Max Verstappen hails ‘very satisfying’ win after climbing from ninth to first at Miami Grand Prix… as George Russell reveals he is ‘pumped’ after Mercedes confirmed enormous enhancements
- Max Verstappen began the Miami Grand Prix in ninth, however won it with ease
- George Russell was delighted with fourth – and Mercedes’ enhancements
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The 2-time world champion overtook his Purple Bull teammate Sergio Perez within the latter phases of the race to seal a 3rd victory in 5, and talking after the race he was in a jubilant temper within the Miami sunshine.
‘It was a very good race,’ he advised Sky Sports activities. ‘I stayed out of hassle initially, had a clear race, picked off the automobiles one after the other and I may keep out actually lengthy on the arduous tyre.
‘I believe that is the place we made the distinction immediately after which a very good little battle with Checo on the finish.
‘Yesterday was a bit of a setback, however immediately we stored it calm and clear, and profitable a race from P9 is at all times very satisfying.’
Max Verstappen celebrates on the rostrum after rising from ninth to win the Miami Grand Prix
World champion Verstappen was behind his teammate Sergio Perez (proper) – however not for lengthy
George Russell, in the meantime, was even happier – regardless of solely managing to deliver his Mercedes residence in fourth.
Such are the problems the Brackley-based group, however Sunday offered a lot encouragement as they look forward to the following race in Imola in two weeks’ time.
‘I’m feeling pumped to be trustworthy as a result of it has been some time since we had a very good race like that the place we made overtakes stick,’ Russell stated.
‘The tempo, comparatively talking, was sturdy and I felt good within the automotive so for certain it was a satisfying one. I might have appreciated to have been three positions larger however we all know the place we’re as a group proper now and P4 was the utmost immediately.
George Russell, pictured arriving together with his girlfriend Carmen, was delighted to complete fourth
Mercedes are enhancing, and there at the moment are excessive hopes for the following race in Imola in a fortnight
‘It was a very good day on the workplace and can sit down with all people tomorrow to see how we will transfer from right here. There’s plenty of expectations on Imola however on the finish of the day, we completed 30-odd seconds behind the leaders immediately and we nonetheless completed fairly a bit behind Fernando.
‘I’m certain it will take a step in the precise route however it isn’t going to rework issues. Let’s hope it does.
‘The automotive is slightly unpredictable in the meanwhile so hopefully it exceeds our expectations within the subsequent race however it will be a protracted journey’.