But instead of challenging Hamilton, Bottas - who was only four-tenths shy of Hamilton following a great qualifying run on Saturday - was passed up the inside by Ferrari'sSebastian Vettel at Turn One.
Bottas claimed his first Spanish Grand Prix podium, while Verstappen's race was compromised late on when he damaged his front wing running into the back of Williams' Lance Stroll.
Later in the race Verstappen was running fourth when he clipped his front wing on a Williams under the virtual safety vehicle, but the damage was not significant and he didn't have to make an extra stop.
Vettel only just ended up behind Verstappen when putting under the VSC, but the Ferrari driver was less concerned about analyzing if he could have stayed ahead and believes the system to slow cars when there's an incident needs revisiting.
Though Bottas appeared comfortable in second place at the chequered flag, Toto Wolff admitted Mercedes were concerned after noticing blisters on his tyres in the last few laps.
Both Red Bulls went long into their first stints and Hamilton had caught Verstappen who held the lead by lap 32 but was not under pressure, having a solid lead over Vettel. "I've not had pole for a while", Hamilton said. May have looked wrong, but it wasn't. The Briton started the race on pole and managed to retain the lead throughout despite close competition from Ferrari and Red Bull.
After the early safety vehicle for a multi-car crash caused by Haas driverRomain Grosjean in Turn Three, Hamilton bolted at the re-start and had a 1.4-second lead at the end of the first racing lap.
The race got off to a chaotic start due to Romain Grosjean losing control. His retirement prompted a virtual safety auto and Ferrari chose to take the free pit stop with Vettel but they botched the stop and he lost a spot to Max Verstappen's Red Bull.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo was fifth for Red Bull, ahead of Denmark's Kevin Magnussen for Haas and Spaniards Carlos Sainz (Renault) and Fernando Alonso (eighth for McLaren).
Lap 59 saw Perez pass Sauber's Charles Leclerc to increase his team's points haul for the race.
The race started with high drama as Grosjean made an inexplicable error. Haas driverRomain Grosjean lost control of his auto and spun in front of a chasing pack. Generally he likes spinning, but on the first lap is not a good time to do it with everyone there. He was able to stay out a further eight laps, ultimately taking the medium rubber in a clean stop on lap 26.
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"I think with the strong vehicle we had today there would've been opportunities later".
"During the whole weekend it has been tough to find the right balance on these new tires, but I see no reason for not being optimistic for the next race", Vettel said.
"Overall we were a little bit quicker [than Verstappen] but as the laps went on, we just didn't have enough pace", he added.
"To get the one-two, it's such a great result for everyone".
The 17-year-old belied his age with such clean and powerful hitting in an innings that comprised four sixes and three boundaries. When he returned to the field in the 16th over, he was smashed for two fours and two sixes by Karthik.
The White House warned European firms they had a six-month deadline to wind up investments in Iran or risk U.S. sanctions. The Vienna-based nuclear company says it has no indications Iran is in breach of the accord.
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That has put the club's billionaire backer Farhad Moshiri under pressure as current boss Sam Allardyce's future remains in doubt. United in MLS. "It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton ", the former England manager told Talksport.
The US's 11 vessels are nuclear powered and have far superior technology, including catapult systems for launching aircraft. China's state media says the country's first domestically-built aircraft carrier has started sea performance tests.
The Saints had a poor season in contrast as they secured Premiership survival on the last day of the season. Crystal Palace condemned already-relegated West Brom to last place with a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park.
Along with each picture, she added the caption, "And I was born again", proving the limit of her love for her six-year-old. Specially the colour is so soothing to eyes in front of the scorching heat back in India, you'll look at it to understand.
Emperor Akihito, who took the throne in 1989, visited China in October 1992 with Empress Michiko as the first emperor to do so. Abe and Li on Friday attended a forum created to promote exchanges between Japanese and Chinese local authorities.
The company said it is working to have the ban modified or reversed. "Nobody's panicking yet but people are nervous and watching". And all that, Gold said, "will be face saving for President Trump , who will declare a great victory".
Rozier has shown flashes of being one of the team's primary scoring options, but has proven he is not the same player on the road. For their part, the Celtics know what they're up against as they try to prevent James from reaching his eighth-straight Finals.
But since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first we had the target to finish second and it is done on Thursday. Against Brighton, at half time I told the players they were going to lose and tonight at half time I said we would win.