Max Verstappen took advantage of an opening lap accident involving Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton and a two-stop pit strategy to score his maiden Formula One win in the Spanish Grand Prix. At 18 years old and 228 days, the Dutch, who had been promoted to Red Bull before the race, became Formula One's youngest winner, smashing the record of 21 years and 73 days previously held by Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel rounded out the podium.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Nico Rosberg to win pole position for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix. It was Hamilton's 52nd career pole position and third of 2016. The Red Bull Racing pair of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen locked out row 2 while the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will roll off fifth and sixth.
From Barcelona TEAM REPRESENTATIVES Cyril Abiteboul (Renault Sport) Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda) Robert Fernley (Force India) Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing) Toto Wolff (Mercedes) Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
by Stephen Cox The safety cult storm troopers continue their assault on auto racing and this time, even Formula One cannot escape their regulatory clutches. In reference to the current effort to mandate either the Halo or Aeroscreen head protection safety gadgets for the 2017 racing season, F1 race director Charlie Whiting said, "If we eventually need to add a couple of seconds to the time required to get out (of the race car), I think that would be a small price to pay."
by Mark J. Cipolloni Nico Rosberg started on pole and led every lap of the Russian GP to win his 7th F1 race in a row Sunday in Sochi. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd over 25 seconds behind after starting 10th. Kimi Raikkonen brought his Ferrari home third with Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez rounding out the top-5.
by Mark J. Cipolloni While his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had an engine component failure and sat out Q3, Nico Rosberg and Mercedes remained the man and machine to beat in Formula 1 by taking pole position for Sunday's Russian GP with a time of 1m35.417s. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was 2nd quick with a lap of 1m36.123s a full 7/10ths slower than the superior Mercedes. However, he will start 7th after a 5-place grid penalty due to a transmission change on Friday.
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