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Pit-stop strategy helps Hamilton pip Verstappen in Spain

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix yesterday, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, after a Mercedes pit-stop masterstroke.

Hamilton, who had set off from pole for the 100th time, overtook Verstappen with six laps to go with his car on fresher tyres after a surprise second pit stop.

This was his 98th career win as teammate Valtteri Bottas took third with Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in fourth. - AFP

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