Lando Norris Finally Wins, Max Verstappen Bested at Miami

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Lando Norris wins the Miami Grand Prix with a Max Verstappen-level margin of victory on Sunday evening, crossing the finish line 7.612 seconds ahead of Verstappen. Norris finally beat the three-time World Champion for his first F1 victory in his 110 Grand Prix start.

Norris had the longest run of podium finishes without a win in F1 history, many have been waiting for his win to come through finally.

On a safety car restart, after Kevin Magnussen and Logan Sargeant crashed, Norris exited the pit lane on fresh tires ahead of Max Verstappen, who dominated the early part of the race.

Norris started in fifth position and was coming off an unlucky sprint race on Saturday, where he was collected in the first corner of the first lap. He bounced back in qualification to start fifth and powered towards the front.


While on the cool-down lap, Norris was heard screaming in celebration before stating that he knew today was the day.

"I knew it when I came in this morning and said today is the day," Norris said over the radio. "I nailed it; you nailed it."

Everyone agrees it's been time for Norris' first victory; Verstappen walked over and told his competitor it is "About time."

In his first post-race interview, Norris stated, "It's about time, F*ck, sorry."

"I finally delivered."

After the safety car, Norris quickly pulled away to a lead, later stretching it to seven-plus seconds. Verstappen collected his first podium finish not on the top step this year.

Charles Leclerc finished third in a continued show of consistency.

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