Verstappen holds off Noris to win Emilia Romagna GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen held off a late charge from McLaren’s Lando Norris to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Dutchman, despite struggling with his tyres in the final part of the race, took his fifth victory in seven races this year to tighten his stranglehold on a fourth world title. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc comfortably beat McLaren’s Oscar Piastri for the final podium place to move into second in the championship, ahead of Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez.

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Verstappen fends off McLaren duo for pole at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen beat McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris in a tight battle for pole position at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Verstappen was just 0.074 seconds quicker than Piastri, who pipped Norris by 0.017secs with the final lap of the session. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth, 0.224secs behind Verstappen, but 0.263secs quicker than team-mate Carlos Sainz who is right behind him.

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Alex Albon signs multi-year contract extension with Williams

Alex Albon has signed a new contract with Williams at least until the end of 2026. The 28-year-old British-born Thai driver has been with the team since 2022, and previously had a contract that expired at the end of next season. Williams have not confirmed the length of the new deal but say it is “multi-year contract extension” that takes Albon into Formula 1’s new regulation period, which starts in 2026.

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Lando Norris ends long wait for maiden victory at Miami GP

McLaren’s Lando Norris beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with help from the safety car to take his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Miami Grand Prix. Norris jumped to the front because he was able to make his pit stop when a safety car was deployed at about half distance while others had already stopped. Verstappen was unable to keep pace with Norris when the race restarted with 27 laps to go, and the Briton stretched ahead, while the world champion had to settle for second ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

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Verstappen holds off Ferrari duo to take pole in Miami

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to pole position at the Miami Grand Prix. Verstappen was 0.141 seconds quicker than Leclerc as the two men finished first and second in qualifying, just as they have in all competitive sessions so far in Miami. Sergio Perez will start from P4 in the second Red Bull while McLaren’s Lando Norris will line up fifth for the race ahead of team-mate Oscar Piastri.

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