The Oracle Red Bull Racing team had a successful first Miami F1 Grand Prix. Max Verstappen scored his third win of the season, teammate Sergio Perez crossed the finish line fourth behind.
Max Verstappen’s victory in Miami puts the Dutchman firmly in second place in the general classification of the Formula 1 championship behind his rival, Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc. The Monegask leads the list with 104 points, Verstappen has reduced the difference to 19 points after a bad start to the F1 season and has now collected 85. Sergio Perez the teammate of the current world champion follows P3 on 66 points.
Team principal Christian Horner looks back with satisfaction on the warm race at the Miami International Autodrome: “It was a real strategic race today and we gave everything we could. We were very lucky that Ferrari did not pit under the Safety Car. Despite this, Max was under a lot of pressure from Charles Leclerc after the Safety Car, but he remained focused and made no mistakes and was gradually able to break the DRS, which was very powerful today, and take the win.”
Horner continues: “Checo was really unlucky on Sunday. He had a sensor problem early on and lost about 30 horsepower. When we got him into the pits during the Safety Car and gave him a tire advantage, he really sat down and without that problem he might have even finished second. Some interesting races are coming up now. The car is running well, there are still some developments to come in the summer and we still need to lose some weight, but we are happy with what we have achieved this weekend.”