Max Verstappen has extended his Championship lead after winning the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday, May 7.
Speaking over the team radio as he sailed across the finish line, the Dutch driver said: “That was a good race all around so thank you very much. Good for the team again.”
His teammate, Sergio Perez finished in second to secure another Red Bull one-two in 2023, while Fernando Alonso claimed another P3 podium.
Speaking to reporters after the race, Verstappen said: “It was a good race. “I stayed out of trouble at the beginning, had a clean race, picked off the cars one by one and I could stay out really long on the hard tyre.
“I think that’s where we made the difference today and then a good little battle with Checo at the end.
“Yesterday was a bit of a setback, but today we kept it calm and clean, and winning a race from P9 is always very satisfying.”
Sergio Perez told Sky Sports: “I gave it all. I think the first stint was really poor with the graining we had and that compromised quite a lot of the race because we didn’t have too much of a difference.
“It is a well deserved win (for Max). I think the medium initially was really poor and that was unexpected.
“That really compromised our pace and I also think Max had tremendous pace on the hard tyres.
“I think I have to analyse what went wrong today because I simply didn’t have the pace.”
A delighted Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) then said: “The car is amazing and it was a bit of a lonely race today,” Alonso said. “It’s never easy, but it was a lonely race.”
“Everything was fine, we take the podium, and going into Imola, Monaco and Barcelona we hope to keep going.
“At the beginning of the year a podium was amazing, but now we want more.”