Adrenaline Rush

McLaren’s Lando Norris scores a brilliant maiden victory at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix in front of a global audience of racing aficionados.
Words // Anja Maltav | Photos by Edward Leal | June 26, 2024 | Lifestyle

A sellout crowd witnessed a landmark moment as McLaren’s Lando Norris triumphed in grand style at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix to record his first-ever Formula 1 victory at his 110th attempt. It was a brilliant result for the 24-year-old who took the checkered flag ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari. “What a race! It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally managed to do it and deliver for the McLaren team,” said Norris. “I’m finally on top and over the moon!” Miami International Autodrome was once again a popular destination for famous figures from the sporting world and celebrities from the film and music industry. Miami Dolphins players Jalen Ramsey, Raheem Mostert, Bradley Chubb, Jaelan Phillips, Terron Armstead and Jevon Holland joined the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, along with fellow NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Tennis champions Serena & Venus Williams rubbed shoulders with singer-songwriters Zayn Malik, Shakira, Camila Cabello and electronic duo The Chainsmokers. Also in the crowd were celebrity investors of Alpine including NFL players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce as well as pro golfer Rory McIlroy;