How Hamilton found the decisive six tenths
Nico Rosberg missed out on victory in the Spanish GP by just two thirds of a second. EDD STRAW explains exactly how such a tiny margin came to decide not just a grand prix, but the world championship lead
Six tenths of a second. It's a long time in motorsport, but think about how long it really is. This was the margin - 0.636 seconds to be precise - that separated Lewis Hamilton from Nico Rosberg at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix. Next to nothing.
Those two thirds of a second mean that Rosberg no longer leads the world championship, with the pendulum swinging ominously towards Hamilton thanks to four consecutive wins. It means the world to Hamilton, or at least it will if he's still ahead after 14 more races.
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