Three Wins Achieved: Will the Fourth Victory Follow?

Next weekend, the Spanish Grand Prix is happening. This race usually favors Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing, but the competition is stiff this year.

Verstappen has a strong history in Spain with several memorable wins. Let’s take a look at his highlights at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Legendary 2016 Victory

“Joohee, joohoo.” Those famous words from Olav Mol marked Verstappen’s first win at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the first lap, clearing the way for Verstappen to seize victory.

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel couldn’t overtake him in their Ferraris, making it a historic day on May 15, 2016. At just 18 years and 288 days old, he became the youngest Formula 1 race winner ever. The Dutch fans were ecstatic!

Breaking Hamilton’s Streak

From 2017 to 2021, Hamilton dominated this track. But in 2022, Verstappen was unstoppable. Charles Leclerc started strong but had engine trouble by lap 27. “I’ve lost power,” he radioed in frustration.

Verstappen overtook George Russell after that and cruised to victory while teammate Sergio Perez finished second. Russell had to settle for third place.

Fans might feel this was a turning point for Verstappen’s career dominance.

Another Win Last Season

The following year was even smoother for Verstappen. Starting from pole position with his RB19 car, he managed to fend off Carlos Sainz’s attack right from the start.

He also took Perez’s fastest lap time, ending up with an impressive ‘grand slam’ weekend—26 points instead of the usual 25!

Chasing Legendary Status

That marked his third win at this circuit. Next weekend (June 21-23), he could add another win to his record. While it may not be as easy as last year, there’s still a good chance for him and Red Bull Racing.

If he wins again on Sunday, he’ll join legends like Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, and Jackie Stewart—drivers who have won three consecutive Spanish Grands Prix.

What do you think? Will Verstappen make history again?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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