F1: McLaren surprise, Norris wins in Miami. Leclerc third


By John

Achievement of McLaren and Nando Norris who win the Miami Grand Prix. The team and the British driver have seen the work of recent weeks rewarded, which has allowed them to bring the package of improvements to the single-seater to Florida. Thus Red Bull with world champion Max was beaten Verstappen, who had to settle for second place. Partly positive balance sheet also for Ferrari thanks to third and fourth places conquered by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. But the Red team can dream because it managed to keep the pace of the Red Bull and above all because in the next Grand Prix in Imola it will be able to bring its own package of improvements to the track with the hope that it will be as decisive as that of the McLaren. Norris, who also knew how to make the most of the entry of the safety car, won his first career grand prix, after many podiums achieved. In addition to his team, all the drivers of the Formula 1 circus also celebrated him. «It's about time – were the first words of the British driver – «I've been waiting for it so much. I'm over the moon.” McLaren has effectively reopened the world championship, at least in perspective: Oscar Piastri also set excellent times, but he paid dearly for a mistake and didn't score any points. Red Bull, despite having something more than the others, seems to have lost the advantage of previous seasons over its pursuers. In the Miami GP, Verstappen can partly complain about the entry of the safety car which, following the regulations, still penalized him slightly. After the pit stop, the Dutchman returned to fourth place, just as Norris began to string together a series of increasingly faster laps. «I'm very happy for Lando, he deserved it today», he commented at the end of the race. “We have work to do,” he concluded. «I didn't get off to a great start and I took a bit of a risk – commented Leclerc – We had some bad luck with the safety car which wasn't optimal for us. Now it's up to us to improve and accelerate.”