Max Verstappen obliterated the record for youngest ever F1 race winner and left it at a level where it is unlikely to ever be beaten.
The planets aligned for Max Verstappen at the Circuit de Catalunya and he never faltered as he grabbed his chance to become F1’s youngest race winner.
It was much closer than usual at the front during the Spanish Grand Prix – and it would have stayed that way had two drivers not opted for a surprising strategy.
A two-stop strategy was the preferred route home for most of the teams. But not for Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel – and it cost them.
Red Bull’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix came despite two other cars in the race setting faster lap times.
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The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix in pictures.
Max Verstappen grabbed a place in the record books by becoming the youngest driver ever to win an F1 race on his debut as a Red Bull driver in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg retains a 43-point lead over Lewis Hamilton after neither driver finished the Spanish Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen moves up to second.
Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of the two Ferrari drivers. The Mercedes pair crashed out on the first lap.
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Hamilton is very confident he won’t have another poor start in Spain – and that should be his last obstacle to victory.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the third time this year after seeing off the threat from team mate Nico Rosberg in Spain.
Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix, followed by the Red Bulls and Ferraris.
The Mercedes drivers ended final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix with just a tenth of a second in hand over Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari.
Ferrari are half a second closer to Mercedes than they were in Russia – and at this track 12 months ago. So can we expect a closer race?
Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on top in the second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix but the silver cars were only fractionally quicker than the Ferraris.
Ferrari used their extra set of soft tyres to head the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel leading Kimi Raikkonen.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix including Esteban Ocon driving for Renault during the opening session.