Verstappen’s dominance continues as Mercedes finally come to the party

Max Verstappen continued his dominance in Formula 1 this season as he eased to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to record his 40th career victory and fifth of the season.

After his stunning display at the Monaco Grand Prix last week, Red Bull driver Verstappen continued his brilliance by taking pole position in qualifying for the event in Barcelona.

Verstappen led the race from start to finish and also set the fastest lap as he won the Spanish Grand Prix. The Dutchman finished the race 24 seconds ahead of second-placed Lewis Hamilton, who secured his 193rd career podium. Hamilton was joined on the podium by Mercedes driver George Russell, who finished third.

Sergio Perez finished fourth and Carlos Sainz finished fifth and took home points. Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso, both of Aston Martin, finished sixth and seventh respectively. After his heroics in Monaco, Esteban Oko had to settle for eighth, with Yuki Tsunoda finishing ninth and Zhou Guanyu tenth.

Hamilton was voted Driver of the Day after a stunning display in Barcelona helped him secure his second P2 of the year. Verstappen earned an extra point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

Max Verstappen now leads the Drivers’ standings with 53 points this season, with Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez in second. The Formula 1 season continues in Canada with the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks.

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