Red Bull Racing must be feeling very pleased with themselves. After the debacle at the Russian Grand Prix, the team’s management ruthlessly demoted hapless driver Daniil Kvyat to their junior team, Toro Rosso, and promoted preciously gifted teenager Max Verstappen to take his place in the senior car. At the time, the move was considered rather harsh by many, with fellow racing driver Jenson Button coming out in support of the beleaguered Russian.
But what an inspired decision it proved to be! With the two Mercedes boys recklessly playing dodgems at the front during the start of the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday and promptly taking each other out, Max Verstappen kept his cool to become the youngest winner in F1 history at just 18 years old.
What an auspicious start to his racing career. No doubt the team will be enjoying something a little stronger than Red Bull to celebrate his win, though young Max may want to stick to Red Bull. It gives you wins, don’t you know.