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F1 Spanish GP: Rossi leads Verstappen praise after ‘historic’ win

Valentino Rossi and Alain Prost are amongst the leading motorsport figures to pay tribute to F1's newest and youngest race winner Max Verstappen.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is amongst the leading motorsport figures to hail the achievements of Max Verstappen following his extraordinary victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.

The 18 year old became the youngest person to win an F1 race and did so in his first event with the Red Bull Racing team having been promoted from Toro Rosso barely a week earlier.

A remarkable story for Formula 1, Verstappen's achievements would go on to transcend the series on social media as leading figures across motorsport – including MotoGP champions Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo - took time on social media to express their admiration for the youngster's achievements.

























And the final word to the man himself…




by Ollie Barstow



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JedPB67

May 16, 2016 10:36 AM

Tesla: It shows that MotoGP riders have larger heart when it comes to showering appreciation and accolade on drivers from other racing disciplines. Well done, riders! :)
In fairness there's a lot of drivers out there that enjoy bike racing. Certainly Romain Grosjean and Fernando Alonso from F1, but also a lot of drivers from WEC and ELMS do as well :)



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