Max Verstappen closed the gap on Championship leader Charles Leclerc for the second race in a row with victory at the Miami GP.
Reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen has now come out victorious in three races this year after clinching the win at the Miami GP on Sunday. The Dutchman started in P3 but overtook both Ferraris on the track to take a stunning win at the first-ever race at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida. Verstappen also got an extra point for setting the fastest lap of the race.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished P2 and P3 respectively while Red Bull’s Sergio Perez grabbed P4 as Red Bull closed the gap on the Scuderia to just six points in the Constructors’ championship. Even Verstappen cut Leclerc’s lead in the Drivers’ championship to 19 points.
George Russell managed a P5 finish after starting 12th on the grid, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Esteban Ocon also impressed as he finished in P8 after starting from the back of the grid, ahead of his Alpine teammate Fernando Alonso. Williams’ Alex Albon grabbed the final point.
However, F1 fans were simply ecstatic with the way Max Verstappen drove to take the lead and fend off pressure from Leclerc towards the end of the race.
F1 fans react to Max Verstappen’s win at Miami GP
On Twitter, one wrote, “Max Verstappen is really looking like he wants to keep a hold of his title this year” while another added, “Max overtaking both Ferraris after a poor qualifying shows how great a driver he is.” A third commented, “I can certainly see Verstappen winning every race he finishes unless Red Bull have reliability issues”.
Here are some more reactions as fans congratulated Max Verstappen for his win:
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