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Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes' 'history in the making'

Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes' 'history in the making'

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Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes' 'history in the making'

Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes' 'history in the making'

Lewis Hamilton hailed his team's 'history in the making' after Mercedes landed an unprecedented one-two once again, as the Brit produced a superb display to land the chequered flag in Barcelona.

Hamilton cruised to a comfortable victory, flying off the line faster than team-mate Valtteri Bottas to move into the lead and there he remained for the full race, seeing off the threat of a safety car incident to romp home.

Bottas finished in second position, ensuring five one-two's out of five for Mercedes in a season where they are increasingly making the rest of their rivals irrelevant.

Hamilton could not hide his delight at his team's dominance this season, saying post-race: "I put it down to this incredible team. This is history in the making to have five one-twos. Very proud to be a part of that. Very proud of everyone's hard work at the track.

"It's definitely been a hard first four races. It's a great car but we don't always get along. I was delighted to settle our differences and I'm really happy for the whole team.

It was an interesting start, we were very very close. I saw the red car go round the both of us. I had no idea whether they were further ahead, but it wasn't a replay of Baku, at least."

Hamilton also commented on his blistering lap after the restart which saw him pick up his first fastest lap point of the season.

He added: "We'd just had a pitstop so I wanted to keep the tyres warm. I knew those first couple of laps on these new tyres would be our best chance [to get that fastest lap].

"I've not had fastest lap all year, so it was about time."

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