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2024 Miami GP


Lewis Hamilton
1:31.233 Fastest Lap
57 Laps
George Russell
1:31.921 Fastest Lap
57 Laps
George Russell
Time: 32:07.138
Lewis Hamilton
Time: 32:20.730
Grand Prix Qualifying
George Russell
1:28.067 Fastest Lap
16 Laps
Lewis Hamilton
1:28.107 Fastest Lap
14 Laps
Sprint Shootout
George Russell
Time: 1:28.343
Lewis Hamilton
Time: 1:28.371

Lewis and George finish 6th and 8th in a thrilling Miami GP

George and Lewis started the sixth Grand Prix of the season from 7th and 8th on the grid. George started on a slightly used set of Medium tyres, while Lewis began on a fresh set of Hard compound tyres.

Whilst George was boxed in at the start and slipped down to P10, Lewis made up a position. However, he was subsequently overtaken by Nico Hülkenberg in the Haas, who, unlike Lewis, had started on the Medium tyres and therefore had more grip. The two then engaged in a thrilling battle, which Lewis won after several attempts and reclaimed P7. Shortly afterwards, George also overtook Hülkenberg.

Unfortunately, the battles with Hülkenberg cost both drivers a lot of time. The next car ahead of Lewis at the time was Lando Norris in P6, who already had a 10-second lead due to the duels with the Haas.

However, this was not to play a role in the rest of the race. Firstly, Max Verstappen hit a bollard in turn 16, resulting in a virtual safety car. A few laps later, Bernd Mayländer took to the track in the safety car after Kevin Magnussen and Logan Sargeant collided.

This gave some drivers a free stop. George and Lewis had previously made their only stop on laps 25 and 27 respectively. While George switched from Medium to Hard, Lewis did the opposite.

After the restart on lap 33, Lewis was able to overtake Tsunoda with a great move in turn 12 and improve to P7. He then set off in pursuit of Sergio Perez, who was ahead of him in P6. Lewis and Perez were the only drivers in the top 10 running on the Medium tyres. Both made up a position when Piastri slowed down after a contact with Carlos Sainz and then had to pit for a new front wing. Lewis was now in P6, George improved to P8.

Lewis gave everything in the final phase of the race to get past Perez. He was in the Red Bull's DRS window for many laps, but couldn't get close enough to make a move. George, meanwhile, struggled with the Hard tyres and drove a lonely race behind Tsunoda in P8.

The race was won by Lando Norris (McLaren), for whom it was his maiden victory in Formula 1.

F1 is heading back to Europe from Miami. The first European race of the season will take place there in a fortnight's time at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.

Lewis Hamilton

I am so happy for Lando and McLaren. They have both been doing a great job and they deserve today’s victory. It’s great to see McLaren so competitive. I also know how special it is to get your first Grand Prix victory so a big well done to Lando.

In my race today, I had some enjoyable battles out there. I was giving it everything I had to make progress and made a couple of good overtakes. We were challenging the Red Bull at the end so to be able to race them felt great. Today was probably the best day of racing I’ve had this year, so we just need to keep pushing. We’ve got some more small upgrades coming for Imola. Others are developing too but we will keep working hard.

George Russell

A massive well done to Lando and McLaren. He truly deserves it, and all told, he probably deserves to have more than one victory already by now. We’ve been racing each other for a long time; he’s put so much hard work in, and I had no doubts that he would win in F1. I’m very happy for him.

My race today was difficult. I lost a few positions at the start and then in the final stint, I had no pace on the Hard tyre and was struggling a lot. We will go away and assess why that was. Our lack of speed was quite unexpected, whilst Lewis had a strong race so there was definite speed in the car.

Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO

Firstly, well done to McLaren and Lando. He has long been overdue his first win and today he drove a very strong race. McLaren have been on a big upward trajectory since last year and that is good for us to see; it shows what is possible. Congratulations too to everyone involved in designing, manufacturing, and operating the Mercedes Power Unit at High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth.

The good news in our race today was that, like-for-like on the Medium tyre, we showed that we had good speed. Lewis was faster than Perez in the Red Bull ahead on the same compound but wasn’t quite able to make the overtake. George struggled a little more on the Hard tyre but overall it was encouraging to see the improvements we made from Friday and that we had solid pace compared to others.

Andrew Shovlin, Trackside Engineering Director

Firstly, well done to Lando and McLaren. It was a very impressive performance from the team and driver today. They have done a great job and are fully deserving of victory. We know we've got work to do to catch them, but it offers encouragement to see how much of an improvement they have delivered in the space of 12 months.

Our race today was relatively straightforward. We knew it was going to be hard to move forward; the car hasn't been handling well around this track and we've struggled in the slower corners particularly. Lewis had a tough stint on the Hard but after the restart was much happier with the car on the Medium compound. Unfortunately we didn't quite have the straight-line speed to get past Perez, but it was good to be able to race him at the end. It was a frustrating afternoon for George meanwhile. He was sliding around and struggling to get the tyres to bite. We'll look into that over the next few days.

Our focus is of course on making the car faster. We have some good developments in the pipeline and will push hard to get them to the car as soon as we can.

2024 Miami GP Race Result


Lando Norris



Max Verstappen

Red Bull



Charles Leclerc




Carlos Sainz




Sergio Pérez

Red Bull



Lewis Hamilton




Yuki Tsunoda

Racing Bulls



George Russell




Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin



Esteban Ocon




Nico Hülkenberg




Pierre Gasly




Oscar Piastri




Zhou Guanyu




Daniel Ricciardo

Racing Bulls



Valtteri Bottas




Lance Stroll

Aston Martin



Kevin Magnussen




Alexander Albon



Logan Sargeant