VERSTAPPEN EASES TO VICTORY IN SPAIN
On the track which he took his first victory in Formula One at 17 years old - Verstappen was unchallenged for the victory in Barcelona and its a third straight win for the reigning World Champion as he extends his lead over title rival and teammate Perez who finished fourth in the race. This was also the third race Verstappen has lead every lap in a row - he did it in Miami and Monaco and now in Spain. But overall it was a great day for the Mercedes team as they take a double podium with Hamilton in second and Russell in third.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) lead into turn one but only just as Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) fought for the lead with Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Lando Norris (McLaren) make contact into turn 2 - as Norris drops down and Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) took third ahead of Hamilton in fourth. Norris pits which turns out to be the end of his race - he finished the race but never really made it higher than 17th.
The only real things to note in this race was the pit stops but really only two would have made a difference to this race and they were;
Lap 27 when Verstappen had such a lead over second placed Perez who really made it look easy making his way up the field that Max has rejoined in first and still has a comfortable gap over second.
And then on...
Lap 28 Perez pits from second but rejoins in eighth as Hamilton passes Sainz for second place.
Sadly for viewers the rain never made a cameo appearance in this race which is what made qualifying so exciting... but we move onto Canada which should hopefully bring some drama...
The next race is the Canadian Grand Prix.
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