MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 1st, Start Position: 3rd

“It feels amazing to win in Miami, the whole atmosphere this weekend has been incredible and to win in the US is always a nice feeling. It was a physically tough race; I think I must have lost around 3kgs! We had a really good pace on the minimum tire, that for sure helped to make my race. Once we had the pitstop I was just managing my time to Charles, I think we were very closely matched on the hard tire. Then the safety car came out which made it more entertaining for the fans, I had to push hard today but we made it work. I’m super pleased for the Team, we didn’t have a great start to the weekend so we’ve come far, a big thank you to everyone.”

SERGIO PEREZ, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 4th

“It is a big disappointment today but at least we managed to finish with the points we have. We were putting the pressure on Carlos and then we had a problem with the power. It was caused by a sensor failure and meant we lost a lot of power, which limited our ability to attack. I was a second from Carlos and then the engine dropped and I lost around 30 seconds in two laps and then the issue effected me throughout the race. We had the pace to be up there on the podium and I pushed as much as I could in the position we were in. It was difficult to look after the tyres too, it was so hard in the corners and I was losing a lot of grip towards the end of the race. I went for it after the safety car restart but there was no grip at all and I just couldn’t get past Carlos. We are working really hard on reliability and we will keep pushing as a Team, it is unfortunate, but I am pleased we managed to finish today. In Barcelona I want to be back battling at the top.”

CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal and CEO

“It was a real tactical race today and we threw everything we had at it, we were quite lucky that Ferrari didn’t pit under the safety car, Max was under so much pressure from Charles Leclerc but he kept focus and didn’t make any mistakes and was gradually able to break the DRS, which was very powerful today and manage the victory from there. Checo was really unlucky today, he had a sensor issue early on and lost about 30 horsepower, and he gave it a real go when we pitted him and gave him the tyre advantage and without that issue he may even have finished second. We’ve got some interesting races coming up, the car is running well, we have some development coming in the summer and we need to lose some weight, but we’re pleased with what we’ve come away with this weekend.”

06-08 May 2022, Miami International Autodrome, Miami

POSNODRIVERCARLAPSTIME/RETIREDPTS
11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING RBPT571:34:24.25826
216Charles LeclercFERRARI57+3.786s18
355Carlos SainzFERRARI57+8.229s15
411Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING RBPT57+10.638s12
563George RussellMERCEDES57+18.582s10
644Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES57+21.368s8
777Valtteri BottasALFA ROMEO FERRARI57+25.073s6
831Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT57+28.386s4
923Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES57+32.365s2
1018Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES57+37.026s1
1114Fernando AlonsoALPINE RENAULT57+37.128s0
1222Yuki TsunodaALPHATAURI RBPT57+40.146s0
133Daniel RicciardoMCLAREN MERCEDES57+40.902s0
146Nicholas LatifiWILLIAMS MERCEDES57+49.936s0
1547Mick SchumacherHAAS FERRARI57+73.305s0
1620Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI56DNF0
175Sebastian VettelASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES54DNF0
NC10Pierre GaslyALPHATAURI RBPT45DNF0
NC4Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES39DNF0
NC24Zhou GuanyuALFA ROMEO FERRARI6DNF0

Note – Verstappen scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race. Alonso and Magnussen received five-second time penalties for causing collisions. Ricciardo and Alonso received five-second time penalties for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

NC

Ka-Chow!