Max Verstappen is happy with win in F1 Grand Prix of Spain

F1 2022 Grand Prix Spanje Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s victory in the F1 Grand Prix of Spain also marked a change of power in Formula 1. With the win at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, ​​Verstappen took the championship lead.

Sergio Perez was second in the second Red Bull ahead of George Russell’s surprisingly strong Mercedes. Due to Verstappen’s win and Leclerc’s retirement, the world champion takes the lead in the championship with a difference of 6 points over rival Leclerc.

The leader also changed positions in the battle for the constructors’ title in F1. Red Bull Racing is now in the lead with a 26-point lead over Ferrari

F1 2022 Grand Prix Spanje Max Verstappen

“I went off”, Max says after the race in Barcelona. “I suddenly had a lot of wind from behind.” Max continues: “I was on a train and it was frustrating that my DRS didn’t always work. That made it very tough and it was difficult to overtake afterwards. We managed with the right strategy to run our own race and eventually get in first place and win the race. A difficult start but a good ending.”

Reflecting on the difficult early stages, Max says: “I tried to stay focused, you lose a lot of time and I had a lot of chances to overtake Russell and then the DRS didn’t work. It’s not nice when things like this happen. I am happy that I won and I am also happy for Checo and the good result for the team.”