Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

The Briton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took second spot, but was a whole 20 seconds behind the current world champion driver, who seems to be getting his mojo back after an inconsistent start to the season.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the 2018 Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

Wolff is confident that both the driver and the team are committed to each other and is certain they can get it sorted out sooner rather than later, especially since they got back to winning ways at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Fresh from his triumph on Sunday, Hamilton will split Mercedes' time with a familiar face, testing the Silver Arrow on the opening day on Tuesday before team mate Bottas takes over the W09 for the second segment of running.

The F1 bandwagon will roll into Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix on 27 May.

Hamilton's win on Sunday was the 21st time in 28 races the polesitter has won at the Circuit de Catalunya. The time of 1m18.039s was quicker than both McLaren drivers managed on the same compound during qualifying last weekend, and just 0.3s off Fernando Alonso's Q3 time on the supersofts. Norris' auto stopped on track in the afternoon causing a red flag, but was soon back out once McLaren discovered a setting issue and rectified the problem.

Testing in northeastern Spain concludes on Wednesday.

"As we saw last year, we think Red Bull is going to be really strong, and Ferrari was on pole last year".

"I'm looking forward to Monaco".

Kevin Magnussen claimed sixth place to underscore Haas's position as one of the leading contenders in the midfield. After initial investigations, Haas chose to end its running for the day after 76 laps, though the team ended up fourth on the timing screens as a result of a hypersoft tire run in the morning session.

Daniel Ricciardo, meanwhile, had an anonymous race. It was his seventh appearance as a test driver for Force India after first testing for the team in July 2016. "It shows that it wasn't just a one-off", said Hamilton, who was on pole at the opener in Australia in March but then lost some confidence in the vehicle. "I'm not pushing for that only, it's definitely my target and I'm always trying to deliver the best I can and be as professional as I can be".

Romain Grosjean feels he did all he could to avoid crashing at Turn Three in Barcelona on Sunday despite being given a grid penalty for the next race in Monaco.

There were talks about the tide turning in Ferrari's favor prior to the Spanish Grand Prix, but Mercedes returned to the top step of the podium with a dominant display from Lewis Hamilton, who looked unassailable during the race. His day at the wheel of the FW41 ended with 123 laps on the board as the team looked to better understand the issues it has faced with its vehicle since the start of the year.

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