In China the chequered flag was waved a lap early but in Spain the television graphics declared Rosberg the winner on lap 20! Here’s the Spanish Grand Prix in Tweets.
The Barcelona paddock woke up to a rainy morning. Track was damp as the day began with sprint races in GP3 and GP2.
Great shot of @TheDeanStoneman on the podium earlier. Our first @GP3_Official win together. pic.twitter.com/4pBsT3zfBV— Marussia F1 Team (@Marussia_F1Team) May 11, 2014
Williams’ test driver Felipe Nasr took his maiden victory in GP2.
First #GP2 win at last for @FelipeNasr! @CarlinRacing @WilliamsRacing http://t.co/Svti4L9bCR pic.twitter.com/LzqPsa7Sft— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) May 11, 2014
The support this weekend around the track is amazing. For example: this is the view when entering turn… http://t.co/dsfF2Y6ds0— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) May 11, 2014
Our 2 banners, situation, 1st bridge. #Feeltheforce @NicoHulkenberg @clubforce pic.twitter.com/SIXhXGmNrm— Esther Giménez (@EsGiRo_) May 11, 2014
Drivers parade has started and Felipe has company. pic.twitter.com/faRxGd3zDG— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) May 11, 2014
#F1 pic.twitter.com/sHSe6OU2aJ— Max Chilton (@maxchilton) May 11, 2014
Race day🏁 Go Seeeeeb !!! 🇩🇪 #F1 #circuitdecatalunya #tribunaK @redbullracing @InfinitiGP !!! pic.twitter.com/SPbG4PhIpS— Pınar Han (@PinarHan) May 11, 2014
Magnussen and Vettel a bit close for comfort at the end of lap one after Magnussen ran wide. #F1 pic.twitter.com/SoZivBWlBg— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) May 11, 2014
Ricciardo is SO much faster than Bottas through high-speed turn 3. If only that Red Bull had a decent engine…— Daniel Johnson (@danielt_johnson) May 11, 2014
L7 Ricciardo was advised to drop back from Bottas but he makes an attempt to pass at turn one. #F1 pic.twitter.com/6G95kNAKR0— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) May 11, 2014
Caterham weren’t happy as Pastor Maldonado collided with one of their cars – the Lotus driver later took a penalty for the offence.
Lap 11. @kamui_kobayashi is 20th, @Ericsson_Marcus 22nd after being MAL'd on lap one….— Caterham F1 Team (@CaterhamF1) May 11, 2014
Here's @Lotus_F1Team @Pastormaldo serving his 5 sec stop/go penalty ahead of his pit stop #barca pic.twitter.com/1yAXONZk94— Sarah Merritt (@Sareyware) May 11, 2014
Alonso just fails to beat Raikkonen to turn one after pitting before his team mate. #F1 pic.twitter.com/uemz8C3yLO— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) May 11, 2014
The race broadcast accidentally showed a graphic showing Nico Rosberg as the race winner – on lap 20.
Robserg the winner on lap 20, you can't explain that #F1 pic.twitter.com/kPHeN6drsz— DarcyF1 Multimedia (@darcyf1) May 11, 2014
That's they end of the race for @kamui_kobayashi whose left front brake has failed— Caterham F1 Team (@CaterhamF1) May 11, 2014
Vettel launches down the inside of Massa at turn five, then picks off Magnussen at turn ten. He's up to eighth. #F1— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) May 11, 2014
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg weren’t exchanging places as they had been in Bahrain, but their strategic battle meant the Spanish Grand Prix had an exciting conclusion.
This could really come alive in the final few laps. It's not going to plan for Lewis. #f1— Byron Young (@byronf1) May 11, 2014
Love it when grands prix build to a crescendo in the closing stages like this. Chase is on, let's hope we get a fight for the win #F1— Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) May 11, 2014
#F1 ROS to within a second now and plenty of traffic to negotiate. Seven laps remaining.— James Allen (@Jamesallenonf1) May 11, 2014
Alonso tees Raikkonen up for a pass by drawing him off-line at turn one. Got the move done at turn four. #F1 pic.twitter.com/NfEQlvLDZc— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) May 11, 2014
Very tense this, two to go and Rosberg is right with Hamilton… #SpanishGP— Daniel Johnson (@danielt_johnson) May 11, 2014
Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix and takes the championship lead! #F1— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) May 11, 2014
Bravo @MercedesAMGF1 for once again giving us a proper race at the front all the way to the chequered flag #F1— Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) May 11, 2014
Hope whoever decided to cut to the Merc garage as Hamilton and Rosberg approached the final overtaking spot on the last lap gets a slap #F1— Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) May 11, 2014
After the chequered flag
Hmmm that tension between the Merc boys seems to be building up nicely ! Need Nico to get a couple wins in and the title battle will be epic— Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) May 11, 2014
Has anyone else noticed how Lewis keeps saying how slow he was, how much quicker Nico was, every time he beats him? Mind games.— Marc Priestley (@f1elvis) May 11, 2014
DR: It's nice to stand back up on the podium – I actually still feel a bit awkward up there, but I'm sure I'll get more comfortable!— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) May 11, 2014
Wow, fantastic to get my first win here! This team is really special! So happy to be leading the championship!!— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 11, 2014
Kimi still here, which is unheard of this long after the race, in deep discussion with engineer. He's not happy about that strategy call.— Marc Priestley (@f1elvis) May 11, 2014
Thank you everyone here on the circuit and in home for the continuos support!! You make this one, a unique weekend in the season! Thanks! ;)— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) May 11, 2014
“@danielricciardo: Booyaaa!!! pic.twitter.com/3BLW0wssQV” good skills mate, and happy they are happy with the fuel gauge!— Mark Webber (@AussieGrit) May 11, 2014
Good to score our first points of 2014 with @Lotus_F1Team , nice rewards from all the hard work back home. Proud of us ! #r8main #F1 #Lotus— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) May 11, 2014
Great job by @WilliamsRacing this weekend 👍 Felt like got everything out of the car today and result was 10 more points in the bag #77— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) May 11, 2014
Its been a tricky weekend!Obviously not the Perfo we wanted but the good thing- 5 out of 5 times in the points😊👍! Thanks for all the support— Nico Hülkenberg (@NicoHulkenberg) May 11, 2014
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