Max Verstappen came from ninth on the grid to secure his third victory of the year in the 2023 F1 Miami Grand Prix. Verstappen‘s Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez, had started from pole position but eventually finished in second place. After a few laps, Verstappen worked his way through the field and eventually took the lead after Perez pitted. Following his own pit stop, Verstappen re-emerged in second place before quickly overtaking Perez to secure the win.
At the start of the race, Perez managed to maintain his pole position, with Alonso and Sainz running close behind. Further behind them, Gasly and Russell overtook Magnussen to secure fourth and fifth places, respectively. Lando Norris was involved in a collision with Nyck De Vries at the first corner, which forced both drivers to the back of the pack.
On lap four, Verstappen managed to overtake both Leclerc and Magnussen to move up to sixth place. Perez was able to create a gap in the lead as Alonso remained in second place, followed by Sainz. Russell eventually made his way to fourth place, overtaking Gasly. Verstappen continued to overtake his rivals until he reached fourth place and set his sights on closing the gap to Sainz.
Verstappen managed to overtake Sainz and Alonso within a few laps to put himself in second place behind Perez. As Perez made his pit stop, Verstappen inherited the lead, with Alonso and Russell following in second and third place, respectively. Perez rejoined the race in second place and managed to fend off Verstappen for some time, but eventually, Verstappen‘s fresher tyres allowed him to overtake and secure the win with over five seconds between himself and Perez at the finish line.
Alonso finished in third place, while Russell and Sainz took fourth and fifth places, respectively. Lewis Hamilton managed to surge through the field to sixth place in the closing stages of the race. The remaining points positions were secured by Leclerc, Gasly, Ocon, and Magnussen.
The race saw some exciting overtaking maneuvers from Verstappen as he worked his way to the front of the pack. It demonstrated the strength of both the driver and the Red Bull car. The race also had some unfortunate incidents, such as the collision between Norris and de Vries, which ruined their chances of a good result. Overall, the 2023 F1 Miami Grand Prix was an action-packed race that provided some thrilling moments for fans.