Max Verstappen Triumphs over Sergio Perez to Win Miami Grand Prix: Secures Third Victory of the Season
Max Verstappen emerged as the victor in the Miami Grand Prix, overpowering Sergio Perez in a gripping Formula 1 race early on Monday morning (8/5/2023) WIB. Verstappen secured his third victory of the season after starting the race in ninth position. He skillfully overtook several drivers ahead of him, relying on a mix of speed and tire management strategy to put himself in a prime position to challenge Perez, who had a different approach.
Verstappen closed in on Perez at the end of lap 45, narrowing the gap to just 1.5 seconds. He then used his fresher medium tires to make a move on Perez in the main straight, but had to tackle a long turn at Turn 1. Despite facing difficulty in overtaking Perez, Verstappen finally clinched his third win in five races, securing his lead by 14 points ahead of his teammate at the top of the Formula 1 world championship standings.
Max Verstappen Bio
Max Verstappen is a Dutch Formula One driver who has quickly established himself as one of the sport's top talents. Born on September 30, 1997, in Hasselt, Belgium, Verstappen is currently 25 years old.
Verstappen started his career in karting at a young age, and by the time he was 16, he had already won numerous titles. In 2014, he made his debut in single-seater racing in the Florida Winter Series, and the following year, he signed with Van Amersfoort Racing to compete in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.
It didn't take long for Verstappen to make his mark in the sport. In 2015, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One, driving for Toro Rosso at just 17 years old. The following year, he joined Red Bull Racing, where he has remained ever since.
Verstappen's career in Formula One has been nothing short of impressive. He has won a total of 14 Grand Prix races as of May 2023, and finished in the top three in the championship standings in each of the last three seasons. In 2021, he finished as the runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the championship, just eight points behind the Mercedes driver.
In addition to his success on the track, Verstappen has also amassed a considerable amount of wealth. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated to be around $50 million, with the majority of his income coming from endorsements with companies like Red Bull, G-Star Raw, and Ziggo.
Despite his young age, Verstappen has already established himself as one of the top drivers in the world of motorsport. With his talent and drive, it's clear that he has a bright future ahead of him in the sport, and fans can't wait to see what he will achieve in the coming years.