Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

McLaren’s radical nose upgrade seemed to work well, unlike the Circuit de Catalunya’s spell checker.

Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica, Williams Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Robert Kubica, Williams Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

For the first time since the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Robert Kubica took part in an official F1 session.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

Carlos Sainz Jnr has cemented himself in the affections of the home crowd alongside Fernando Alonso.

Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

A heavy crash in practice meant Brendon Hartley missed qualifying.

Sebastian Vettel

Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

On the long blast to the first corner Ferrari power helped Sebastian Vettel split the Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

A slow pit stop for Valtteri Bottas cost him a chance to get back in front of Vettel. But the Ferrari driver later made a second pit stop, elevating Bottas to second behind Hamilton.

Carlos Sainz Jnr and Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

Sainz went wheel-to-wheel with Marcus Ericsson and won the exchange.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

A spin following a Virtual Safety Car period dropped Daniel Ricciardo out of contention, though he set the fastest lap for the third time this year.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

A jubilant Lewis Hamilton scored his second victory of 2018 and extended his lead in the drivers’ championship.

Peter Bonnington

Peter Bonnington, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

Hamilton’s race engineer Peter Bonnington enjoys the podium refreshments.

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