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Verstappen wins in Spain to take world championship lead

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Formula One world champion Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix in a Red Bull one-two and seized the overall lead in the standings.

Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen crosses the finish line in first place during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona on Sunday
Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen crosses the finish line in first place during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona on Sunday. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AFP

Barcelona — Formula One world champion Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix in a Red Bull one-two and seized the overall lead in the standings on an agonising Sunday for Ferrari’s luckless Charles Leclerc.

The win ahead of Mexican teammate Sergio Perez completed a hat-trick for Verstappen, his third in a row after Imola and Miami, and sent the Dutch driver six points clear of Leclerc after six races.

Britain’s George Russell finished third for a revived Mercedes with Perez taking the fastest lap bonus point.

Reuters

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