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Max Verstappen Wins in Spain

Dutchman, Max Verstappen has secured victory in Spain following a string of unexpected events over the past weeks.

After moving to Red Bull Racing from Toro Rosso, Max Verstappen drove his first race for his new team, beating Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel who finished second and third respectively. Securing this victory, Verstappen has proven his worth and has lived up to expectation, becoming F1’s youngest lap leader, podium finisher, and race winner over the space of one race weekend.

Max Verstappen wins in Spain

The race of Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg came to an unexpected end in the Spanish Grand Prix, with the team mates crashing into each other when going into turn four. Making a fantastic start, Rosberg took the lead from Hamilton into turn 1, holding the lead through turn two and into turn three. However, through turn three, it is evident that Rosberg’s car slowed down, beginning to harvest energy for the ERS system mid turn. This then promoted Hamilton to close in onto Rosberg and attempt a maneuver into turn four up the inside. Covering Hamilton off, Rosberg pushed his team mate onto the grass, destabilising the Mercedes and causing Hamilton to spin, collecting Rosberg in the process, ending Mercedes’ winning streak and race hopes within thirty seconds of the lights going out at the start.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth after battling close with Sebastian Vettel for the final step of the podium in the latter stages of the race. This battle was unfortunately cut short however, with Ricciardo experiencing a tyre blowout two laps from the end. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas came fifth being followed by Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr in sixth. Sainz came out on top of the Spanish drivers, beating home favourite Fernando Alonso after the McLaren driver faced an engine failure after running well in the top 10 for most of the race. Force India’s Sergio Perez finished the race in seventh being followed by Williams’ Felipe Massa. McLaren driver Jenson Button finished in ninth place, securing points in a second successive race. Ex Red Bull driver, Daniil Kvyat rounded out the top ten for Toro Rosso, securing 1 point through the result.

Now it’s time for that all important driver of the day and there can only be one man for this award. After driving a calm and calculated race,Max Verstappen is my driver of the day. This will be a drive that will be remembered for a while to come, with the young Dutchman breaking record after record in the space of a single Grand Prix.


Results from the Spanish GP:

  1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 25 points
  2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 18 points
  3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 15 points
  4. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, 12 points
  5. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 10 points
  6. Carlos Sainz .Jr, Toro Rosso, 8 points
  7. Sergio Perez, Force India, 6 points
  8. Felipe Massa, Williams, 4 points
  9. Jenson Button, McLaren, 2 points
  10. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1 point
  11. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, 0 points
  12. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 0 points
  13. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 0 points
  14. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, 0 points
  15. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 0 points
  16. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, 0 points
  17. Rio Haryanto, Manor, 0 points
  18. Romain Grosjean, Haas, Ret
  19. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Ret
  20. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Ret
  21. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Ret
  22. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Ret


Driver’s Standings after 5 races:

  1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 100 points
  2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 61 points
  3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 57 points
  4. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 48 points
  5. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, 48 points
  6. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 38 points
  7. Felipe Massa, Williams, 36 points
  8. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 29 points
  9. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 22 points
  10. Romain Grosjean, Haas, 22 points
  11. Carlos Sainz .Jr, Toro Rosso, 12 points
  12. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 8 points
  13. Sergio Perez, Force India, 8 points
  14. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, 6 points
  15. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 6 points
  16. Jenson Button, McLaren, 3 points
  17. Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, 1 point
  18. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 0 points
  19. Esteban Gutiérrez, Haas, 0 points
  20. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 0 points
  21. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, 0 points
  22. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 0 points
  23. Rio Haryanto, Manor, 0 points


Constructors Standings after 5 races:

  1. Mercedes, 157 points
  2. Ferrari, 109 points
  3. Red Bull Racing, 94 points
  4. Williams, 65 points
  5. Toro Rosso, 26 points
  6. Haas, 22 points
  7. Force India, 14 points
  8. McLaren, 12 points
  9. Renault, 6 points
  10. Sauber, 0 points
  11. Manor, 0 points


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