Max Verstappen bagged a stunning win as Red Bull nailed the proceedings at the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting at 9th, Verstappen pulled off a superb victory to land his second title in Miami.
Max Verstappen bags his second title at Miami, pulling off a sensational win
While Verstappen finished first, teammate Sergio Perez, who began on pole, came second, and Alonso finished third.
Max Verstappen bagged the Miami Grand Prix from ninth on the starting grid with an intricate display of tire management on the game day to extend his Formula One Championship lead over Sergio Perez, his red bull teammate.
Red Bull’s fourth one-two finish in five races gave a blow to Mexican Perez’s hopes of wrestling the overall lead from the double world champion in Miami, following the pole position on Saturday.
Fernando Alonso finished third
Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso concluded in the third place, and that’s the fourth time this season after beginning on the first row. Max Verstappen, six points clear of Perez in the beginning, currently stands 14 ahead of him in the championship, on 119. Alonso stands third on 75. It was his 38th win, joint with Sebastian Vettel for the highest victories for Red Bull.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz came fifth, between the two Britons, and Leclerc came seventh in the other Ferrari. Logan Sergeant, the only American on the list, began last and was dropping further back following an early incident that got William Rookie into the pits for a brand new front wing. He came last.
Haas, the only U.S.-bankrolled outfit, had a disappointing day, with Kevin Magnussen coming 10th and Nico Hulkenberg finishing 15th.
Red Bull is not leading the constructor’s championship with 224 points; Aston Martin stands second with 102, and Mercedes is third with 96.