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Max Verstappen is currently winning at will – the competition can only watch and applaud

Photo: Joan Monfort / dpa

World champion Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday and extended his world championship lead. In his Red Bull, the 25-year-old Dutchman celebrated his fifth victory of the season in the seventh race of the Formula 1 season in Barcelona. The international press writes:

Great Britain:

»The Sun«: "The Formula 1 season is really getting going, and the Red Bulls are racing at the top of the winners' table."

"Daily Mail": "Max Verstappen could have won even with a hand out of the window and Magic FM turned up the heat and with significantly more than the 24-second lead he drove."

»The Guardian«: "Max Verstappen leaves the revived Mercedes duo behind and wins the Spanish Grand Prix."

»The Telegraph«: "Mercedes showed signs of life with two places on the podium, while Max Verstappen dominates the Barcelona Grand Prix."


»Marca«: "Without breaking a sweat, Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix, his 40th victory in Formula 1, which brings him even closer to his third consecutive world title."

»Mundo Deportivo«: "Verstappen cleans up in Barcelona, and Mercedes wakes up."

»As«: »Rich victory of the world champion ahead of Hamilton and Russell.«


»Corriere dello Sport«: "Verstappen wins like a 'cannibal'. The Red Bull driver had an easy time at the racetrack in Barcelona."

»Gazzetta dello Sport«: "Verstappen does what he wants: he rules over Hamilton and Russell."

»Tuttosport«: "Verstappen wins with ease, bad Ferraris."


»L'Équipe«: "The Verstappen show, a boring race."


»Kronen Zeitung«: »Another show of power by Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Not even a "yellow card" could slow down the world champion's extraterrestrial start-finish victory."

»Courier«: "Max Verstappen is unstoppable. It wasn't him at the Spanish Grand Prix, nor does he seem to be on his way to his third world title in a row."


»Blick«: "Mercedes and especially Lewis Hamilton smell morning air after the double podium in Barcelona."

»Tages-Anzeiger«: »Mercedes is experiencing a rebirth. Lewis Hamilton and his teammate only have to admit defeat to the outstanding Max Verstappen.