Max Verstappen maintains world championship lead after beating Crimson Bull team-mate Sergio Perez to victory at Miami Grand Prix; Verstappen began ninth on the grid after Qualifying error; Fernando Alonso takes his fourth podium in 5 races for Aston Martin
Final Up to date: 07/05/23 10:11pm
Max Verstappen produced a surprising restoration from ninth on the grid to beat Crimson Bull team-mate Sergio Perez to victory within the Miami Grand Prix.
A Verstappen error in Qualifying noticed pole-sitter Perez gifted an opportunity to say a victory that may have given him the world championship lead, however the Dutchman produced a scintillating drive to win by 5 seconds and lengthen his benefit to 14 factors.
Verstappen took simply 15 laps to cost into second, and was capable of outpace Perez because the pair drove on reverse methods, finally easing previous the Mexican with 9 laps remaining.
Fernando Alonso, who began second, drove a strong but lonely race to say his fourth third-place in 5 outings for Aston Martin.
George Russell was fifth as Mercedes confirmed improved race tempo after a disappointing Saturday, ending forward of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.
Having began in thirteenth after a poor Qualifying show, Lewis Hamilton additionally took benefit of the improved W14 to take sixth, finishing a late cross on the opposite Ferrari of Charles Leclerc to seal the place.
Alpine accomplished a strong weekend as Pierre Gasly completed eighth, a spot forward of team-mate Esteban Ocon, whereas Kevin Magnussen took the ultimate level for Haas after beginning fourth.
Miami GP Race End result
1) Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull
2) Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull
3) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
4) George Russell, Mercedes
5) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
7) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
8) Pierre Gasly, Alpine
9) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
10) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
Extra to observe…