Live F1 | Reactions after Verstappen’s victory in entertaining Miami sprint race

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Live F1 | Reacties na zege Verstappen in vermakelijke sprintrace Miami

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Good evening and welcome to this live blog. Here I (Patrick Moeke) will keep you informed of all developments surrounding the Miami Grand Prix. Have fun!
  • Verstappen wins sprint race
  • 10 p.m.:
  • Qualification

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Saturday May 4 at 7:08 PM


Saturday May 4 at 7:08 PM

“I had a pretty good start and ended up sitting next to Max in Turn 1,” says Charles Leclerc. “But then I didn’t want to take too much risk. If you crash heavily in the sprint, you cannot participate in qualifying. Yesterday we were already close, hopefully I can still take pole position this afternoon.”


Saturday May 4 at 6:53 PM

“I didn’t have the best start and had to defend a lot to keep my position,” Max Verstappen analyzes. “The safety car restored calm. Furthermore, it was a good, but not perfect race. We still have some work to do towards qualifying, fortunately that is possible with this new format. We still have to fine-tune the car a bit. But we his of course stay with the win.”


Saturday May 4 at 6:38 PM

FINISH – The outcome:
  1. Verstappen
  2. Leclerc
  3. Pérez
  4. Ricciardo
  5. Sainz
  6. Piastri
  7. Hulkenberg
  8. Hamilton
  9. Tsunoda
  10. Gasly
  11. Sargeant
  12. Zhou
  13. Russell
  14. Albon
  15. Bottas
  16. Ocon
  17. Magnussen
  18. Alonso

DNF Stroll
DNF Norris


Saturday May 4 at 6:36 PM

FINISH – And Daniel Ricciardo keeps both Sainz and Piastri behind him. A great performance by the Racing Bulls driver.



Saturday May 4 at 6:35 PM

FINISHMax Verstappen wins the sprint race in Miami. The Dutchman leads from start to finish and crosses the finish line about three seconds ahead of number two Leclerc. Sergio Pérez completes the top three.


Saturday May 4 at 6:34 PM

1 more round – It would be incredibly clever for number four Ricciardo if he keeps the Ferrari and McLaren behind him. One more round for the Australian!


Saturday May 4 at 6:32 PM

3 more rounds – Leclerc lets Verstappen go. Number four Ricciardo has to defend tooth and nail to keep Sainz and Piastri behind him.


Saturday May 4 at 6:31 PM

4 more rounds – Magnussen receives another ten second time penalty for pushing Hamilton off the track. That’s a total of twenty seconds of time penalty.


Saturday May 4 at 6:30 PM

4 more rounds – Verstappen puts things back in order and has a two-second lead again.



Saturday May 4 at 6:28 PM

6 more rounds – Hamilton tries to overtake Magnussen, but is forced wide by the Haas driver. Tsunoda takes full advantage and passes Hamilton. The Japanese is now ninth.


Saturday May 4 at 6:27 PM

6 more rounds – Will Verstappen get into trouble? Leclerc reduces his deficit by a few tenths and is only 1.8 seconds behind Verstappen.


Saturday May 4 at 6:25 PM

7 more rounds – Verstappen’s lead over Leclerc hovers around two seconds.


Saturday May 4 at 6:25 PM

8 more rounds – Ten second time penalty for Magnussen for cutting the chicane. Hamilton will most likely receive that eighth place as a gift.


Saturday May 4 at 6:24 PM

8 more rounds – Lots of fighting at the Miami International Autodrome. Sainz attacks Ricciardo, but still cannot get past him.



Saturday May 4 at 6:23 PM

8 more rounds – Magnussen and Hamilton hit each other! The Dane defends tooth and nail and refuses to give in.


Saturday May 4 at 6:22 PM

9 more rounds – Verstappen does not feel comfortable. “I have no grip at all. The car is sliding in all directions, just like in qualifying,” he says over the on-board radio.


Saturday May 4 at 6:21 PM

10 more rounds – Verstappen has a 2.3 second lead over Leclerc. Number four Ricciardo is under pressure from Ferrari driver Sainz.


Saturday May 4 at 6:19 PM

12 more rounds – Nice battle between Hamilton (ninth) and Magnussen (eighth). The Dane is holding up well for now.


Saturday May 4 at 6:16 PM

14 more rounds – Verstappen is 1.3 seconds ahead of Leclerc. Behind Pérez (third) a train is forming with Ricciardo, Sainz and Piastri.



Saturday May 4 at 6:14 PM

15 more rounds – There is Pérez’s overtake on Ricciardo. The Mexican has regained third place.


Saturday May 4 at 6:12 PM

16 more rounds – Verstappen has a second lead over Leclerc. Number four Pérez is hot on Ricciardo’s heels.


Saturday May 4 at 6:11 PM

16 more rounds – Green! We’re racing again in Miami. Verstappen leads, ahead of Leclerc, Ricciardo and Pérez.


Saturday May 4 at 6:10 PM

Safety car – The safety car comes back in at the end of this lap.


Saturday May 4 at 6:09 PM

Safety car – Stroll also drops out. Only eighteen drivers left in competition. The score:
  1. Verstappen
  2. Leclerc
  3. Ricciardo
  4. Pérez
  5. Sainz
  6. Piastri
  7. Hulkenberg
  8. Magnussen
  9. Hamilton
  10. Tsunoda
  11. Gasly
  12. Sargeant
  13. Zhou
  14. Russell
  15. Bottas
  16. Albon
  17. Ocon
  18. Alonso


Saturday May 4 at 6:07 PM

Safety car – Alonso was in the sandwich with Stroll and Hamilton. Stroll in turn tapped Norris again, who is therefore out of the race.


Saturday May 4 at 6:05 PM

Safety car – The race is neutralized. Alonso has a flat tire, while his teammate Stroll is also driving slowly around the circuit.


Saturday May 4 at 6:05 PM

START – It’s Lando Norris’s McLaren. The Brit doesn’t seem to be able to get away anymore and is the first dropout in this match.


Saturday May 4 at 6:04 PM

STARTVerstappen keeps the lead, but in the first corner a McLaren goes crazy!


Saturday May 4 at 6:03 PM

Warm-up lap – The cars roll onto the grid. The sprint race in Miami is about to start.



Saturday May 4 at 6:00 PM

Warm-up lap – The warm-up round is running. All the cars roll from their places.


Saturday May 4 at 5:58 PM

Another 2 minutes until the warm-up round – Tsunoda and Sargeant start on the soft tire, the rest start on medium.


Saturday May 4 at 5:52 PM

The chance of rain is exactly 0 percent. It’s 80 degrees in Miami Gardens.


Saturday May 4 at 5:47 PM

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The starting grid for the sprint race in Miami:
  1. Verstappen
  2. Leclerc
  3. Pérez
  4. Ricciardo
  5. Sainz
  6. Piastri
  7. Stroll
  8. Alonso
  9. Norris
  10. Hulkenberg
  11. Russell
  12. Hamilton
  13. Ocon
  14. Magnussen
  15. Tsunoda
  16. Gasly
  17. Zhou
  18. Sargeant
  19. Bottas
  20. Albon (starts from the pits)

Saturday May 4 at 5:42 PM

Image from video: Summary: Verstappen sets fastest time in free practice Miami
Image from video: Summary: Verstappen sets fastest time in free practice Miami2:24
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Summary: Verstappen sets fastest time in Miami free practice

Verstappen did not expect it himself, but he still took pole for the sprint race yesterday. Watch the highlights here.

Beeld: Getty Images


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