F1 fans rage over English media comments on Max Verstappen’s ‘gifted’ Spanish GP win

The Spanish Grand Prix ended in favor of Max Verstappen after his battle with a DRS problem spoiled his changes to gain places in the early stages of the race. However, many fans called the Spanish GP victory a “gifted victory” considering how Verstappen took the lead in the race.

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Charles Leclerc led the race at the start while Verstappen chased him. Later, the Dutchman came off the track to join the race behind George Russell and Sergio Perez. However, gaining positions seemed difficult for Max due to issues with his DRS flap.

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Later, the Monegasque driver had a DNF, which gave Russell the advantage. Meanwhile, Max struggled to take the lead as his Mexican teammate managed to pass Russell. Checo led the race until Verstappen edged the Mercedes. Then the Austrian team asked Perez to swap positions with Verstappen, resulting in Max winning the race.

Fans react to English media comment on Verstappen’s Spanish GP win

People thought Max only won the race because Leclerc retired and Checo gave up the win. So they started calling his victory a “gifted victory”. Moreover, the English media also found the Dutch driver’s victory at the Spanish GP “gifted”.

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And as soon as the statement was released, F1 fans offered their views on English media commentary on Verstappen’s Spanish victory. Many F1 fans agreed with the statement from the English media.

But some fans have recalled why the English news channel never commented on Hamilton swapping places with Valtteri Bottas to win races.

Max Verstappen thanked Checo for Spanish GP win

The 24-year-old became the 2022 championship leader after winning the Spanish Grand Prix. It wasn’t the smoothest race for the Dutchman. But he ended up winning the race after Leclerc’s DNF and swapping places with Perez.

Later, Verstappen took to his Twitter to share his emotions and thanked his teammate for letting him see the checkered flag first.

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Verstappen wrote, Having another One-Two makes me very proud. Many thanks to Sergio Perez to be a great teammate again.

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The next race for the Red Bull duo is the prestigious Monaco GP. Let’s see if Max scores another P1 or if Checo gets their first win this season.