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The 2022 Miami Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2022) was the fifth race of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship, held at the Miami International Autodrome on the weekend of May 06-08 2022. It was the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.



Background[]

Talks for a race in Miami began as far back as 2017, with various impressions for the circuit held within the city as a street course. On 2021, a ten-year deal was reached to host the Miami Grand Prix beginning in 2022. The Miami Grand Prix would take place around the Hard Rock Stadium, home to the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.

This race will be the inaugural race held in Miami at the newly constructed Miami International Autodrome staged around the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It will be one of two Grands Prix held in the United States this season; the other being the 2022 United States Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Racing at a new circuit is more challenging for drivers and teams since they do not have previous data to rely on for their strategies. Moreover, a new track implies a new track surface, so there may be imperfections that have not been addressed (e.g. bump[1] at Eau Rouge that was seen at the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix). A few circuits this season will have a new tarmac such as the resurfaced Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the redesigned Albert Park Circuit.

Jewelry ban[]

Since Australia, the FIA have enforced rules on drivers wearing jewelry during race events. Some believed it was a move targeted to Hamilton, who was often seen wearing jewelry in race events. Hamilton, who previously insisted that there were a few body jewelry parts that could not be removed, called the decision a "backwards" move while sporting with various jewelry on his body during the pre-race media conference, adding that he would be willing to sign a waiver to take on some responsibility away from the FIA. In response, the FIA has granted the seven-time champion an exemption for the race weekend as well as the next race weekend at Barcelona.

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
31 France Esteban Ocon France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
Source:[2]

Practice[]

FP1[]

Leclerc led the opening session of the inaugural Miami weekend from Russell and Verstappen in the closing stage of the session, with the latter suffering overheating issues despite being third fastest. The session was not without incidents, with drivers spinning and losing control learning the new course, and Bottas causing the first red flag when he lost the rear at Turns 7-8 and hence did not take part in the next session.

FP2[]

Russell showed that Mercedes' latest updates had seemingly taken effect by posting the overall fastest time on Friday, with Leclerc and Perez behind, and Hamilton about two-tenths behind his teammate in fourth. Verstappen meanwhile failed to set a time after having hydraulic issues moments after leaving the pits, despite having his gearbox changed from his brush in FP1. Sainz caused the second red flag of the weekend by crashing at Turn 12, with the next red flag coming after Latifi stopped on-track having suspected one of his wheels was not attached properly.

FP3[]

Practice Results[]

The full practice results for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix are outlined below:

No. Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 1:31.277 3 No time 19 1:30.649 3
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.592 10 1:31.208 12 1:31.728 13
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.615 11 1:30.535 6 1:31.594 10
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:33.024 14 1:31.393 14 1:31.049 5
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:35.637 20 1:32.913 18 1:32.376 19
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:31.498 5 1:30.547 7 1:31.901 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 1:31.301 4 1:30.150 3 1:30.304 1
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 1:32.884 12 1:30.372 5 1:31.036 4
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:31.098 1 1:30.044 2 1:30.498 2
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:33.576 16 1:31.631 16 1:31.665 12
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:32.559 9 1:30.921 10 1:31.227 8
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:34.043 18 1:31.260 13 1:31.659 11
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:31.854 7 1:31.710 17 1:31.501 9
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:33.020 13 1:30.860 8 1:32.051 18
31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 1:33.417 15 1:30.861 9 No time 20
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:31.956 8 1:30.179 4 1:31.890 15
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 1:34.945 19 1:31.587 15 1:31.050 6
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 1:31.528 6 1:30.964 11 1:31.172 7
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 1:31.169 2 1:29.938 1 1:31.924 17
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:33.773 17 No time 20 1:31.885 14
Source: [3][4][5]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Knocked out in the first round of qualifying was Kevin Magnussen, Guanyu Zhou, and both Williams drivers. Esteban Ocon did not partake in qualifying since his car was not repaired on time.

Q2[]

The second round of qualifying saw Fernando Alonso, George Russell, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and Mick Schumacher eliminated.

Q3[]

In the closing stages of the final qualifying round, the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, Jr. secured a one-two start for the Sunday race, which pushed down Max Verstappen to third.

