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FACTS AND STATS: Verstappen on a roll in the States, as he ties the Red Bull wins record

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing

The Miami Grand Prix saw a thrilling climax, as Max Verstappen chased down his team mate for a famous win from ninth on the grid. With Fernando Alonso once again finding himself with the two Red Bull drivers on the rostrum, it was a popular podium with the huge crowds. Here are the best facts and stats from a very busy race in Miami…

  • Red Bull finished 1-2 on Sporting Director Jonathan Wheatley’s 56th birthday.

  • Red Bull’s fourth 1-2 finish of the year is only one short of their record in a full season, set in 2022.

  • Verstappen has now won from eight different grid positions since the start of 2022.

  • The Dutchman is the first race winner from ninth on the grid since Niki Lauda at Dijon in 1984. Only five drivers have won from that position in F1 history.

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  • Verstappen has tied Sebastian Vettel’s record of 38 wins for Red Bull.

  • This was also Verstappen’s 24th consecutive finish since Melbourne 2022, the longest of anyone on the grid.

  • It was Verstappen’s fourth consecutive win on US soil, having won the last two races in Austin, and last year’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

  • Perez’s P2 was his best ever finish on his home continent of North America.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes walks on the grid prior to

Russell finished fourth, to match his best result of the season

  • Fernando Alonso was third, his fourth podium finish in five races.

  • The Spaniard has now scored more podium finishes this season than in his previous seven seasons of F1 combined.

  • George Russell was fourth, which ties his best result of the season.

  • Carlos Sainz is the highest driver in the championship without a podium this year.

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  • Lewis Hamilton came home sixth, to match his result from Baku. He gained seven places from his starting position.

  • He also finished sixth at this race last season.

  • Charles Leclerc was seventh, the same position as in Jeddah. He finished in the same position he started.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan and Scuderia AlphaTauri looks on in parc ferme

Tsunoda returned to P11, a position he has occupied a fair amount recently

  • Pierre Gasly was eighth, to score points in the US for the first time in his career.

  • That also matches Alpine’s best result of the season – Esteban Ocon having finished eighth in Jeddah.

  • Kevin Magnussen was P10 for the second time this year.

  • Yuki Tsunoda finished 11th, the fourth time in six races he has finished just outside the points. In the other two, he has finished P10.

  • There were no yellow flags, no Safety Cars and no retirements in the Miami Grand Prix.

  • This was the 14th retirement-free F1 race in history, with 10 of those coming from 2015 onwards.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch as Verstappen eclipses team mate Perez to win Miami Grand Prix

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