"It is definitely a great, great feeling and I think you could probably see form my energy when I got out the vehicle".
"They appear to be a lot harder than a year ago", he said.
That error meant the German emerged back on track behind Verstappen's Red Bull. The championship leader jumped ahead at the start of the race and was only briefly headed by Max Verstappen as the pit-stop strategies played out before the Brit regained a commanding lead.
"For the team it's been a struggle", said Hamilton. One of them was Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who spun his vehicle following the start into Turn 1, collecting Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly, which put all three out of the race with sufficient damage.
Lewis Hamilton stormed into the championship lead after winning his first race of the season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last time out. With 16th, 13th, 17th and 15th place finishes in his first four races, it has not been a bright start to the season for the Haas driver.
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Crowd-favourite Fernando Alonso was sixth fastest with McLaren in the morning but was 12 in the second session.
Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly and Renault's Nico Hulkenberg were unsighted and could do little to avoid Grosjean as they both crashed into his out-of-control vehicle.
Sergio Perez took on fresh tyres when his team-mate exited and moved up into ninth place, while Leclerc added another point to Sauber's tally by rounding out the top 10.
Hamilton, who also holds the record of 74 pole positions, had started from the top slot for only the second time this year.
Grosjean's spinning auto resulted in an array of tyre smoke and the unsighted Hulkenberg and Gasly creamed into the stricken Haas, leaving all three out on the spot.
The 2018 Spanish Grand Prix saw a Mercedes power unit fail too - something we don't hear too often.