F1 Miami Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Verstappen leads race with Hamilton SIXTH, Leclerc second

F1 is back this weekend for racing fans around the world to have fun with the world’s best race car drivers ready to grace Miami for the first time.

This weekend’s Grand Prix has been around for a long time and comes at a vital time of the season, with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc tied for two wins each so far.

And Lewis Hamilton is hoping to finish in a better position than he did at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix two weeks ago.

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Catch up on ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Russell is faster than Hamilton

    Russell’s choice to drive on hard tires could be worth it.

    He is 8th now and driving faster than his teammate ahead of him at the moment.

  • A long pit stop for Alpine

    Alonso was left waiting in the pits after Alpine engineers struggled with his left rear wheel. The Spaniard is back now, but it’s going to hurt him.

  • Walk to the 14th

    Lance Stroll extends his elbows and outruns Latifi on the inside.

  • Verstappen sets fastest lap

    Max Verstappen has beaten Leclerc since he passed the Ferrari man on lap 9. There are three and a half seconds between them.

  • Russell attacks Ricciardo

    The Mercedes driver waits for his opportunity before overtaking the Australian on the outside.

  • Verstappen staggering

    Leclerc records a lap more than a second slower than Verstappen ahead of him. A short block did not help the Monaco man.

  • Tsunoda Wells

    The Japanese rider is the first to box in this race.

    Elsewhere, Ricciardo passed Russell up to 12th.

  • Zhou out of the race

    It’s a premature end to the race for Ghanyu Zhou, who is forced to abandon the car after just seven laps.

    It all depends on Bottas for Alpha Romeo, who took the track position in 5th.

  • Verstappen first!

    Very fast!

    In the final corner of the lap, Verstappen passes Leclerc to become the race leader.

    Leclerc is staying with him though. What a battle it’s becoming.

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  • Verstappen beats Leclerc

    Max Verstappen is faster than Leclerc at the moment. There’s less than half a second between them.

  • Hamilton takes revenge

    Lewis Hamilton uses DRS to get past Alonso and then Gasly.

    Back to where he started.

  • Schumaker passes by Tsunoda

    The German goes wheel-to-wheel with the Alpha Tauri in a proper racing scrap.

    He goes around the outside after the two cars touch.

  • Alonso vs Hamilton

    In replays, Hamilton crashes before Alonso appears to elbow him.

    Bono is on the radio saying no damage, but Lewis isn’t so sure.

  • Hamilton loses seats

    Lewis Hamilton was on the radio, complaining that Alonso made contact with his car.

    He lost two places and is in 8th, behind the Alpine pilot.

  • It’s got the lights off!

    Leclerc got away well and stayed in first. But Verstappen is aggressive and passes Sainz on the outside. The Red Bull driver is in P2.

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  • training lap

    The drivers test the tires on the presentation lap.

    Here’s the grid (Vettel and Stroll are starting in pit lane)

    1. Leclerc
    2. Sainz
    3. verstappen
    4. Perez
    5. Boots
    6. Hamilton
    7. gaseous
    8. Norris
    9. Tsunoda
    10. Alonso
    11. Russell
    12. Ricciardo
    13. Schumaker
    14. Magnussen
    15. Guanyu
    16. Albon
    17. Latifi
    18. ocon
    19. Tour
    20. Vettel
  • Aston Martin starts from the pits

  • rain check

    a few drops of rain were reported on the circuit. Nothing too serious, though.

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  • final preparations

    Drivers are taking their seats.

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  • it’s anthem time

    Luis Fonsi unleashes the US national anthem to warm applause.

  • The sun’s rays are on

    It’s a hot day in Miami, made even hotter by the crowd piling up the grid at the moment. It’s packed!

    Martin Brundle tries to politely chat with some celebrities he’s never heard of. He is mostly ignored in a wonderfully awkward few minutes.

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  • Bottas Proving Critics Wrong

    Valtteri Bottas beats the two Mercedes cars for the second race. He will start fifth today.

    But we’re not sure he cares much about it…

  • one last sip

    The cars have already left.

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  • The DJ has the word

    Other!

    DJ Khaled is in the McLaren garage.

  • Do you recognize anyone?

    Just a few famous faces in Miami today.

    One photo, four sports.

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