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Miami GP: Max Verstappen holds off Charles Leclerc to win inaugural race after Lando Norris crash led to late battle

Last Updated: 08/05/22 10:15pm



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Max Verstappen leads the Miami GP after a nice manoeuvre on Charles Leclerc

Max Verstappen leads the Miami GP after a nice manoeuvre on Charles Leclerc

Max Verstappen resisted a late Charles Leclerc onslaught to win the inaugural Miami Grand Prix and cut his rival’s championship lead.

Verstappen was in supreme form amid an incredible atmosphere at America’s new street track and was comfortable after overtaking both Ferraris early on, before a late Safety Car – caused by a dramatic Lando Norris crash – led to a thrilling finale as the field bunched up.

Leclerc, the pole-sitter who lost his lead on Lap 7, suddenly found pace again in the closing stages as F1 2022’s title protagonists battled again, but could not get ahead of Verstappen despite getting close with DRS.

Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly come together causing Norris to lose a wheel and he crashes out of the Miami GP

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Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly come together causing Norris to lose a wheel and he crashes out of the Miami GP

Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly come together causing Norris to lose a wheel and he crashes out of the Miami GP

Verstappen held his nerve and becomes the first Miami GP winner, cutting Leclerc’s title lead to 19 points.

Verstappen has won every race he has finished this season, and would be leading the championship without his two DNFs.

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