Max Verstappen was the Ultimate winner in Barcelona taking his maiden win in Formula 1, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the sport.

Asides from switching from Toro Rosso to Red Bull mid-season, he proved his calmness, racing instincts and kept all the pressure behind him from the Ferraris as he went on to win in his debut at Red Bull Racing.

The biggest losers of the race were Mercedes who lost a possible 43 points as both of their drivers crashed out within 30 seconds of the Grand Prix. It means Hamilton is still yet to win a race this season and we still see Nico Rosberg as the main championship leader, but questions will be asked in the team.

Ferrari may have finished in a 2-3 without a win, at a time where pressure is on for them to win. But none-the-less they were able to capitalise on Mercedes’ crash and finish ahead of the Red Bull of Daniil Ricciardo, who finished P4.

Speaking of other Red Bull drivers Carlos Sainz finished in a solid P6 position at his home race, whilst his new returning teammate at Toro Rosso took the last championship point, in what has been a difficult few races for the Russian driver.

It was a shame for Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez, who missed out on points in what was a great for the Mexican driver making several overtakes. He has still yet to finish in the points this season, but still outscored teammate Grosjean in this race.

Haas and McLaren also had a race to forget in which they were optimistic about scoring points, where they will leave China pointless.

It was also a disappointing race for Force India with Nico Hulkenberg as flames appeared from the back of his car and lead him to retire.

Overall Mercedes were the biggest losers this weekend and a young Verstappen was there to capitalise each step of the way.

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