F1 leader Vettel gets 4th win of season in Spain



BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel held off Lewis Hamilton to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, edging his closest championship contender to capture his fourth victory in five races this season.

The Red Bull driver took the lead for good after the second round of pit stops to beat Hamilton by 0.6 seconds and widen his advantage atop the standings to 41 points over his McLaren rival.

Vettel was the first driver in 11 races at the Catalunya Circuit to win after not starting on the pole.

Red Bull teammate Mark Webber started on the pole but finished fourth behind Jenson Button of McLaren, while Fernando Alonso of Ferrari led for the first 18 laps before settling for fifth in the hot conditions.