Max Verstappen’s fighting victory in Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix on an alternate strategy to team-mate Sergio Perez takes centre stage in the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast.
Scott Mitchell-Malm and and Mark Hughes join host Edd Straw to discuss the headlines from the weekend, leading off on Miami GP’s pre-race spectacle that proved divisive and how F1’s two 2023 title protagonists stacked up this weekend.
There’s a look at Verstappen’s initial charge that set up the win, and at the implications of Perez failing to convert pole into 25 points in these specific circumstances.
Charles Leclerc’s weekend-wrecking qualifying error is also discussed, as part of a wider look at the current Ferrari’s shortcomings – along with rival Mercedes’ own, different brand of performance inconsistency.
And there’s a chat about the “machine gun round” unleashed earlier in the weekend by Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi about the team’s performance in 2023 so far, and a round of questions answered from The Race Members’ Club.