Formula 1, Verstappen wins in Spain. Leclerc fifth and Sainz sixth. Second place for Norris, Hamilton also gets on the podium


By John

He wins and makes it seven in the season, Max Verstappen, who even with a non-dominant Red Bull as often happened in the past crossed the finish line ahead of everyone in the Spanish Grand Prix. Third success in the last four races for the Dutch champion, who after a start in a tussle with the McLaren of Lando Norris – Saturday’s poleman and second at the checkered flag – he overtakes the momentary leader in the first laps George Russell, thus maintaining the advantage acquired throughout the race. Third place for Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, followed by Russell in fourth position, with the latter who, despite the great sprint at the start, was unable to keep up enough pace to finish on the podium. Anonymity and positions maintained compared to the start for Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc And Carlos Sainz fifth and sixth respectively, penalized by an uninspiring qualifying, as well as a non-functional tire strategy and management during the race. The other McLaren follows in seventh place Oscar Piastriwith a disappointing Sergio Perez, eighth on his Red Bull, while closing the top ten with precious points for the Alpine team Pierre Gasly (ninth) e Esteban Ocon (tenth).