Verstappen made a second pit stop on lap 48 with the virtual Safety Car in place, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in second, and Russell in third.
Verstappen made light work of his grid penalties to win the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix starting from 15th position on the grid to win the race.
It was a "special moment," said Audi boss Markus Duesmann at a press conference ahead of the Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. "We will in 2026 start racing in F1," he said, reports DPA.
On the eve of the Belgian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 returns from its summer break, Ricciardo and McLaren announced they would complete the final nine races of the year together before going their separate ways.
The announcement comes only three days after Dutch driver Nyck de Vries won the Formula E world championship title
Other teams rallied around to express their support as well
Lewis Hamilton, who sealed this year's title in Turkey and won Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, was tested three times last week including Sunday afternoon.
Lewis Hamilton on Saturday took his 96th pole position ahead of the Russian Grand Prix and would be looking to equal Schumacher's record of 91 race wins on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel is moving to the team currently known as Racing Point from Ferrari, who earlier this year decided not to offer the German a new contract.