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Max Verstappen travelled to his 3rd checkered flag of 2022 after winning the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Max Verstappen is the 2022 Miami Grand Prix Champion 🏆 pic.twitter.com/wrUPorJJoV

Verstappen passed Charles Leclerc early in the race and then didn’t appearance back from there. He held off a difficult obstacle from Leclerc inside the last 10 laps priorto gradually getting more convenience at the front of the pack.

Leclerc eventually endedup almost 4 seconds behind Verstappen in what showed to be a two-horse race. Carlos Sainz declared a location on the podium in 3rd.

Leclerc continued his strong start to the season by claiming the pole, directly edging out Ferrari colleague Sainz.

The Monte Carlo native just stayed in that position for a little more than 8 laps priorto Verstappen overtook him for the lead. The ruling F1 champ took benefit of being in the DRS variety and catapulted into veryfirst on the within.

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Max’s relocation on Charles to take the lead in Miami ⚔️🌴 pic.twitter.com/8ekrYvrZPZ

Verstappen rapidly broadened his benefit after Leclerc locked up his vehicle to lose important time.

Things weren’t going much muchbetter inotherplaces for the Ferrari group.

Owen Poindexter @owenpoindexter

Gasps from the media center as Sainz’s pit stop takes a entire 5 seconds. https://t.co/riwSVkOsvF

With around 40 laps in the books, inclement weathercondition appeared to be a possibility. Mother Nature was one of the coupleof celebrations who might extend Leclerc a significant lifeline.

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LAP 37/57

Will it stay dry till the end of the race? 🤔#MiamiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/datOrksYH2

The virtual security automobile was likewise brought out on the 41st lap since of a crash inbetween Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly. The lengthened care enabled Leclerc to make up a lot of ground on Verstappen.

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NORRIS IS OUT!

The McLaren motorist gets hit by a slowing Pierre Gasly to bring out the Safety Car with 16 laps to go!#F1 | #MiamiGP pic.twitter.com/SACvb8JFH6

Verstappen preserved his hold on veryfirst coming out of the reboot however couldn’t bringback the enormous gulf he formerly delightedin on Leclerc. Leclerc kept knocking on the door and waited for an opening.

Jordan Bianchi @Jordan_Bianchi

Charles Leclerc pestering Max Verstappen for the lead with 5 laps staying. Any error by Verstappen and Leclerc will have an outstanding chance to relocation into P1.

Jeff Gluck @jeff_gluck

That security vehicle actually altered this race. Seems to be fantastic fights now after what hadactually been a quite dry race. Leclerc vs. Verstappen, Perez vs. Sainz, Russell vs. Hamilton.

Verstappen just wouldn’t require, demonstrating why he’s one of the finest in the world.

The Spanish Grand Prix outdoors of Barcelona is on tap for F1 on May22 Lewis Hamilton is the five-time ruling champ in the occasion, so it might be a excellent chance for the 37-year-old to make his veryfirst triumph in 2022.

Hamilton began in the 6th position Sunday and hadahardtime to relocation up the leaderboard from there. He complained about his tires around the midway point, which summed up how he didn’t have the carsandtruck to contend with Verstappen, Leclerc, Sainz and Valtteri Bottas.

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