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Norris Nabs First F1 Victory, Verstappen’s Miami Dreams Dashed!

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There was a touch of resignation in Max Verstappen’s voice – understandable after such a dramatic Miami Grand Prix. The Red Bull star, so dominant early on, watched Lando Norris claim his first-ever Formula 1 victory, a long-overdue triumph for the talented McLaren driver.

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Verstappen led the pack after a confident start, but fate took a hand. A mid-race Safety Car shuffled the deck, with Norris gambling on a tire change under caution. Verstappen had already pitted, and the Dutchman’s heart must have sunk when he heard Norris’s blistering lap times.

The restart saw Norris fend off a hard-charging Verstappen. The Red Bull ace’s tires simply didn’t have the grip, and Norris extended his lead with an assured, flawless drive to the checkered flag.

“It’s racing,” Verstappen shrugged, a hint of frustration in his voice. “Tough days happen. I struggled on the mediums, and then McLaren found something extra after their stop. Lando was flying – too quick for us to catch. Still, a bad day that ends in second place isn’t the end of the world.”

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Despite the missed win, Verstappen’s sincerity shone through. “Lando’s been knocking on the door for so long,” he said. “This definitely won’t be his last victory, he earned this one today.”

Quizzed about McLaren’s recent upgrades, Verstappen was frank. “I hope they’re not as fast as they looked today! Those updates worked. We’ve got to go back and find some pace of our own. This was a difficult weekend, but we’ll come back fighting.”

Though disappointed, Verstappen’s lead in the drivers’ championship increases. But it was Norris’s day, and a well-deserved one by all accounts.

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