Max Verstappen has said he felt 'incredible' after becoming the youngest-ever Formula 1 race winner after triumphing at the Spanish Grand Prix on 15 May.
The 18-year-old Dutchman won on his debut for the Red Bull team after taking advantage of a collision between Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to prevail in Barcelona.
"It feels amazing, my first win. I still can't believe it really, it was an amazing race, a lot of pressure from behind – and then to pull it off. Incredible," he told Reuters after the race.
"I just wanted to have a clean race, have a good start. It all changed when the two Mercedes cars touched each other and went off. So then I was, ok, maybe a podium is possible. And in the end we came out with a win," he added.
Max said that his father Jos, a former F1 driver, had wept as he saw his son win the race. Verstappen is not just the youngest Grand Prix winner ever but also the first Dutchman to do it. Summing up his weekend, Verstappen said it could not have been better.
"This weekend has been great. I learned a lot, I am still learning a lot and yeah, to come into a new team and straight away win the race – perfect," he said.
The next race in the Formula 1 season is the Monaco Grand Prix on 29 May. Verstappen's win puts him sixth in the World Driver's Championship. After winning the first four races Nico Rosberg remains first, with Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen second and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton third.