Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says he's still pinching himself after becoming the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race.
The 18-year-old, who only passed his driving test last September, shocked the world to pull off one of the great sporting upsets at the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday.
His cause was helped by the early exits of Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg who crashed on the first lap at the Circuit de Catalunya, but Verstappen still had to beat a host of experienced competitors.
In the end, he held off the challenge of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to complete an historic victory.
Verstappen's triumph means he beat the previous record, which was set in 2008 by Vettel while he was at Red Bull, by more than two years.
Youngest F1 winners
- 1.) Max Verstappen - 18 years, 228 days (2016 Spanish Grand Prix)
- 2.) Sebastian Vettel - 21 years, 73 days (2008 Italian Grand Prix)
- 3.) Fernando Alonso - 22 years, 26 days (2003 Hungarian Grand Prix)
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Verstappen can go on to follow in Vettel's footsteps and secure the Milton Keynes based-team a World Championship in the future.