Verstappen claims historic GP victory in Spain


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MONTMELO, SPAIN – MAY 15: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing, and the rest of the Red Bull Racing team celebrate his first F1 win during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 15, 2016 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to win a Formula One race when he scored a sensational victory on his debut for Red Bull Racing at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Verstappen kept Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen at bay for almost a third of the race to score a famous win after the two Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the race on the opening lap.


Verstappen had been switched from Toro Rosso to replace Daniil Kvyat after the Russian Grand Prix and he went on to produce the most astonishing victory in Formula One history.
‘It feels amazing I can’t believe it, it was a great race’ Verstappen said after the race. ‘To win straight away in the first race it was amazing.’

After team mate Daniel Ricciardo pitted to hand him the lead, Verstappen never looked back and finished ahead of Raikkonen by six tenths of a second with the second Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in third on the podium.
Ricciardo, who suffered a puncture on the last lap, finished fourth place with Valtteri Bottas in fifth for Williams.
Final quotes:
Red Bull Racing
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: WINNER! Start Position: 4th
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 3rd
Scuderia Torro Rosso
Carlos Sainz (STR11-03, Car 55) Race: Pos. 6th
Daniil Kvyat (STR11-01, Car 26) Race: Pos. 10th

Source: RedBull

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