Skip to content

Verstappen grabs victory at chaotic Spanish GP, Leclerc DNF

Clive Mason / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the checkered flag at a wild Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez finished second, while Mercedes' George Russell took third.

The result moves Verstappen and Red Bull to the top of the drivers' and constructors' championship standings, respectively.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc appeared to be cruising to victory, but he lost power on Lap 27 and was forced to retire from the race.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Haas' Kevin Magnussen collided on the first lap, causing both drivers to drop to the back of the grid. Hamilton battled his way back to finish in fifth, while Magnussen came in 17th.

Here's how the top of the drivers' standings looks after the race:

Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 110
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 104
3 Sergio Perez Red Bull 85
4 George Russell Mercedes 74
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 65
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 46

Despite some struggles with DRS and an uneven beginning to the race, Verstappen was satisfied with the end result.

"My DRS not working made it tough. A difficult beginning but a good end," Verstappen said. "I'm very happy to win and also very happy for Checo (Perez). A great result for the team."

The F1 season continues next Sunday with the Monaco Grand Prix.

Verstappen grabs victory at chaotic Spanish GP, Leclerc DNF
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox