The Miami Grand Prix was a physical, tiring race for the drivers as they battled against the intense heat of the city and dehydration. Max Verstappen took home yet another race win, successfully continuing his record of winning every race he’s finished so far this season. Charles Leclerc put up a good fight from his Ferrari, but the Red Bull was suited for the new track and dominated for the majority of the race.
Despite this, Verstappen got worried when the safety car finally made an appearance.
The Belgian driver began the race in P3 with both Ferrari drivers, Carlos Sainz and Leclerc, ahead of him. This didn’t last long, though, as Verstappen quickly made moves to pass them both and pulled away from the pack. The race got more stressful for him as the safety car was released, though, after Lando Norris’ McLaren came into contact with the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly.
Obviously, he’s referencing the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the release of the safety car allowed him to secure a win and the championship over Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull has been struggling with reliability so far this season, leading to Verstappen collecting two DNFs to his name so far. Despite this, he’s been able to win all of the races he’s finished, edging him closer to the lead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.