Battling performances from both drivers maximise result and net Team solid points in South Florida
George Russell finished fourth and Lewis Hamilton sixth in the 2023 Miami Grand Prix.
Lining up sixth and 13th respectively, George and Lewis took differing strategies with George starting on the medium tyre and Lewis the hard. In their opening stints, both drivers made steady progress whilst focusing on conserving tyre life.
George boxed on lap 17 to take the hard tyre. Whilst re-joining ahead of some drivers he was racing, he passed Esteban Ocon and closed down the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz, overtaking him on lap 38 to take P4.
Lewis meanwhile bided his time on the hard tyre, whilst aiding his team-mates race by letting him past to attack cars ahead. He switched to the medium tyre on lap 37 and having re-joined in P13, used fresher rubber and impressive speed to carve his way through to P6 at the flag.
With a solid points haul, the Team closes the gap on second-placed Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship to six points.