Verstappen's age masks the real story

Verstappen's age masks the real story

Max Verstappen made history with victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. But while his win continues a growing trend of young success in F1, his age is of little consequence, argues EDD STRAW

Max Verstappen's first grand prix victory at the age of 18 years and 227 days, younger even than the next-youngest grand prix starter (Jaime Alguersuari), was an extraordinary feat.

When most think back to what they were doing at 18, they would have been far off having the necessary maturity and experience to hold off Kimi Raikkonen to win a Formula 1 race. And it's that - the mental strength - rather than the speed or the so-called 'natural' talent, which is truly impressive about Verstappen and marks this out as the start of something big.

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