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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Spins but Still Captures Spanish GP Win

F1 Grand Prix Of Spain

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 22: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202205220434 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix even after spinning into the gravel on lap nine. Charles Leclerc looked like he was in line to earn the win but his Ferrari power unit failed midway through the race.

F1 Midweek: Americans Turn Out in Miami, Reliability Hounds Red Bull

F1 Grand Prix Of Miami

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing, Second placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari and Third placed Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202205090009 // Usage for editorial use only //

With five rounds down and 18 rounds to go, the 2022 Formula One World Championship looks set to be Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen face off for the title.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Makes it Look Easy in Miami

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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Max Verstappen drove a stellar race after starting second and taking the lead on lap nine. He earned his third win of the year while Ferrari took the second and third places on the podium.

Lewis Hamilton Shown Blue Flags in Imola, Made to Let Max Verstappen pass

Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton congratulates Max Verstappen after 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lars Baron Getty Images

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Max Verstappen ended the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on top of the world. He stole the lead from title rival Lewis Hamilton off the line, and won the race by a 22-second margin over Hamilton following a string of misfortune for the Briton. Despite the unfortunate race for Hamilton, he would have been a …

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