Lando Norris scores first Formula One career win

Published on 15 May 2024 at 16:00

McLaren's very own Lando Norris struck gold at the Miami Grand Prix by securing his first F1 win on May 5.

The 24-year-old beat current World Champion Max Verstappen to victory and was the first person to do so in a race where the Red Bull driver has finished, with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz having won the Australian GP back in March with Verstappen retiring at the start of the race.

Norris managed to jump to the front of the grid after a safety car was deployed and being able to pit whilst other drivers had stopped.

The race restarted with 30 laps to go and Verstappen was unable to keep up the pace of the Papaya.

Verstappen just wasn't quick enough to catch up meaning that he settled in second position in front of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in third place.

Australian team-mate Oscar Piastri started off strong in second place at the start of the race but a collision with Sainz during Lap 40 and initially ended up wrecking his front wing in the process and was pitted for a replacement.

Norris first entered Formula One in 2018 as a reserve driver before making his debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 2019 with McLaren alongside Sainz and finished the race in twelfth place.

Since then, he has achieved: 16 podiums, 716 career points, six fastest laps and one pole position.

Norris currently sits fourth in the driver standings just 15 points behind Leclerc.

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