Dutchman Max Verstappen became youngest winner of F1 at Spanish Grand Prix

The Dutchman was two years and 210 days younger than the previous youngest winner, Sebastian Vettel.

Created On: May 16, 2016 15:15 ISTModified On: May 16, 2016 15:52 IST

VerstappenDutch teenager, Max Verstappen, on 15 May 2016 became Formula One's youngest race winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix. Red Bull's Verstappen defeated Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen by 0.616 seconds.

His teammate Sebastian Vettel stood at the third position.

Verstappen drove to triumph after, Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out in the first lap of the race.

At 18 years and 228 days, Max Verstappen is the youngest race winner in F1 history. The Dutchman was two years and 210 days younger than the previous youngest winner, Sebastian Vettel.

Few days back, Verstappen was promoted from feeder team Toro Rosso in a driver switch with Daniil Kvyat. It was only his second day racing for Red Bull after the surprise switch to the team.

Max Verstappen

• He is the son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen who never finished better than third in his career.

• He became the first Dutchman to win a Formula One race and just the second to stand on an F1 podium. The other is his father, Jos, who scored two podium finishes in 1994 with Benetton.

• He made debut aged 17 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso, this made him the youngest driver to compete in the history of the sport.

• Verstappen is also the sport’s youngest race leader and youngest podium finisher.

• He is also the youngest F1 point scorer and the youngest driver to start a Grand Prix, both achieved 2015 season.

• Verstappen is the first driver to win in his first race with a new team since Fernando Alonso won on his Ferrari debut in 2010.

• Verstappen’s victory is the first time Red Bull has ever won a Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel has not been in the team.

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