The Mexican will start on the pole position in Sunday’s race after the ultimate session was red flagged due to a crash by Leclerc. Verstappen needed to work his way by way of the field from ninth. Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen is six factors behind the Mexican in the drivers’ championship and a victory in Miami will assure him the title. “This is the primary tournament of the year and we’ve a packed season ahead with World Championships in addition to Asian Games.” Jyothi Surekha Vennam received two gold medals. The fans grew more positive that Thursday evening would be the night, chanting victory songs in Udine, whereas flares billowed and fireworks had been set off on the other end of the nation.