Verstappen always wins in F1: he won the Miami Sprint :: Olé

05/04/2024 1:36 p.m. Updated on 05/04/2024 2:32 p.m.

Max Verstappen It is the main banner of the Formula 1. Three-time champion in the category – the last two with a wide difference over his rivals – the Red Bull driver seems to win even when his car is not at its maximum performance and even when rivals squeeze their cars to the limit. background and improve. Thus he managed his victory in the Miami Grand Prix Sprint, where he became the first to see the black and white checkered flag after having completed 19 laps of the track. Charles Leclerc and Checo Pérez completed the podium of the mini race.

Max Verstappen celebrates with the local public. (AFP)

“I didn’t get the start very well. I had Leclerc close in turn 1, but I held on and after the safety car I increased the pace. We have work to do, although we are in a good position for qualifying and the race. We managed a good difference in China, where the car behaved very well; here we still have to touch on some things,” commented the winner, who was not entirely happy and made it clear in radio conversations with his team.

Verstappen, absolute leader of the championship with 118 units (27 more than his teammate), sped at pure speed, closed the inside of the track to Leclerc and stayed in front on the first lap. To make matters worse, he had a wink of fate: at the start there was a multiple contact between Alonso, Norris, Stroll and Hamilton and he had the margin of two laps to warm up the tires a little more while the British McLaren’s car retired.

The F1 podium, with Zidane as the protagonist. (Reuters)

Since then, he managed the line to his liking, gaining a three-second advantage over his main opponent in Miami andHe managed the rest of the race without any problems. Of course, he took the opportunity to let Horner and company know how upset he was about the lack of grip on the RB19’s wheels. In any case, the victory was never at risk and the emotion, in that sense, was in the fight for fourth place between Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz and, especially, for eighth between Hamilton, Kevin Magnussen (who was penalized for making two dangerous maneuvers) and Yuki Tsunoda.

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Magnussen took Hamilton off the track and ruined the race for the Briton

Ultimately, both Magnussen and Hamilton received a penalty and ended up at the back of the grid.

Hamilton had a career to forget. (Reuters)Hamilton had a career to forget. (Reuters)

F1 Sprint positions in Miami

  1. Verstappen
  2. Leclerc
  3. Perez
  4. Ricciardo
  5. Sainz
  6. Piastri
  7. Hulkenberg
  8. Tsunoda
  9. Gasly
  10. Sargeant
  11. Zhou
  12. Russel
  13. Albon
  14. Bottas
  15. Or with
  16. hamilton
  17. Alonso
  18. Magnussen
  19. Stroll
  20. Norris

How is the Formula 1 weekend going?

After a bit of rest for the drivers and a lot of work by the team’s mechanics and engineers, qualifying for the main race on Sunday will take place this Saturday, starting at 4:30 p.m. (Star+ and Fox Sports). Precisely, the final will take place tomorrow from 5 p.m.

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