Verstappen comes from behind to win 2023 F1 Miami Grand Prix

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Pink Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen prolonged his lead within the 2023 Formulation One World Championship with a formidable drive on Sunday on the Miami Grand Prix, having began at ninth on the grid and ending up in first place.

Fellow Pink Bull driver and pole-sitter Sergio Perez completed in second place, roughly 5 seconds again, whereas Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso closed out the highest three positions, by crossing the end line some 26 seconds behind the winner.

In the beginning of the race, Perez was joined by Alonso on the entrance of the grid and was quickly within the lead, whereas Alonso was pressured to carry off Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. Additional down the sector, Verstappen was rapidly working his manner up and would attain second after simply 15 laps.

2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

2023 Formulation 1 Miami Grand Prix

Perez made his first and solely pit cease on lap 20, and rejoined the race in fourth. He then made a collection of quickest laps and was in second place when Alonso made his personal cease on lap 25. Verstappen within the lead pushed arduous on his older tires with a purpose to construct up a niche, whereas Perez managed his tires to make sure they’d be as much as scratch to final till the tip of the race.

Verstappen finally made his cease on lap 45, returning to the race in second place however just one.2 seconds behind Perez and with 12 laps remaining. Along with his contemporary tires and the usage of DRS, Verstappen rapidly handed his teammate on the subsequent lap and managed to carry the lead spot till the end. The reigning champion additionally managed a quickest lap within the ultimate stage to safe a bonus level.

Following the weekend’s motion, Verstappen’s tally within the Drivers’ Championship has grown to 119 factors. Perez is second with 105 factors and Alonso is third with 75 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Pink Bull leads with 224 factors, versus the 102 of Aston Martin and 96 of Mercedes-Benz AMG. The subsequent race on the calendar is the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Italy’s Imola racetrack in a fortnight.

2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix - Photo credit: Getty Images

2023 Formulation 1 Miami Grand Prix – Picture credit score: Getty Pictures

Under are the complete outcomes from the 2023 Formulation 1 Miami Grand Prix:

1) Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing
2) Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing +5.384 seconds
3) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin +26.305 seconds
4) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +33.229 seconds
5) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +42.511 seconds
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +51.249 seconds
7) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +52.988 seconds
8) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri +55.670 seconds
9) Esteban Ocon, Alpine +58.123 seconds
10) Kevin Magnussen, Haas +62.945 seconds
11) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +64.309 seconds
12) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +64.754 seconds
13) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +71.637 seconds
14) Alexander Albon, Williams +72.861 seconds
15) Nico Hulkenberg, Haas +74.950 seconds
16) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo +78.440 seconds
17) Lando Norris, McLaren +87.717 seconds
18) Nyck De Vries, AlphaTauri +88.949 seconds
19) Oscar Piastri, McLaren +1 lap
20) Logan Sargeant, Williams +1 lap

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