Max Verstappen Wins the Miami Grand Prix
He returned to the Sunshine State for a second time just over eight years after making his professional racing debut in the Florida Winter Series. On Sunday in Miami, after 57 laps, he had completed his objective.
In the Miami Grand Prix, Max Verstappen pushed out a late challenge from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to win the race. Second straight win for Verstappen, after his first place result at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Italy a few weeks earlier.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took the last podium slot ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc, who finished second.
In the drivers’ championship, Verstappen is currently just 19 points behind leader Leclerc, who now has a 104–85 advantage. In third place is Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez, who has 66 points for the season. The top five are completed by Sainz (53) and George Russell (59) of Mercedes.
Formula One driver Max Verstappen won the race, however it was Leclerc’s car’s problems on medium tyres that cost him victory.
It was a physically challenging race for the driver, according to Leclerc after the race. Our performance on the medium tyres was less than stellar, especially in our first stint, and we ended up losing ground to the leaders. Our race got a little more challenging after that. At one time I believed I could catch Max, but they had the upper hand in terms of speed today.”
The next Formula One race will take place on May 22 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, with the Spanish Grand Prix immediately following.