Just over eight years since making his professional racing debut

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in the Florida Winter Series, Max Verstappen returned

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To the Sunshine State with his sights set on coming away with another victory

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After 57 laps in Miami on Sunday, he accomplished his goal.

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Verstappen won the Miami Grand Prix

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Beating out a late push by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to secure the victory.

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After the race, Leclerc noted his car’s difficulty with medium tires

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and thought that he would be able to overtake Verstappen in the final laps, but ultimately fell short.

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Up next on the F1 schedule is the Spanish Grand Prix

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Which is set to be held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22.

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