Mercedes restore order at top with Hamilton's win

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F1 Spanish GP digest: victory is a turning point for Lewis Hamilton

In Spain, though, he was one with his auto again and his claim to victory never under threat. They are Lewis, Valtteri and the Mercedes young drivers.

Drivers are getting exhausted of having no voice in Formula One.

Bottas, Mercedes team-mate to four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, would have been a victor in Azerbaijan in April but for suffering a puncture three laps from the end while leading.

But Bottas said: "I think there's been quite mixed races and the end results haven't been really I feel sometimes quite there, that I feel would have been possible with the pace we have". "I mean, we are drivers".

"Obviously it looked like from the outside they [Mercedes] had a stronger weekend, without any big issues, but we need to look at ourselves, focus on our auto and our problems, so we'll be stronger again". And their limitations to overtake. Everything went according to plan, we got a lot of data and we're very happy with progress. The incident brought out the safety auto before the midpoint of the first lap. The changes should make cars go a second and a half slower, however.

Vettel suggested the change had made the tyre compound itself harder, a suggestion Isola denied. I'm almost in it [the groove], I think.

And with Mercedes money men in Barcelona to witness his dominant display, Hamilton dropped the biggest hint yet that he is ready to commit his future to the German team.

Hamilton wondered if it was the "same people, the same group, making the decision every time".

"Once we confirmed that in Melbourne everything was back to a normal situation, I personally contacted all the teams to ask for their opinion and I collected different opinions".

It was the first one-two of the season for Mercedes, which had struggled to keep pace with the Ferraris. "It feels like something that could prove to not have the effect you were hoping for".

No, the fix is not in, says Wolff.

"It's unnecessary to change the rules for next year", he said.

Hamilton on Thursday complained about the lack of input from the top drivers to design the Miami street track that is expected to debut next year.

Vettel said drivers could offer useful insights.

"It was a good day and a relatively interesting test, I'm glad we did it", he said. That news will strike a hammer blow to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who is interested in teaming up with Hamilton at Mercedes next term. We should be involved because we're the ones driving. That is encouraging for me because I have been racing a long time. "At least our opinions should be heard".

This is especially because in Spain, Hamilton set a record of scoring points in thirty consecutive F1 races, something that marks his driver-and-team combination as the single most consistent in the history of Formula One.

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