IMOLA (Italy), May 19 — Max Verstappen held off McLaren’s Lando Norris to clinch his third consecutive Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola today and extend his lead in the world championship.

The Red Bull three-time world champion had to be at his very coolest to hold off a ferocious attack in the closing laps to edge Norris by only seven-tenths of a second.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took third in the seventh round of the season. — AFP