Max Verstappen, 18, is youngest race winner in history after Spanish GP win


Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula One history when he claimed the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Dutchman beat Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo into second, third and fourth respectively.

He vindicated the faith of his bosses at Red Bull, who had replaced Russian Daniil Kvyat with the teenager just last week. Kvyat was demoted back to Toro Rosso following a series on on-track incidents.

He had delivered on his promise with a stunning first qualifying for Red Bull on Saturday to secure fourth place on the grid for his debut race with the team.

There was less happy news for the Mercedes team. World championship leader Nico Rosberg and his team-mate Lewis Hamilton collided and retired in a sensational crash on the opening lap.


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