Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling battle with Sebastian Vettel to triumph in the Spanish Grand Prix and close the gap to his Formula 1 rival in the drivers’ standings.

Hamilton recovered from losing the lead to Vettel at the start and banging wheels with his Ferrari F1 rival to pass in the fi nal stint of the race and clinch his third victory of the season.

The Mercedes driver crossed the line 3.4 seconds clear of Vettel, to reduce the defi cit to six points, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium.

“It’s been a really good weekend and a great way to bounce back from Russia. It was the rawest fight that I can remember having in a long-time. I loved it, this is why I race. This is what made me get into racing in the first place. This is what the sport needs to be like every single weekend. To have a close battle like that with a four-time champion is awesome.”

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