Dutch teenager Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix
Max Verstappen from the Netherlands wins Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the youngest race winner in Formula One history.
Max Verstappen has become Formula One’s youngest race winner at age 18 with a victory at the Spanish Grand Prix after Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed into each other on the first lap on Sunday.
Verstappen took advantage of the early crash involving the favourites and held on for the victory only a few days after moving up from feeder team Toro Rosso in a controversial driver switch with Daniil Kvyat.
JOS VERSTAPPEN: "[My son] is only 18 and the way he raced was unbelievable. I can't believe it" #SpanishGP pic.twitter.com/F85owLF1Xu
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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was second and teammate .
Hamilton was in pole position but was overtaken by Rosberg at the start, and when the British driver tried to regain the lead, he appeared to be blocked by his teammate and both cars touched going into Turn 4.