Verstappen: No Spanish GP win without my dad

Max Verstappen has hailed the influence of father Jos after his record-breaking victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Father Jos enjoyed a long F1 career, finishing on the podium twice in 106 starts, and the younger Verstappen was quick to praise the role the former Benetton driver has had on his development.

Max Verstappen has hailed the influence of father Jos after his record-breaking victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Verstappen marked his first race since being promoted from Toro Rosso to Red Bull with a stunning triumph at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday after Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the first lap.

The 18-year-old became the youngest Formula One race winner in history and was also the first Dutchman to take an F1 chequered flag.

Father Jos enjoyed a long F1 career, finishing on the podium twice in 106 starts, and the younger Verstappen was quick to praise the role the former Benetton driver has had on his development.

"He was crying, he was incredibly happy and best result for a Dutchman as well," Verstappen said of his father in an interview with Red Bull.

"My dad finished twice third and [it is an] incredible achievement from our side because he helped me a lot in the beginning of my career up until Formula One. 

"I think without him I wouldn't have won. He wanted me to be better than him and I think he's very proud."

Verstappen will now look to earn another strong result at the Monaco Grand Prix.

On his prospects in Monte Carlo, he added: "The car should be quite fast there. The target for Monaco first of all is just to stay out of the walls and if we stay out of the walls hopefully we can be close or on the podium."

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