After 12 races, Hamilton has 213 points to Vettel's 189.
Vettel crashed out in the rain on lap 52.
The Mercedes-AMG team questioned Ferrari's 'tactics' after first-lap spin.
Vettel bumps off Hamilton heading into British Grand Prix.
Penalty leaves him 14 points behind Lewis Hamilton.
'The celebrity was not to blame,' but someone could have gotten hurt.
Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula One great Michael Schumacher in his prime on Sunday as the Australian nursed a wounded Red Bull to Monaco Grand Prix victory in the team's 250th race. Winning from pole position for the first time in his career, Ricciardo drove for nearly two thirds of the race with a car down on power due to problems that emerged on lap 28.
Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix in a commanding Mercedes one-two on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, to 17 points. The victory, in a race that stayed dry despite the threat of rain, was the Briton's second of the season, 64th of his career and third at the Circuit de Catalunya. It also set a record, one that Hamilton had previously shared with seven times champion Michael Schumacher, of 41 wins from pole position.
Lewis Hamilton celebrated one of the luckiest wins of his career on Sunday after a crash-strewn and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix that catapulted him into the lead of the Formula One world championship.
The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a trademark podium 'shoey' celebration as watching mechanics cheered, the beaming and slightly tearful Australian contemplated an astonishing turn of events.
Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in third place. The German's best time of one minute, 31.095 seconds -- a Shanghai circuit record -- turned up the heat on a chilly afternoon with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen joining him o
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel held on by the skin of his teeth to win a tense Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in his 200th race start on Sunday. His tires fading, the championship leader took the checkered flag only 0.6 seconds clear of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who piled the pressure on in the final 10 laps. Bottas's team mate and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who had started ninth after a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change, finished third.
Sebastian Vettel made full use of the virtual safety car to sneak in front of Lewis Hamilton and hold off the frustrated champion to win Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
MELBOURNE - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton roared to a record seventh pole at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, blitzing the field with a searing lap in his Mercedes at Albert Park. The Briton flew around the lakeside circuit in one minute, 21.164 seconds with his final effort, leaving a yawning gap of 0.664 seconds to Ferrari's second fastest Kimi Raikkonen. Four-times champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari but Hamilton was in a class of his own.
The tension of a rivalry that produced road rage and acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2017 was absent on Thursday as the four-time Formula One champions made nice before this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
It's unveiled on same day as Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes
Of 20 cars that started, only 12 finished.
"Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power," said Hamilton after the race.
The Ferrari driver is only seven points clear of Lewis Hamilton.