Motor racing: Hamilton wins in Spain to take F1 overall lead

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after taking the pole position at the qualifying session of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit in Montmelo on May 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after taking the pole position at the qualifying session of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit in Montmelo on May 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (left) celebrates on the podium as President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas (right) applauds after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Montmelo on the outskirts
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (left) celebrates on the podium as President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas (right) applauds after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
(From left) Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg, Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on May 11, 2014 at the Circu
(From left) Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg, Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on May 11, 2014 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona. -- PHOTO: AFP
British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes steers his car during Spain's Formula One Grand Prix at Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Barcelona province, Catalonia, north-eastern Spain on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: EPA
British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes steers his car during Spain's Formula One Grand Prix at Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Barcelona province, Catalonia, north-eastern Spain on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: EPA
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on May 11, 2014, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on May 11, 2014, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona. -- PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

In what was also the fourth successive Mercedes one-two, and fifth win in five races for the dominant German constructor, Hamilton took the chequered flag a mere 0.6 of a second ahead of his rival.

The Briton now has 100 points to Rosberg's 97 after his 26th career victory and leads the standings for the first time since 2012.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo was third for champions Red Bull in the first podium finish of his Formula One career, after being stripped of second for a fuel irregularity in his home season-opener in Melbourne in March.