Leclerc and Sainz finish on the podium

MIAMI – Max Verstappen also wins the Miami Grand Prix. Leclerc and Sainz get on the podium. Ferrari remains in command of the Drivers ‘Championship (with Leclerc) and of the Constructors’ Championship. Fourth Perez, then the Mercedes of Russell and Hamilton. This in short is the Miami GP that Verstappen dominated from the very first laps.

Leclerc takes advantage of the pole position, starts well and keeps the first position. Verstappen, on the other hand, overtakes Sainz and immediately sets off on the hunt for the World Cup leader. Hamilton loses two positions to avoid hitting Perez, then passes Alonso and Gasly. Verstappen slowly gains tenths on Leclerc and on lap 9 overtakes the Ferrari driver, who pays for some problems with the tires. The Monegasque remains in the slipstream and tries not to let the Dutchman escape. Perez takes Sainz, but at the decisive moment the Mexican loses power and walks away.

The entry of Safety does not change much. Leclerc is increasingly aggressive, he does not let Max breathe but he goes on to win, even taking the fastest lap. In the end Mick Schumacher is unlucky who loses the eighth place after an accident with his friend Vettel. Bottas (seventh), Ocon, Alonso and Albon also scored points in the area.

Verstappen: “Very happy to have won”

The Miami GP, fifth round of the 2022 F1 World Championship, went to Dutchman Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver preceded the two Ferraris of Monegasque Charles Leclerc and Spaniard Carlos Sainz at the end of a very exciting race. «It was a physical and exciting GP. I am very happy to have won and for the work done », Max’s few words.

Leclerc: “Now under with the developments”

The Monegasque of Ferrari confirms the fatigue made in this race: «Physically it was a difficult race – said Leclerc – we struggled a lot with medium tires, especially in the first stint. I was reassembled and this made the race more difficult for us. With the hard bikes, on the other hand, we were very competitive. In the end I thought I could overtake Max, but today they had an advantage in the pace. But it was fun. It’s great to have so many people in the stands and so many Ferrari fans. Thanks! Max and I show? I also hope to see more fights. We need to focus on development, it will be important between now and the end of the year. We hope to be able to grow from the next race onwards ».

Sainz: “I keep third place, but I want more”

Carlos Sainz comments positively on the third place obtained on the MIami circuit. «Let’s say that I have been better than what happened today. After the accident on Friday I suffered from neck pain and I had to manage the situation again today. My race turned into a long battle against Sergio Perez and luckily I was able to keep the podium. A good result, what we wanted ».

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