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5 best athletes for the week May 9th-15th May

A look at the best performers from last week.

Top 5 / Top 10 17 May 2016, 16:21 IST

The last week in sport saw a lot of events take place. A new Formual One winner, a new Rime Masters winner etc meant that fans had a lot to cheer about. Here’s a look at the best athletes from last week.

1.Max Verstappen

What were you doing at the age of 18? Preparing for your 12th Standard Board Exams? Searching for colleges? Maybe. 

But Max Verstappen, racing in his maiden event for  Redbull Racing, was doing neither last Sunday evening and on the tracks of Catalunya, scorched his way to a win to become the youngest ever driver in history to win a Formula One race.

The 18-tear-old clocked a timing of 1:41:40.017 and finished 0.616 seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who is nearly double his age and Sebastian Vettel finished 3rd, 5.516 seconds behind the winner.

It was a phenomenal moment for the youngster, who had been picked to replace Daniel Kvyat after the Russian Grand Prix earlier this year and showed what he was capable of with an excellent win to throw the cat among the pigeons, as far as the remainder of the season was concerned.

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