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
Max Verstappen of The Netherlands came in ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Finland [Albert Gea/Reuters]

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.

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.

Source: Al Jazeera, News Agencies