Lando Norris Went Absolutely Bonkers Celebrating First Formula 1 Win at Miami Grand Prix

McLaren secured its first win since 2021.
Lando Norris celebrates winning the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday.
Lando Norris celebrates winning the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday. / ESPN

Lando Norris claimed his first career Formula 1 win Sunday at the Miami Grand Prix, defeating the red-hot Max Verstappen and securing McLaren's second victory in the last 12 years.

Norris beat Verstappen by seven seconds to claim his first win in his sixth F1 season. He had previously held the F1 record for most podiums without a race win at 15.

After the victory, Norris celebrated with his crew in South Beach.

Verstappen started first in the race after claiming his seventh straight pole positionโ€”and sixth this seasonโ€”on Saturday. However, a mid-race safety car put Norris ahead of the pack, and the McLaren driver held on to win.

In a classy move after the race, Verstappen applauded Norris from the cockpit.

The Formula 1 season will continue May 17-19 at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Italy.

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