F1: Max Verstappen wins Miami Grand Prix sprint race

MIAMI – Max Verstappen (Red Bull), leader in the Formula 1 world championship, won the sprint race of the Miami Grand Prix on Saturday, the sixth round of the season out of 24, contested at the Miami International Autodrome, in Miami Gardens (Florida). ).

The three-time reigning Dutch world champion beat Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and his Red Bull teammate, Mexican Sergio Pérez.

At the cost of fierce defense, Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Racing Bulls) took a superb fourth place, ahead of the second Ferrari of Spaniard Carlos Sainz and his compatriot Oscar Piastri (McLaren). The first six in the race thus retained their starting position.

The race was marked by a collision at the first corner which led to the retirement of Briton Lando Norris (McLaren) and Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin). Also affected, the Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) was able to continue but finished second to last.

The German Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) took full advantage of this clash and finished seventh, while Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) collected the last point for eighth place.

Overtaken in the last lap by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), the Japanese took advantage of the sanction imposed on the Briton for speeding in the pits to retain this precious position. The seven-time world champion finally ranked 16th.

Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpine) finished in ninth place and failed to score points, while his teammate and compatriot, Esteban Ocon finished 15th.

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