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Spanish Grand Prix: Max Verstappen extends his season dominance with victory ahead of Mercedes

The Dutchman led all 66 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya to record his fifth win of the season.

by: dsports

Jun 4, 2023 at 12:11 pm.

Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen impressive victory in spanish grand prix to extend their dominance in the world championship of pilots of Formula 1, mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton And george russellCompleted the podium.

Red Bull’s Dutchman led all 66 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to record his fifth win of the season (seven in total), extending his championship lead over teammate Sergio of Mexico to 53 points. Perez.

Hamilton was voted driver of the day, before gaining two places and finishing second, ahead of Silver Arrows teammate George Russell, who had moved up from 12th to third.

Another one of those who managed to come back was Checo Pérez, because he had a very poor classification, getting 11th on the starting grid. Finally, he showed the power of his car this Sunday, passing Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz to finish in P4 with 12 laps remaining.

Alpine’s Lance Stroll was sixth, one place ahead of hometown credit Fernando Alonso who, despite making a late-race pass on Esteban Ocon, had little to celebrate after making podiums in five of the first six races on his own lap of the campaign. Was posting worst case scenario.

Meanwhile, Monegasque Charles Leclerc finished in P12 in a weekend not to forget for a Ferrari driver.

With a week off before the next round in Canada on 18 June, Verstappen comfortably dominated the season and is on track for his third consecutive Formula 1 title.

Currently, the Dutchman has 170 points, with Pérez appearing very low with 117, ahead of Fernando Alonso (99) and Lewis Hamilton (87).

Photo: Getty Images

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