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What the international media is writing about Norris’s first F1 win

Lando Norris, McLaren F1 Team, 1st position, the McLaren team celebrate victory with Champagne

What is perhaps most significant about it though is that the triumph was not the result of freak circumstances putting Verstappen out of contention, as happened in Australia with his brake problem.

Instead, Norris had to work hard for it, holding off his Red Bull rival at the safety car restart and then extending his advantage to the end of the race to come home well clear for a very popular win.

Here is how the international media have reacted to Norris’s success

Britain’s Fleet Street

The Daily Mail newspaper leads with the headline: “Lando Hope and Glory” and it said Norris: “has quickly become the poster boy for F1 and now Lando Norris has reached new heights bagging his first Grand Prix win in Miami pushing reigning world champion Max Verstappen off the top of the podium.”

The Guardian had the headline: “‘I freaking love it’: Lando Norris proud to silence the critics with first F1 win at Miami Grand Prix.” The newspaper goes on to explain how his triumph is “a moment of immense pride and one that he insisted would finally silence the critics and doubters who have called his talent into question.”

Having arrived in Miami with a scar on his nose as the result of an injury he picked up celebrating King’s Day with DJ Martin Garrick, The Daily Telegraph leads with: “From bloodied nose to King of Miami: Lando Norris an F1 winner at last.”

Lando Norris, McLaren F1 Team, 1st position, the McLaren team celebrate victory with Champagne

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

It goes on to reflect on the significance of the result for both the young British driver and his McLaren team: “The sight of the young Briton leaping over the parc ferme barriers into the arms of his ecstatic mechanics, being hoisted onto their shoulders in tears, before wrapping McLaren chief executive Zak Brown and team principal Andrea Stella in big bear hugs, showed just how much this meant to him.

“And to the team. McLaren have been to rock bottom and back since Lewis Hamilton won their last world title back in 2008. The Woking team are starting to look seriously competitive once again.”

The Sun’s headline is: “Gamble Land-ed.” Its race report goes in with: “LANDO NORRIS was the top Trump in the Miami Grand Prix after winning his first F1 GP. The brilliant Brit capitalised on a rare off day for the reigning world champion Max Verstappen to win this thriller at the Hard Rock Stadium.”

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