the dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), last world champion, took the lead in the Formula One World Championship by winning the Spanish Grand Prix this Sundaywhich was held at the Montmeló circuit, on the outskirts of Barcelona, where Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) withdrew -shortly before the halfway mark, due to a problem in the power unit.
Verstappen, 24, He achieved his fourth victory of the season by leading a ‘double’ for Red Bull – leader of both championships – which was completed by the Mexican Sergio Pérez, who signed his eighteenth podium in F1 by finishing second in a race in which he signed the fastest lap; and that the Englishman George Russell (Mercedes) finished third.
The Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) -who had started last, changing engine, and starred in the day’s comeback- were classified in fourth and ninth position, respectively.
The seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) He was fifth in the hot Montmeló race, which the majority completed at three stops. His former Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) was sixth at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which registered a full house this Sunday.
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) was seventh; and the English Lando Norris (McLaren) He finished eighth in a race in which he also entered the pointsfinishing tenth -behind the great Asturian pilot- the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri).
Verstappen He now leads the World Cup with 110 points, six more than Leclerc; and with 25 over ‘Checo’, who is still third overall. Sainz maintained fifth place, which he now occupies with 65 points; and Alonso, who advanced one position, is fifteenth, with four units.
Red Bull also took the lead in the constructors’ championship, which it leads with 195 points, 26 more than Ferrari.
the next race, the Monaco Grand Prix will be held next weekend in the streets of the principality of the Côte d’Azur.
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