Top ten pictures from the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Alexander Albon lights up his rears as he heads out of the pits.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

It was a frustrating weekend for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari, who were unable to challenge Mercedes.

Start

Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Vettel tried his best to follow the Mercedes drivers at the start.

Start

Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

The Ferrari nosed ahead for a few metres, but had to slot in behind the silver cars.

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Having lost his lead from pole position,Valtteri Bottas was destined to finish second.

Lance Stroll and Lando Norris

Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Lando Norris thought he spied a way around Lance Stroll but the pair made contact, bringing out the Safety Car.

Restart

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

At the restart Charles Leclerc fended off Pierre Gasly while the Haas drivers got physical.

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Romain Grosjean tried to re-pass his team mate but was rebuffed…

Carlos Sainz Jnr and Romain Grosjean

Pierre Gasly, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Romain Grosjean, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

…and that presented an opportunity for Carlos Sainz Jnr

Valtteri Bottas, Dieter Zetsche and Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019
Valtteri Bottas, Dieter Zetsche, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Outgoing Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, a key backer of Mercedes’ F1 project, was hoisted aloft on the podium following the team’s fifth consecutive one-two.

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