Qualifying Results[]

The full qualifying results for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1 1:29.474 1 1:29.130 1 1:28.796 1
2 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 4 1:30.079 5 1:29.729 2 1:28.986 2
3 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 2 1:29.836 2 1:29.202 3 1:28.991 3
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 3 1:30.055 4 1:29.673 4 1:29.036 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 15 1:30.845 6 1:29.751 5 1:29.475 5
6 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 5 1:30.388 7 1:29.797 6 1:29.625 6
7 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 14 1:30.779 10 1:30.128 7 1:29.690 7
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 13 1:30.761 3 1:29.634 8 1:29.750 8
9 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 8 1:30.485 9 1:30.031 9 1:29.932 9
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 7 1:30.441 8 1:29.996 10 1:30.676 PL
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 6 1:30.407 11 1:30.160 11
12 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 9 1:30.490 12 1:30.173 12
13 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 12 1:30.677 13 1:30.214 PL
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10 1:30.583 14 1:30.310 14
15 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 11 1:30.645 15 1:30.423 15
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 16 1:30.975 16
17 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 17 1:31.020 17
18 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 18 1:31.266 18
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:31.325 19
20 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 20 No time 20
107% Time: 1:35.737
Source:[6]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel qualified 10th and 13th, respectively, but they started the race from the pit lane as the fuel in their car was found too cold. Their places on the grid were left vacant.[7]

Grid[]

Show Grid
Pos. Pos.
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Monaco 16. Leclerc 2
______________ Spain 55. Sainz
Row 2 3 ______________
Netherlands 1. Verstappen 4
______________ Mexico 11. Pérez
Row 3 5 ______________
Finland 77. Bottas 6
______________ United Kingdom 44. Hamilton
Row 4 7 ______________
France 10. Gasly 8
______________ United Kingdom 4. Norris
Row 5 9 ______________
Japan 22. Tsunoda 10
______________ Canada 18. Stroll
Row 6 11 ______________
Spain 14. Alonso 12
______________ United Kingdom 63. Russell
Row 7 13 ______________
Germany 5. Vettel 14
______________ Australia 3. Ricciardo
Row 8 15 ______________
Germany 47. Schumacher 16
______________ Denmark 20. Magnussen
Row 9 17 ______________
China 24. Zhou 18
______________ Thailand 23. Albon
Row 10 19 ______________
Canada 6. Latifi 20
______________ France 31. Ocon

Race[]

Report[]

In the first corner at the start, Verstappen overtook Sainz for second place and closed in on Leclerc, whom he passed for the lead on lap 9, as Leclerc struggled with the medium compound tyres.[8][9] The race was interrupted on lap 41, as Norris's rear right tyre made contact with Gasly's front left, triggering a virtual safety car and then a safety car for five laps. Verstappen was pressured from Leclerc at the restart, and defended his position to take the win. On lap 52, his teammate Pérez attempted to overtake Sainz into turn 1 but made a mistake and locked up. Vettel and Schumacher collided at lap 53, but no action was taken.[10] Leclerc and Sainz finished second and third, respectively, while Pérez, who had suffered engine issues that cost him about 30 horsepower,[11] and Russell made up the top five.[12] After the race, Alonso was given two separate five-second penalties.[13] Magnussen had two separate incidents following the restart with Stroll, retiring on the last lap; he was classified 16th as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.[14]

Results[]

The full results for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 57 1:34:24.258 3 26FL
2 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 57 +3.786s 1 18
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 57 +8.229s 2 15
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 57 +10.638s 4 12
5 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 57 +18.582s 12 10
6 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 +21.368s 6 8
7 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 57 +25.073s 5 6
8 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 57 +28.386s 20 4
9 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 57 +32.365s 18 2
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 57 +37.026s 10 1
11 63 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 57 +37.128s 11
12 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 57 +40.146s 9
13 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 +40.902s 14
14 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 57 +49.936s 19
15 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 57 +73.305s 15
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 56 Front wing 16
17 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 54 Collision damage 13
Ret 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 45 Suspension 7
Ret 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 39 Collision 8
Ret 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 6 Engine 17
Source:[15]
  • Verstappen scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race.
  • Alonso and Magnussen received five-second time penalties for causing collisions.
  • Ricciardo and Alonso received five-second time penalties for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

Milestones[]

  • First Miami Grand Prix held.
  • Eleventh different location that has hosted Formula 1 in the United States.

Standings[]

Following this race, the top five drivers retain their positions in the Drivers' World Championship. Lewis Hamilton gained a place over Lando Norris as Norris had to retire his car after a collision with Pierre Gasly. Alexander Albon picked up two positions with a 9th-place finish after moving up from 10th due to the two 5-second penalties Alonso received during the race. Lance Stroll gained a place over Guanyu Zhou due to Zhou's early retirement from the race, which nullified any possibility for Zhou to score points.

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc 104
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen 85
3 Mexico Sergio Pérez 66
4 United Kingdom George Russell 59
5 Spain Carlos Sainz 53
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 36 ▲1
7 United Kingdom Lando Norris 35 ▼1
8 Finland Valtteri Bottas 30
9 France Esteban Ocon 24
10 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 15
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 11
12 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 10
13 France Pierre Gasly 6
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel 4
15 Thailand Alexander Albon 3 ▲2
16 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 ▼1
17 Canada Lance Stroll 2 ▲1
18 China Guanyu Zhou 1 ▼2

Only point-scoring drivers are shown.

Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 157
2 Austria Red Bull 151
3 Germany Mercedes 95
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 46
5 Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 31
6 France Alpine-Renault 26
7 Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 16
8 United States Haas-Ferrari 15
9 United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 6
10 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 3

References[]

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. "Lewis Hamilton says F1 track surface has "ruined" Eau Rouge". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. 27 Aug 2021. https://us.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-says-track-surface-has-ruined-eau-rouge/6654736/. Retrieved 23 Mar 2022.
  2. 2022 Miami Grand Prix - Entry List (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.
  3. "2022 Miami Grand Prix – Practice 1 Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 Apr 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/races/1110/miami/practice-1.html. Retrieved 7 Apr 2022.
  4. "2022 Miami Grand Prix – Practice 2 Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 Apr 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/races/1110/miami/practice-2.html. Retrieved 7 Apr 2022.
  5. "2022 Miami Grand Prix – Practice 3 Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 8 Apr 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/races/1110/miami/practice-3.html. Retrieved 8 Apr 2022.
  6. 2022 Miami Grand Prix - Qualifying, https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/races/1110/miami/qualifying.html, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2022. Retrieved on 7 May 2022)
  7. "2022 Miami Grand Prix report and highlights: Verstappen wins inaugural Miami Grand Prix over Leclerc after late Safety Car drama". Formula 1®. 8 May 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.verstappen-wins-inaugural-miami-grand-prix-over-leclerc-after-late-safety.6zwwHLQ27MENnB4ygoNN1S.html.
  8. Horton, Phillip (May 9, 2022). "Leclerc: Medium tyre struggles undid victory quest". https://www.motorsportweek.com/2022/05/09/leclerc-medium-tyre-struggles-undid-victory-quest/. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  9. Lucas, Katherin (May 9, 2022). "'Disappointed' Leclerc blames defeat to Verstappen on Ferrari's tyre management". https://inews.co.uk/sport/formula-one/f1-news-charles-leclerc-red-bulls-tyre-management-miami-grand-prix-1618494. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  10. "Vettel and Schumacher diplomatic over 'chaotic' late-race shunt". May 9, 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.vettel-and-schumacher-diplomatic-over-chaotic-late-race-shunt.GGXKmdQDvfJxdRZRp9Ijd.html. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  11. Smith, Luke (May 9, 2022). "Perez thinks Miami F1 win was on if not for engine issue". https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/perez-i-had-chance-of-miami-f1-win-without-engine-issue/10301827/. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  12. "2022 Miami Grand Prix report and highlights: Verstappen wins inaugural Miami Grand Prix over Leclerc after late Safety Car drama". May 8, 2022. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.verstappen-wins-inaugural-miami-grand-prix-over-leclerc-after-late-safety.6zwwHLQ27MENnB4ygoNN1S.html. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  13. Collantine, Keith (May 8, 2022). "Stroll promoted to 10th after Alonso receives second five-second time penalty". https://www.racefans.net/2022/05/08/stroll-promoted-10th-after-alonso-receives-second-five-second-time-penalty/. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  14. Horton, Phillip (May 9, 2022). "Haas F1 Team Suffers Late Disaster in Miami". https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a39938034/haas-f1-team-suffers-late-disaster-in-miami/. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  15. "2022 Miami Grand Prix - Race Result" (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2022), 8 May 2022
V T E 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariMercedesRBPTRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas
Team Reports Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Driver Reports AlbonAlonsoBottasGaslyHamiltonHülkenbergLatifiLeclercMagnussenNorrisOconPérezRicciardoRussellSainzSchumacherStrollTsunodaVerstappenVettelZhou
Other Drivers BuemiFittipaldiGiovinazziKubicaPiastridi RestaSchumacherVandoornede Vries
Cars Alfa Romeo C42AlphaTauri AT03Alpine A522Aston Martin AMR22Ferrari F1-75Haas VF-22McLaren MCL36Mercedes W13Red Bull RB18Williams FW44
Tyres Pirelli
Races BahrainSaudi ArabiaAustraliaImolaMiamiSpainMonacoAzerbaijanCanadaSilverstoneAustriaFranceHungaryBelgiumNetherlandsItalyRussiaSingaporeJapanUnited StatesMexicoBrazilAbu Dhabi
Tests BarcelonaBahrain
See also 2021 Formula One Season2023 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E United States Miami Grand Prix
Circuits Miami International Autodrome (2022–present)
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Formula One Races 2022
See also United States Grand Prix • United States Grand Prix West • Indianapolis 500 • Detroit Grand Prix • Caesars Palace Grand Prix • Dallas Grand Prix • Questor Grand Prix
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