telling us truly what all racers think, "...as a racing driver, you need always to complain about something."

SCHEDULE: Monaco, where Rosberg always does well no matter how good the car is. He's awoken just in time where this could start getting very interesting.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Rosberg 66
2. Hamilton 66
3. Vettel 66
4. Bottas 66
5. Raikkonen 66
6. Massa 66
7. Ricciardo 65
8. Grosjean 65
9. Sainz(R) 65
10. Kvyat 65
11. Verstappen(R) 65
12. Nasr(R) 65
13. Perez 65
14. Ericsson 65
15. Hulkenberg 65
16. Button 65
17. Stevens(R) 63
18. Merhi(R) 62
NC Maldonado 45
NC Alonso 26

Time of Race
1:41:12.555

Margin of Victory
17.551 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
4 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders
Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen

Fastest Race Lap
Lewis Hamilton

Pole Position
Nico Rosberg

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Hamilton 111
2. Rosberg 91
3. Vettel 80
4. Raikkonen 52
5. Bottas 42
6. Massa 39
7. Ricciardo 25
8. Grosjean 16
9. Nasr(R) 14
10. Sainz(R) 8
11. Verstappen(R) 6
  Hulkenberg 6
13. Ericsson 5
  Perez 5
  Kvyat 5

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 202
2. Ferrari 132
3. Williams 81
4. Red Bull 30
5. Sauber 19
6. Lotus 16
7. Toro Rosso 14
8. Force India 11
 
 

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2016 Thoughts
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Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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