|2022 F1 Miami Grand Prix – QUALIFYING RESULTS|
|1||charles leclerc||mon||Scuderia Ferrari||1m29.474s||1m29.130s||1m28.796s|
|two||Carlos Sainz||ESP||Scuderia Ferrari||1m30.079s||1m29.729s||1m28.986s|
|3||Max Verstappen||ned||Oracle Red Bull Racing||1m29.836s||1m29.202s||1m28.991s|
|4||sergio perez||MEX||Oracle Bull Racing||1m30.055s||1m29.673s||1m29.036s|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||FINISH||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orleans||1m30.845s||1m29.751s||1m29.475s|
|6||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1m30.388s||1m29.797s||1m29.625s|
|7||Pierre Gasley||FRA||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m30.799s||1m30.128s||1m29.690s|
|8||lando norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1m30.677s||1m29.634s||1m29.750s|
|9||yuki tsunoda||JPN||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m30.485s||1m30.031s||1m29.932s|
|10||Lance Stroll||DOG||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||1m30.441s||1m29.996s||1m30.676s|
|eleven||Fernando Alonso||ESP||BWT Alpine F1 Team||1m30.407s||1m30.160s|
|12||George Russell||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1m30.490s||1m30.173s|
|13||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||1m30.761s||1m30.214s|
|14||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||McLaren F1 Team||1m30.583s||1m30.310s|
|fifteen||Mike Schumacher||GER||Haas F1 Team||1m30.645s||1m30.423s|
|16||Kevin Magnussen||GIVE||Haas F1 Team||1m30.975s|
|17||Guanyu Zhou||CHN||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orleans||1m31.020s|
|18||alexander albin||THA||Williams Racing||1m31.266s|
|19||Nicholas Latifi||DOG||Williams Racing||1m31.325s|
|twenty||Stephen Ocon||FRA||BWT Alpine F1 Team||No Time Set|
Formula 1 will race in Miami for the first time this weekend at the Miami International Autodrome.
Miami will be on the F1 calendar for the next 10 years as the sport continues its impressive mark on America since Netflix’s Drive to Survive in 2018.
This weekend’s Miami GP has been likened to the Superbowl with the glitz and glamor on show.
The track layout is fast-paced and favors a low downforce setup which may play into Red Bull’s hands.
Red Bull hasn’t introduced any upgrades for this weekend while rivals Ferrari have a new, low downforce, rear ring.
In a bid to turn their season around, Mercedes have brought new upgrades to Miami.
Mercedes struggled last time out at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, although George Russell managed to salvage fourth after making a storming start.
Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton struggled to 13th after being stuck behind AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly for much of the race at Imola.
Mercedes have introduced a new rear wing as well as a beam wing while making changes to the W13’s front wing endplate.
It wants to reduce the drag levels the W13 is currently producing with low downforce and straight-line speed crucial around this new Miami circuit.
Speaking ahead of Friday practice, Hamilton doubted the impact Mercedes’ upgrades may have on their outright performance.
“You can expect that we will be giving it our all,” Hamilton said. “We’ve been trying our best and there’s been a huge amount of work in the background. You can see we’ve got a new rear wing for example, so I’m just grateful for everyone keeping their heads down and for the amazing hard work that everyone is putting in.
“I don’t anticipate much change in that sense.”
McLaren will be hoping to continue its upward trajectory after Lando Norris finished third at Imola but Alfa Romeo and Alpine have shown impressive pace in recent rounds.
In terms of the off-track action, a storm is brewing with regard to Hamilton’s jewelery.
The FIA has taken a tougher stance over the wearing of jewellery, with new F1 race director Niels Wittich informing all the teams that additional checks would be included as part of the pre-event scrutineering declaration form.
Hamilton had previously stated he had no plans to comply with the regulation, insisting that his earrings and nose stud cannot be physically removed.
The seven-time world champion arrived at the pre-event press conferences in Miami on Friday decked out in jewelery, including eight rings, four necklaces, two earrings, a bracelet and three watches – suggesting once again he has no plans to change his stance .
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Full 2022 F1 schedule
March 18-20 – Round 1
Bahrain Grand Prix
March 25-27 – Round 2
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
April 8-10 – Round 3
Australian Grand Prix
April 22-24 – Round 4
Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
May 6-8 – Round 5
Miami Grand Prix
May 20-22 – Round 6
Spanish Grand Prix
May 27-29 – Round 7
Monaco Grand Prix
June 10-12 – Round 8
Azerbaijan Grand Prix
June 17-19 – Round 9
Canadian Grand Prix
July 1-3 – Round 10
British Grand Prix
July 8-10 – Round 11
Austrian Grand Prix
July 22-24 – Round 12
French Grand Prix
July 27-29 – Round 13
Hungarian Grand Prix
August 26-28 – Round 14
Belgian Grand Prix
September 2-4 – Round 15
Dutch Grand Prix
September 9-11 – Round 16
Italian Grand Prix
September 30-October 2 – Round 17
Singapore Grand Prix
October 7-9 – Round 18
Japanese Grand Prix
October 21-23 – Round 19
United States Grand Prix
October 28-30 – Round 20
Mexican Grand Prix
November 11-13 – Round 21
Brazilian Grand Prix
November 18-20 – Round 22
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix