Medicine

Lewis Hamilton calls Spanish GP victory 'a rejuvenating experience'

Lewis Hamilton calls Spanish GP victory 'a rejuvenating experience'

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cruised to an easy victory in the F1 Spanish Grand Prix as he recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese and US events.Hamilton did.

"It just still is very, very surreal to think that every now and then I keep coming up against Michael in terms of records and it just reminds me of what a great he was", said the Briton, now 27 races short of the German's all time tally of wins.

"Race by race we are understanding the tyres more", he said.

Ferrari and Vettel clearly felt the consequences of the decision - but so did Mercedes, who capitalised to take both first and second place.

Vettel put their drop in form down to three things: speed, tyres - referring to the change in tread depth for this specific race - and reliability.

No one will complain if these changes promote overtaking, but there is scepticism through the paddock that they will. "For sure, second is not ideal but for us today, it couldn't be better for us as a team". After Raikkonen's auto suffered from power unit issues in the Free Practice 2 session, the Iceman retired from the race from what seemed to be a similar issue. His 1:18.441 was more than three seconds faster than the previous record - a 1:21.670 - set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2008.

Whether it marks a definitive shift in form at the front, where Ferrari had until this weekend appeared to have the fastest vehicle of the year, remains to be seen.

PM, Putin to hold informal summit next week in Sochi
The two leaders will also discuss the respective national priorities of development and bilateral issues. Prime Minister Modi's visit also comes just months after Putin won the elections.

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has called on the team to be calm in its analysis of the performance and Vettel agrees with that approach.

But a delay in the pits to allow Sergio Perez past to avoid an unsafe release cost Vettel a podium, while second was essentially lost because of tyre wear.

A fine third place finish for the Dutchman after a tough few weeks in which he hitHamilton, divebombed Vettel, collided with Daniel Ricciardo and clipped the rear end of Lance Stroll's Williams.

"We definitely go to Monaco on a high note, but we know that we still have a lot of work to do".

The American team showed excellent pace in pre-season testing in Barcelona and based on early-season results it would seem that low-fuel runs or some kind of testing trickery were not behind their headline times in testing. He said, "It feels nice to be on the podium and nice to have a good clean race". It was only revealed post-race that one of the reasons for this huge gap was a spin after the Virtual Safety Car restart on cold tyres. The 37-year-old was sitting behind Hamilton in second on lap 26 when he experienced trouble with the vehicle and was subsequently overtaken by both Red Bull drivers and fell into 17th. Ricciardo was followed by Haas" Kevin Magnussen - strengthening belief (yet again!) - that his team is the "best of the rest' and if they string a race together, a good result is possible.

Spanish driver and local hero Fernando Alonso finished seventh after a spirited drive, also pulling off the best overtaking manoeuvre of the race, when he raced past Esteban Ocon on the outside of the fast and sweeping Turn 3.

The 2018 Spanish Grand Prix further highlighted two things.


  • Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

    Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

    Reinforcements including commando units as well as the Afghan air force were battling Taliban fighters around the city, he said. The Taliban assault was the biggest by the group since the militant regime was ousted from power in 2001.

    U.S. comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

    Reports indicate that Israeli forces used tear gas and possibly sniper fire against the demonstrators. A striking image shows just how different two scenes were on Monday in the Middle East.
    Ashley 'hopes very much' that Benitez stays at Newcastle

    Ashley 'hopes very much' that Benitez stays at Newcastle

    Meanwhile, Ashley says he "hopes" Benitez will remain Newcastle manager after hitting out at those who have criticised his ownership of the club.
  • Oil rallies to fresh 3-year high

    Oil rallies to fresh 3-year high

    On the supply side are expectations that as prices continue to rise so will production, including USA oil and shale production. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $70.66 a barrel, down 4 cents from their last settlement.
    Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

    The annual Peace Officers' memorial service pays tribute to police officers killed in the line of service like Familia. Also during this week the Names of fallen officers will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial .
    Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

    Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

    But don't help out strangers: Amazon warns that grabbing an item from the shelf for someone else means you'll be charged for it. Using the Amazon Go App to enter, it implements what the company calls "walk out technology".
  • Fox defends axing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and reviving Last Man Standing

    Fox defends axing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and reviving Last Man Standing

    It had nothing to do with 'Roseanne " that we were interested in the show in the first place. "Oh, shit, I said 'ass'". This strategy would work best with a non-serialized show that doesn't have much of a barrier to entry for new viewers.
    In Saudi Arabia saw the new moon and deferred Ramadan

    In Saudi Arabia saw the new moon and deferred Ramadan

    During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims endure a period of daily fasting - the biggest act of religious observance of its kind. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and considered as the holiest month of the year by Muslims.
    Author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

    Author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

    Multiple outlets credit Wolfe as a creator of "New Journalism", a style that combined traditional reporting and immersive writing. He laughed about his trademark "feistiness" in the book to CBS News and said, "Well, I just try to bring truth".
  • Robinson Cano to be suspended 80 games for PED use

    Robinson Cano to be suspended 80 games for PED use

    He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his teammates. From 2007 through 2017, he played in at least 150 games each season and played in at least 160 games six times during that span.
    Branstad: US, China 'still very far apart'

    Branstad: US, China 'still very far apart'

    In addition to sparring with China, his team is in talks to rewrite the North America Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. The move is a sharp reversal from just two weeks ago, when the views of advisers supporting punitive measures appeared ascendant.
    Russian Federation  could become 'outlaw' due to Skripal case, - MI5 chief

    Russian Federation could become 'outlaw' due to Skripal case, - MI5 chief

    Pointing to 45 attacks across Europe since 2016, Mr Parker will warn of an "intense and unrelenting worldwide terrorist threat". Today's updated total of 12 brings the total number of disrupted attacks in the United Kingdom to 25 since 2013.