F1 makes its first of three visits to the United States this weekend because it invades the Hard Rock Stadium advanced for the second-ever Miami Grand Prix. Defending race and collection champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull enters because the overwhelming favourite to as soon as once more win on the short-term Miami International Autodrome road circuit.
Here’s the whole lot it’s worthwhile to know for the Miami Grand Prix race weekend:
Verstappen, Ferraris lead in FP2
Despite discomfort points attributable to his HANS gadget, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen turned the quickest lap throughout Free Practice 2 in 1:27.930. The Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz (1:28.315) and Charles Leclerc (1:28.398) had been almost half a second behind. Toward the tip of the session Leclerc introduced out the session’s lone purple flag with a spin and speak to with the boundaries in flip 8.
Max Verstappen was almost half a second quicker than the Ferraris in qualifying sims throughout Free Practice 2 for the Miami Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mercedes prime timing sheets in FP1
George Russell posted the quickest time (1:30.125) in Friday’s first apply session, two one-hundredths forward of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was third with a 1:30.449, whereas defending race-winner and two-time defending collection champion Max Verstappen was fourth at 1:30.549. Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg introduced out a nine-minute purple flag halfway by the session that worn out about 9 minutes of operating.
Miami Grand Prix TV/Streaming schedule
All occasions Eastern
Friday, May 5
2:25-3:30 p.m.: Free apply 1 (ESPN2, F1TV)
5:55-7 p.m.: Free apply 2 (ESPN2, F1TV)
Saturday, May 6
12:25-1:30 p.m.: Free apply 3 (ESPN, F1TV)
3:55-5 p.m.: Qualifying (ESPN, F1TV)
Sunday, May 7
2-3:25 p.m.: Pre-race present (ABC)
3:25-5:30 p.m.: Miami Grand Prix (ABC, F1TV)
2023 Miami Grand Prix particulars
Track: Miami International Autodrome (Miami Gardens, Florida), 3.36-mile, 19-turn road circuit
Length: 57 laps for 191.58 miles
Lap document: 1:31.361s (Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 2022)
Tire compounds: C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium), C4 (Soft)
Top drivers and finest bets for the Miami Grand Prix
Red Bull has actually pushed previous its rivals as if they had been standing nonetheless by the primary 4 races of the season. Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez have alternated wins to open the season and within the three races they’ve completed 1-2, they had been a mean of 20 seconds up the highway.
Best odds to win (per BetMGM)
• Max Verstappen (-200)
• Sergio Perez (+300)
• Fernando Alonso (+1400)
• Lewis Hamilton (+2000)
Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg is backing the Bulls this weekend, advocating for Verstappen’s odds to assert pole (-125) and Perez to complete on the rostrum (-350). Bromberg additionally likes Mercedes’ George Russell to complete within the prime six (-300).
Miami Grand Prix entries
Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari|
Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes
George Russell (63), Mercedes
Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault
Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault
Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes
Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes
Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari
Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari
Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes
Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes
Is there a pretend marina on the Miami Grand Prix?
Yes. Race promoters have constructed a “dock” with 10 yachts overlooking the turns 6-7-8 advanced of the circuit, that includes vessels on trailers surrounded by a raised strong vinyl end resembling water. This is an apparent try to duplicate the glamor and glitz of the Monaco Grand Prix set for later this month, but additionally a calculated gambit for social media virality.
Weather for the Miami Grand Prix
The weekend forecast is pretty constant by way of temperature with highs of 89 on Friday and 87 on Saturday and Sunday. However, cloud cowl is predicted to range (which impacts monitor temperature and due to this fact, grip) all through the weekend. Friday’s apply periods will probably be largely sunny, Saturday’s apply and qualifying will probably be underneath partly cloudy situations, whereas Sunday will probably be overcast. Historically, if the information groups gather Friday isn’t as related for Sunday, racing will get extra wild.