Mark Weber wins Spanish Grand Prix

Red Bull's Mark Weber has won the Spanish Grand Prix after leading from start to finish - becoming the 11th lights-to-flag winner in a row at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

Former champion Lewis Hamilton lost his chance to grab the second spot by a whisker after he crashed into a tyre wall during the penultimate lap just four miles away from the chequered flag.

The Briton was unharmed, but missed the opportunity to become the runner-up for a second successive race.

While the 33-year-old Australian took a comfortable victory from pole, local hero Ferrari's Fernando Alonso came in second after going past Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who struggled with mechanical problems to finish third.

Hamilton's McLaren teammate and current championship leader, Jenson Button, came in fifth behind Michael Schumacher.

After amassing 32 overtaking manoeuvres in the previous four races, Hamilton did not manage one on-track move in this event. If he had avoided the tyre misery, he would have ended the day a point ahead of Jenson Button.

As it is, he is now 21 points adrift of Button, who has a three-point cushion to Alonso, with Vettel a further seven points behind.

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