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Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2024

Norris storms to maiden F1 win as Verstappen makes Perez claim - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Sunday 5th May - Miami Grand Prix day - with the RacingNews365 Review!

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For the first time, Lando Norris has won a Formula 1 grand prix - at the 110th attempt, taking the chequered flag in the Miami Grand Prix.

He defeated Max Verstappen in a straight fight following a safety car restart, having emerged in the lead thanks to the fortunate timing after a crash for Logan Sargeant after being hit by Kevin Magnussen.

It is the 309th victory for a British driver in F1, with Norris the 21st Briton and 114th driver overall to claim a win.

He is the first Briton to do so since George Russell at the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

READ MORE: Norris claims maiden victory in thrilling Miami Grand Prix

Verstappen makes Perez damage claim

At the start, Verstappen maintained the lead, but was lucky to be able to continue following a near-miss from team-mate Sergio Perez who ran deep at Turn 1.

Perez made the lightest of contact with the rear of the sister RB20, which, following an off and bollard-strike at Turn 15 for Verstappen caused further floor and wing damage.

READ MORE: Verstappen claims Perez strike caused Red Bull damage

Magnussen nears race ban

It was a dreadful weekend for Kevin Magnussen as he picked up a total of 65 seconds worth of penalties, five penalty points and moved to the cusp of a race ban.

He picked up two more points in the race itself for the Sargeant collision - and means he must now drive carefully for just under a year until his next points come off in March 2025.

READ MORE: Magnussen on verge of race ban after fresh Miami penalties

Sainz stripped of fourth

In a further penalty, Carlos Sainz lost his fourth place after contact late on with the McLaren of Oscar Piastri.

He was deemed wholly at fault by the stewards, earning a five-second time penalty and one penalty point.

The time penalty cost him his fourth place to Sergio Perez.

READ MORE: Sainz stripped of Miami GP result after Miami stewards investigation

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