FACTS AND STATS: Norris becomes 21st British winner on 110th McLaren start

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Sean Kelly
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 05: Race winner Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren celebrates on the

It’s been a long time coming, but Lando Norris finally added his name to the list of F1 winners on Sunday, after a thrilling Grand Prix in Miami – a race which threw up more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Here’s just a handful for you to take in and digest at your leisure…

• Norris is the 21st British driver to win a world championship Grand Prix and the 114th in total.

• Norris ties Patrick Depailler, Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen and Eddie Irvine for the most podium finishes before a first win (15 before today).

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• Today was Norris’ 110th start for McLaren, which coincidentally tied Lewis Hamilton’s total with the team from 2007-2012.

• Norris is the first driver to take a maiden win in the United States since Michele Alboreto at Caesars Palace in 1982.

• Norris finished 17th in the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, 1m 27s behind Max Verstappen.

• Courtesy of Norris, today was the first time the British national anthem was heard on the podium since Sao Paulo 2022.

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• Today was only McLaren’s second Grand Prix win in the last 12 years (the other came with Daniel Ricciardo at Monza 2021).

• Thanks to McLaren, a Mercedes customer team wins this season before the Mercedes manufacturer team.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 05: Second placed Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing

Verstappen had no answer to Norris' pace in the race's closing stages

• McLaren have won in Indycar, Formula E and now Formula 1 within the past two months.

• Today was McLaren’s 13th win in the United States – tying Ferrari’s record – and their first US win since Lewis Hamilton at Austin 2012.

• Verstappen’s P2 finish ended his run of six consecutive race wins in the United States.

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• Verstappen failed to win a Grand Prix for only the third time in the last 371 days – it was the first time he has failed to win a race at this track in four attempts (Sprint and Grand Prix).

• The last driver to defeat Verstappen in a Grand Prix other than Carlos Sainz was George Russell (Sao Paulo 2022).

• Verstappen has now finished second exactly half as many times as he has finished first in a Grand Prix (29-58)

• Today was Verstappen’s 103rd career podium, which ties Kimi Raikkonen for sixth on the all-time list.

HIGHLIGHTS: Relive the action from a dramatic Miami Grand Prix as Norris takes debut F1 win ahead of Verstappen

• P3 for Charles Leclerc means the Ferrari driver finished in the top-three in both the Sprint and the Grand Prix this weekend. It was also his third Grand Prix podium of 2024.

• Leclerc has not finished outside the top four in any Sprint or Grand Prix this year.

• Team mate Carlos Sainz took P5, meaning Ferrari have scored with both cars in every Sprint and Grand Prix in 2024.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 05: Esteban Ocon of France driving the (31) Alpine F1 A524 Renault on track

Alpine secured their first point of 2024 thanks to Ocon's P10 finish

• Lewis Hamilton came home in P6 for Mercedes and has now finished sixth in all three Miami Grands Prix to date.

• It was Hamilton’s first top-six finish in a Grand Prix in 2024.

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• With P7 for RB, Yuki Tsunoda tied his and the team’s best Grand Prix result of 2024 (he was also seventh in Australia).

• P8 for Mercedes was George Russell’s lowest-ever finish in Miami.

• After finishing in P9 for Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso has scored in all six Grands Prix this season.

• Thanks to Esteban Ocon’s P10 result, Alpine scored their first point of 2024, the longest they've gone into a season before doing so since 1985 (as Toleman).

• At Haas, Nico Hulkenberg was 11th and came within 1.043s of scoring in both the Sprint and the Grand Prix this weekend.

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