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2024 F1 Miami GP sprint results: Max Verstappen wins

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Saturday’s Miami Grand Prix sprint race, leading every lap after chopping across Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on the run to the first corner.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB20, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-24

Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Verstappen beat Leclerc and his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez in the 19-lap race, the second sprint event of the season.

F1 Miami GP sprint results

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Laps   Time 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 19 -
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 19 -3.371
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 19 -5.095
3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 19 -14.971
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 19 -15.222
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 19 -15.750
27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 19 -22.054
22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 19 -29.816
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 19 -31.880
10  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 19 -34.355
11  24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 19 -35.078
12  63 George Russell Mercedes 19 -35.755
13  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 19 -36.086
14  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 19 -36.892
15  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 19 -37.740
16  44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 19 -49.347
17  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 19 -59.409
18  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 19 -1'06.303
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1 -
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 0 -

2024 F1 Miami GP sprint race report

Poleman Verstappen, who started on scrubbed medium tyres, led the charge to the opening corner ahead of Leclerc, who started on fresh rubber.

Daniel Ricciardo’s RB grabbed third from Perez at Turn 1, who ran wide trying to get around Leclerc, with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz running fifth.

The safety car was quickly required, as McLaren’s Lando Norris didn’t make it around Turn 1. The crash was triggered by the Aston Martins of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll brushing wheels at first, but then Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes lunged to their inside and the four cars connected.

Norris got spun out by Stroll, who was also forced to retire in the pits, while Alonso stopped to change a puncture.

The race restarted on lap four, with Verstappen heading Leclerc, Ricciardo, Perez and Sainz. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) ran sixth, ahead of the Haas cars of Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, with Hamilton in ninth and perhaps fortunate to escape a penalty for his ambitious first-corner move.

Perez outbraked Ricciardo into Turn 11 on lap five to take the final spot on the podium.

Verstappen led Leclerc by 1.7s at half distance, while Ricciardo lost DRS on Perez with nine laps to go, leaving him prone to Sainz’s attacks.

Hamilton banged wheels with Magnussen at Turn 12 on lap 12, with Magnussen getting a 10s penalty for earlier cutting the chicane.

Hamilton attacked Magnussen again on lap 14, but as they both ran off the track it allowed RB’s Yuki Tsunoda to snatch ninth from Hamilton. Magnussen gave spots up to them both, but got two more penalties.

Verstappen won by 3s from Leclerc and Perez. Ricciardo was a distant fourth but kept the close-following Sainz and Piastri at bay.

Hulkenberg was seventh, while Hamilton passed Tsunoda for eighth on the final lap, with Pierre Gasly (Alpine) in 10th.

But Hamilton was given a post-race drive-through penalty for speeding in the pits during the safety car, the 20s penalty dropping him to 16th, which put Logan Sargeant (Williams) inside the top 10.

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon received a 10s penalty before the race even started after ramming Leclerc’s Ferrari in the pitlane on the way to the grid. He took advantage of the safety car by getting it out of the way and finished 15th.

Alex Albon started his Williams from the pit lane after a disastrous qualifying and finished 13th.

F1 Miami GP sprint fastest laps

Cla Driver  Car / Engine   Time   Delay   kp/h 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'30.415   215.486
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'30.807 0.392 214.556
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'30.921 0.506 214.287
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'31.393 0.978 213.180
3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1'31.505 1.090 212.919
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'31.568 1.153 212.773
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'31.830 1.415 212.165
22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1'31.844 1.429 212.133
27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1'31.963 1.548 211.859
10  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'32.113 1.698 211.514
11  24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1'32.131 1.716 211.472
12  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'32.148 1.733 211.433
13  63 George Russell Mercedes 1'32.173 1.758 211.376
14  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1'32.192 1.777 211.332
15  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'32.218 1.803 211.273
16  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1'32.223 1.808 211.261
17  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'32.355 1.940 210.959
18  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1'32.462 2.047 210.715

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