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Formula 1: Verstappen won again and extended his reign in Spain

Formula 1: Verstappen won again and extended his reign in Spain
Formula 1: Verstappen won again and extended his reign in Spain

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen he won Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix for the third consecutive year, after the poleman of McLaren, Lando Norriswill fail at the start and finish 2.2 seconds behind.

He Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was third, in his first podium appearance of the season, with his teammate in Mercedes George Russell room on a sunny afternoon in the Barcelona Circuit of Catalonia.

The Dutch pilot extended his lead in the championship to 69 points, while Norris became the closest rival of the three-time world champion and also took an extra point for the fastest lap.

Norris paid the price for a slow start, dropping to third into the first corner after pressing Verstappen onto the grass, while Russel He launched himself from the second row to overtake both of them and lead the race.

Formula 1: Verstappen won again and extended his reign in Spain

“I did a bit of a rally. I think we slowed each other down”commented Verstappen after. The championship leader, who had started with Norris on the front row, he was already leading in the third lap and was then able to build a cushion and take control.

“I think what marked the race was the beginning,” he said. “I took the lead (…) and did that first stint in which I was able to open a little space.”

“Then we had to make a defensive run. Lando and McLaren “They were very fast today (…) I think we did everything well, we followed a fairly aggressive strategy, but luckily in the end it turned out well,” he added.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fifthafter crossing the checkered flag just 0.3 behind Russell, and his teammate Carlos Sainz He was sixth before his audience.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri was seventhfollowed by the Mexican Sergio Pérez, from Red Bull, and the Alpine drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, who added the last points. The victory was the seventh of Verstappen in 10 races so far this season, and the 61st of his career. Now you have 219 points compared to 150 for Norris and 148 for Leclerc.

Source: Ambito

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