Without any doubt, this was the best ever Grand Prix in this new turbocharged era which began in 2014. Not only did we have an exciting race finish with almost 4 drivers in contention for the top spot, even history was made with Max Verstappen becoming the youngest ever driver winning a F1 race. This wouldn’t have been possible without the crash between team mates at Mercedes-AMG Petronas – Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg.
At turn 4, Hamilton picked up speed and tried to overtake Nico on the inside. However, Rosberg closed the door and Lewis came in too hot to get hold on his car. Eventually, he hit the grass and went sliding towards the corner and collecting race leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg lost speed having switched to a wrong engine mode reportedly. Both the Mercedes cars were out of the race having crashed into each other and beached in the gravel. 43 points were lost thanks to this crash
However, race stewards accounted this as just a racing incident, and no driver received a penalty on their F1 license.
This has made the 2016 championship very, very interesting.
Now, Nico Rosberg leads the championship with Kimi Raikkonen in 2nd, while Lewis holds on to the 3rd spot.
Having finish ahead of both Ferrari cars driven by world champions, Max Verstappen has shown that he deserved the top drive at Red Bull Racing after he was promoted to the bigger team from this race weekend onwards.
Apart from Mercedes, we don’t think anyone else felt bad about the turn 4 accident as it resulted in a very eventful Spanish Grand Prix.