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MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE MIAMI GRAND PRIX!

From third into first, and cutting down the lead held by Leclerc.

Leclerc grabs second, Sainz third, and in fourth is Perez, before Russell comes in fifth and is followed by teammate Hamilton.

Bottas, Alonso, Ocon and Albon make seventh to 10th.

Not the greatest race you'll ever see, but a tactical and energetic encounter with plenty of action from start to finish.

57/57 

FINAL LAP

There is little to be done for any car here, so if they keep it tight, it's another Red Bull win for their champion.

56/57 

VERSTAPPEN COASTING TO WIN

The lead has started growing again, and Leclerc trails by almost two seconds now.

55/57 

SCHUMACHER ANGLES INTO VETTEL

Schumacher was on the verge of points, and smashed into Vettel on the corner. Vettel is now down in 17th, and Schumacher has pitted along with him.

53/57 

FIVE LAPS TO GO

The Ferrari is pushing it but Verstappen looks like he has just enough to stay ahead.

'Strategy's not been kind to me today,' says Hamilton.

51/57 

VERSTAPPEN STILL HAS LEAD

Red Bull's champion has a 2/3rd of a second lead here but further back, Perez darts past Sainz and then pushes too hard, only to see Sainz back in third.

50/57 

HAMILTON TAKES FIFTH

Bottas runs wide and Hamilton darts in, allowing both Mercedes in. Russell could yet push Hamilton for a position here.

49/57 

DRS ENABLED

Leclerc is less than a second behind Verstappen and he's good in the first sector. Further back, Perez is looking for a similar opportunity to take Sainz's podium spot.

48/57 

WATCH NORRIS AND GASLY CONTACT

Here's how it went down.

46/57 

VERSTAPPEN LAUNCHES FORWARD

He retains the lead at the restart, while Perez is competing for Sainz's third, though Bottas is interested behinnd him.

43/57

ALONSO GIVEN FIVE SECOND PENALTY

It was careless at best from the AlphaTauri there, and he really didn't look in control. But it seems Alonso was to blame for Gasly's earlier problems.

The real safety car is out now.

43/57 

FERRARI NOT PITTING

Perez has now moved into striking distance on Sainz, with Leclerc now in second. He currently has the fastest lap time.

41/57

VIRTUAL SAFET Y CAR

Norris is out! It looks like he's taken out by Gasly, he might have lost a wheel - certainly a tyre - and Norris is able to walk away.

Gasly goes wide on consecutive corners, Norris steams past the slower car and it seems Gasly hadn't noticed - and he catches his tyre and the McLaren spins out.

Russell pits to take advantage of the situation.

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ALONSO AND GASLY MAKE CONTACT

Alonso gets cut up on the inside by Gasly, and it seems fair enough as he had to turn at some point, but it allowed Alonso the room in the next corner to take advantage of Gasly running wide. Lance Stroll appears and takes advantage too.

37/57 

RUSSELL STAYS OUT

Russell asks the team if he can stay out and see if a safety car comes out, which would give him an easy stop. The team respond 'Affirm' meaning he will get his way, for now at least.

35/57 

BOTTAS SANDWICHED

Russell on his worn-down hards is in fifth and he's 11 seconds off the pace of Perez, but Bottas is a couple of seconds down on him. Roughly the same margin separates him from Hamilton, and there is a mid-level scrap on the cards for the two teammates and the ex-Mercedes driver.

32/57 

AS THINGS STAND

Verstappen leads, 7.6 seconds ahead of Leclerc, who has Sainz behind him and then Perez.

27/57

IN COMES SAINZ AND PEREZ

The two second-runners come in for their new tyres, and Perez makes up 2.3 seconds on the Spanish driver.

27/57

VERSTAPPEN PITS

Sainz takes the lead, but now we have Leclerc back in fourth, with Perez and then Verstappen.

25/57 

LECLERC COMPLAINS

'The car is so difficult to drive,' Leclerc complains as he sets the fastest time of the lap. In he comes for new tyres.

23/57 

HAMILTON PITS

2.7 seconds and out he goes with his hards. That's a swift change, and now he's out in seventh place, with Russell in ahead of him.

21/57

YELLOW FLAGS OUT

Norris is struggling to warm up those hard tyres... but whatever caused that yellow flag has been cleared up.

Perez is fixed, apparently.

20/57 

PEREZ - 'I'M LOSING A LOT OF POWER'

He's told 'it's looking good' by his team, and he invites his team to link, and says, 'It's gone man.'

19/57 

NORRIS PITS

The mediums can't handle it any longer, and off he goes with his hards in 3.6 seconds.

18/57 

FERRARI UNDER THREAT

Perez is less than a second behind Sainz, but there is a spectre of pitstops looming here. All the front four are on medium tyres, and they have been wearing at a fair clip.

12/57 

TSUNODA PITS

And that drops him down to 19th, the last running car after Zhou's early retirement.

9/57 

VERSTAPPEN LEADS

On turn one, Verstappen has DRS enabled, and he sweeps in down the inside and uses slipstream to pull him through for the lead.

8/57 

VERSTAPPEN TOLD LECLERC'S TYRE IS DAMAGED

'Can start to see some damage perhaps to Leclerc's front right tyre,' Vertsappen is told by his team. He's closing in, as is DRS...

7/57 

ZHOU RETIRES?

It appears that his race is over. 'I can't believe it,' the Alfa Romeo drivers tells his team. It's not clear what the problem is, but he started to rapidly lose pace around a hairpin and that was it.

5/57 

LECLERC LEADS

DRS is now into play, and Vertsappen is 1.4 seconds behind.

Looking at the replay of Alonso/Hamilton, it seemed the Alpine driver just touched his front tyre against Hamilton's rear, with no damage done... according to his team.

However, Hamilton tells his team 'it definitely feels like there's some damage.'

3/57 

RUSSELL STRUGGLING ON HARDS

Russell is now down to 15th and there is some suggestion that he could brer suffering on the hards.

Hamilton sweeps past Alonso into seventh.

2/57 

LECLERC RETAINS LEAD

Hamilton complained that Alonso hit him at the off, and with the clouds looming, the focus is on keeping your car safe, away from your peers and the walls. Hamilton is now eighth.

1/57

GO GO GO

Leclerc gets away find, Verstappen goes wheel-to-wheel with Sainz and the Dutchman passes. Hamilton down to seventh.

 

MIAMI GRAND PRIX - AS IT HAPPENED