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Verstappen: 'To come into a new team and to win a race is perfect'

Max Verstappen says he's still pinching himself after making history for Milton Keynes-based Red Bull yesterday.

The 18-year-old became the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race at the Spanish Grand Prix - beating the previous record by more than two years.

Watch an interview with Max Verstappen from Red Bull Media.

'I didn't expect it at all': Verstappen on his F1 win

"I didn't expect it at all', says Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on his F1 win.

The 18-year old, who only passed his driving test last September, has shocked the world with his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen posted an interview on his Facebook page showing off his trophy. He spoke about the 'incredible race' and said that it was an 'amazing feeling'.

Click below to watch his reaction


Sporting stars congratulate youngest ever F1 winner

Max Verstappen with his winning trophy Credit: Max Verstappen, Twitter

Sporting stars, including big names from the world of F1 past and present have been offering their congratulations through social media to Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

The 18-year old has become the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

What makes his achievement even more spectacular is the fact he only passed his driving test last September.

Hamilton donates racing suit for charity auction

The Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was back in his home county of Hertfordshire at the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton donating one of his racing suits Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lewis Hamilton grew up in Stevenage, and he has now donated one of his racing suits to the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance which is the official charity of the Mercedes sponsors Epson.

The suit will be auctioned off next year, and should raise thousands of pounds for the charity


Red Bull end speculation over their future in F1 by agreeing new engine deal

Red Bull will continue in 2016. Credit: PA

Milton Keynes-based Formula One team Red Bull have ended speculation over their future in the sport by agreeing a deal to continue with Renault engines.

There were fears that the team may walk away from F1 after they scrapped their previous contract with Renault.

However, they have now negotiated a new agreement which will see them use Renault engines again next season.

The power unit won't carry the name of the French car manufacturer though and will instead be sponsored by the luxury watch brand TAG Heuer.

The Swiss watchmaker have ended a 31-year relationship with McLaren to switch to Red Bull.

"TAG Heuer and Red Bull are two transcendent brands which have both a passion for racing and a drive to do things differently, and this unique collaboration is further evidence of that.

TAG Heuer has been an icon in the world of Formula One for many years and we're delighted that they've chosen to continue their association with the sport by teaming up with us.

Our shared values of innovation and a desire to stand out from the crowd make this one of the most exciting partnerships in F1. We are also pleased to see Renault confirm its long-term commitment to F1 and would like to thank them for their contribution to the team since 2007.

Their technical partnership with Ilmor gives us confidence, and we look forward to the 2016 season."

– Christian Horner, Red Bull Team Principal

Funeral to be held in Northamptonshire for IndyCar driver Wilson

Justin Wilson. Credit: PA

The funeral will be held in Northamptonshire today of Indycar driver Justin Wilson, who was killed in a race in America last month.

He spent his early career in the county and raced for several teams including the one in Milton Keynes which later became Red Bull.

Mr Wilson was struck on the helmet by flying debris from a crash in the closing stages at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, and succumbed to his injuries a little over 24 hours later.

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton named as Invictus Games ambassador

Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation.

The Foundation, which was established with the help of Prince Harry, say that they chose Hamilton because of his "focus, determination and talent."

He will act as a role model for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and will actively promote the Foundation around the world.

“After meeting the Invictus team at BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year I was inspired by their mental strength and determination to overcome adversity and succeed, which encouraged me to get more involved with the Foundation.

I’m proud to be their first ambassador.”

– Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton stretches Championship lead with Canada triumph

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win. Credit: PA

It was business as usual again for Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton last night after a couple of races without a win.

The Mercedes man put the disappointment of missing out in Barcelona and Monaco to take the chequered flag in the Canadian Grand Prix.

His teammate Nico Roserg finished second, while Valtteri Bottas completed the podium.

Current Formula One standings

  • 1.) Lewis Hamilton (MER) - 151
  • 2.) Nico Rosberg (MER) - 134
  • 3.) Sebastian Vettel (FER) - 108

It means Hamilton now has a 17 point lead at the top of the drivers' Championship heading into the next race in Austria.

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