Max Verstappen holds off challenge of Charles Leclerc to win Miami F1 GP

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  • Red Bull driver overtook pole-position Leclerc early on
  • Ferrari’s Leclerc takes second and Carlos Sainz third

The tequila has flowed freely this weekend in Miami as Formula One threw its all into hosting the party it wanted in order to celebrate its inaugural race here. By the time the chequered flag flew, Max Verstappen was unequivocal that he and his Red Bull team deserved a drink of their own having edged Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc into second place.

The Dutchman had to come back against the odds after a trying weekend to deliver with consummate skill a victory that again proved beyond doubt just what a level he is operating at when he has the car he wants beneath him and a race by the scruff of the neck.

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Written by Giles Richards at the Hard Rock Stadium Circuit
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