May 19, 2024

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2024 Miami Sprint Grand Prix report and highlights: Max Verstappen rallies to win Sprint race over Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez in Miami

2024 Miami Sprint Grand Prix report and highlights: Max Verstappen rallies to win Sprint race over Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez in Miami

On lap 14, Hamilton attempted to pass Magnussen again, leading to another moment between turns 11 and 12 – the Briton reported that he “pushed me off the track” – allowing Tsunoda to move up to ninth and take a well-deserved net points finish. For the imminent penalty kick for the Dane.

There were more changes shortly afterwards, as Tsunoda, and finally Hamilton, overtook Magnussen, who was hit with further penalties for the above clash and track limit infringements, resulting in a head-to-head showdown between the right-back machines and Mercedes for the final point to the grid. Checkered flag.

With all the drama unfolding, race leader Verstappen held his nerve to complete the remaining kilometers and take the sprint win, followed by Leclerc and Perez, while Ricciardo narrowly held on to fourth place ahead of Sainz and Piastri.

Hulkenberg was a good 7th for Haas, with Hamilton managing to beat Tsunoda to 8th but then dropping down the order after being investigated for speeding in the pit lane when the field passed through him under the early safety car and subsequently gained 20 seconds. . penalty.

Pierre Gasly therefore finished ninth in his Alpine car, behind Sargent, Zhu Guanyu and Russell in the other Mercedes, Albon, Bottas and Ocon, with Hamilton finishing 16th ahead of the late Alonso and the heavily penalized Magnussen.

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