Hamilton hits back with pole in Spain

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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the third time this year after seeing off the threat from team mate Nico Rosberg in Spain.

2016 Spanish Grand Prix grid

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Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix, followed by the Red Bulls and Ferraris.

Ferrari show signs of progress on Friday

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Ferrari are half a second closer to Mercedes than they were in Russia – and at this track 12 months ago. So can we expect a closer race?

Debris blamed for Ocon’s puncture

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Esteban Ocon’s puncture during first practice in Spain was caused by debris, according to Renault, but the cause of Palmer’s tyre failure is not yet known.

Rosberg leads Raikkonen in second practice

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Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on top in the second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix but the silver cars were only fractionally quicker than the Ferraris.