Spanish GP announced the start if the European leg of the F1 and the spectators turned up in huge numbers. The first corner was an uneventful one with Nico Rosberg leading from the pole and there are a few clouds of tyre smoke as a few drivers had to lock in quickly.
There was an intense fight for the top-four. Starting third, Sebastian Vettel managed to squeeze past Lewis Hamilton and jumped to third. Kimi Raikkonen stuck to fourth and was waiting for any mistake at the front.
But it was going to be Ferrari's day. Fernando Alonso starting from fifth quickly moved up to third getting past both Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile, his team-mate Felipe Massa too was moving up quickly from his ninth position at the Spanish GP.
Soon Alonso was breathing down the neck of second placed Sebastian Vettel and it was impossible to stop the Spaniard. He was running on a four-stop strategy, which was a huge risk and the pace that he generated was mind boggling.
It was a fairly uneventful race as it saw only three retirements. Giedo van der Garde provided the excitement as the his wheel got detached and he was forced to the sidelines at the Spanish GP.
Fernando Alonso drove one of the most perfect races in the recent time at home with everything going according to plan. Despite stopping four times, he finished more than nine seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who finished second at Spanish GP.
With the victory, Alonso ate into Sebastian Vettel's lead in driver's championship and now only 17 points differentiates top-three drivers. Sebastian Vettel is on to at 89, Kimi Raikkon is second with 85 points and Alonso is third with 72 points.
It was magnificent seven at home for Fernando Alonso. After the Spanish GP, Alonso said thet Ferrari had to improve if they had to pip Red Bull for the driver's and constructor's championship.