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Max Verstappen became the youngest ever winner in F1 history after winning the Spanish GP

Article written by : Football Forever : Latest Football (Soccer) News and Opinions

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Teenager Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula 1 at the Spanish Grand Prix. He took advantage of a stunning first lap collision between a temporarily slowing Rosberg and his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, who was blamed by Niki Lauda for the incident, described it as a racing incident:

“I had a decent start from pole but got slipstreamed on the way to the first corner and lost the lead. Coming out of turn three, I was catching Nico really quickly and went for the gap on the right – I had part of my car alongside but then had to take to the grass. The gap was there and, if you’re a racing driver, you go for that gap”

Verstappen’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel switched to three stop strategies which ultimately proved to be the inferior option. Ricciardo was careful not to blame the team for choosing the wrong strategy:

“In hindsight, a three stop strategy was the wrong thing to do, but maybe during the race it seemed like the right thing to the team”

Verstappen then held off the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who was also two stopping, for the final 15 laps. He showed great temperament and maturity for his age and held of the world champion without a single mistake. It was a stunning achievement and completely justified the decision to move Verstappen to the Red Bull team from Toro Rosso.

Red Bull promotes Max Verstappen to RBR

Article written by : Enjoy Soccer

In a surprising twist, Red Bull has swapped Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen with Danill Kvyat at Red Bull Racing with effect from the Spanish Grand Prix.

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“Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent,” said Red Bull boss Christian Horner.

“His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing.

“We are in the unique position to have all four drivers across Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso under long term contracts with Red Bull, so we have the flexibility to move them between the two teams.

“Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential.”

The demotion is due to a recent run of incidents. Kvyat collided with Sebastian Vettel twice at the start of the Russian GP last weekend. The second contact resulting in the Ferrari ending up in the wall and retirement. In Kvyat’s defense, he was caught off guard by the slowing Ferrari.

With the chances that Verstappen was to be promoted to Red Bull Racing next year high, this is seen as good time to evaluate the young driver at a time when mistakes will be less costly.