Blackpink's Lisa waves checkered flag at F1 Miami Grand Prix

By Hoang Nguyen   May 12, 2024 | 11:53 pm PT
Blackpink's Lisa waves checkered flag at F1 Miami Grand Prix
Lisa poses with Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen at the 2024 F1 Miami Grand Prix. Photo by Instagram/@lalalalisa_m
Lisa of K-pop mega girlgroup Blackpink was recently chosen to wave the ceremonial checkered flag at the end of the F1 Miami Grand Prix, and met the racers of Oracle Red Bull Racing.

The popstar caught the attention at the Miami International Autodome last week as the flag-waver to conclude the thrilling race.

"Honored to wave the flag at my first F1," Lisa wrote under the photos of the event that she posted on Instagram.

Lisa, wearing beige jacket and miniskirt at the event, also met members of Red Bull Racing, including their biggest star Max Verstappen, who finished second behind Lando Norris of McLaren.

Waving the checkered flag at the end of a race is a symbolic act. F1 said it "marks the end of any practice session, qualifying session or race, and is waved until all competing cars have reached it."

Born Pranpriya Manoban in Thailand, Lisa, 27, joined Blackpink in 2016. In 2021, she embarked on a solo music career with the album "Lalisa," and became the first K-pop artist to exceed 1 billion streams on Spotify with her song "Money."

Finishing second in Miami did not affect Verstappen position on the 2024 standings. He's still in the lead, followed by his teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

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