Sergio Perez has a chance to take the lead in the Formula One world championship today as he starts to take pole to the Miami Grand Prix, with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen stuck in second place. nine after a roller coaster type match.
It’s certainly been a tough ride for Charles Leclerc, who has put his Ferrari in a difficult position against what promises to be an exciting F1 race in the United States. Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen made an unusual top four on the grid with Lewis Hamilton also training around Hard Rock Stadium.
A win for Perez tonight will secure first place in the 2023 championship, which has long been seen as a procession for Red Bull – so how will they manage their drivers Which is in complete condition? Follow F1 Miami Grand Prix live via standard sportHis racing blog, featuring expert analysis from Matt Majendie in Miami!
Lewis Hamilton warns the grass isn’t always greener
Lewis Hamilton has been warned by former F1 rival Felipe Massa that leaving Mercedes would be a gamble.
Hamilton’s contract with the Silver Arrows is due to be renewed later this year. The 38-year-old is expected to extend his stay with the team that has taken him to six of seven world championships, equaling his record.
However, Mercedes’ lukewarm start to the new campaign has led some to question whether Hamilton can shop around, with Ferrari as a possible destination.
“Anything is possible, but I doubt it will,” Massa said. Lewis’ relationship with Mercedes is strong and to change that for Ferrari, he needs to know for sure what he’s getting.
“Ferrari didn’t prove they had the car to win the championship. Going there would be a gamble. If he can’t go to Red Bull, it’s impossible for Max [Verstappen] there, I will stay at Mercedes.”
Miami Grand Prix Race Win Rate
Sergio Perez – 4/6
Max Verstappen – 7/4
Fernando Alonso – 13/2
Carlos Sainz – 25/1
Charles Leclerc – 50/1
George Russell – 50/1
Lewis Hamilton – 70/1
Odds provided by Newmay change.
Miami Night Race is coming
Miami Grand Prix bosses are in talks with Formula 1 about holding the race at night.
The event is part of a 10-year agreement with F1 and tonight’s race is the first of three to be held in the US this year, with the event debuting on the Las Vegas strip in November alongside Austin’s grand prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
The Vegas round will be under the lights, and Miami Dolphins chief executive Tom Garfinkel revealed on Sunday that his race could turn into a nighttime event.
“We had some discussions about a night race and the possibility of doing that and what it would be like,” said Garfinkel.
“There’s a lot of factors that go into that with F1 and television, so we have to weigh all of that, but we’re definitely open-minded.”
It’s been a lovely warm day in Miami with just a seven percent chance of rain – give or take.
Temperatures only peaked at 27°C with some strong winds across the circuit.
That would make for good, but experimental, conditions for today’s race.
Miami Grand Prix starting grid
how to watch
channel: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports with lights off at 8:30pm BST. Coverage starts at 7pm on Sky Sports F1 and 7:30pm and Main Event.
The free highlights are on Channel 4 at 1.25am BST overnight Sunday through Monday.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers can watch live via the Sky Go app.
F1 Miami Grand Prix – LIVE!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of the F1 Miami Grand Prix.
It’s been a nervous season for Formula 1 as Red Bull looks like it’s about to run away with the title.
But exactly which Red Bull driver will take the crown is currently a matter of debate, with Sergio Perez in first place today and Max Verstappen in ninth.
The way the Dutchman battled past the likes of Charles Leclerc, whose qualifying breakdown was partly responsible for his low net position, and Fernando Alonso was one of many subplots in Miami .
Grand prix begins at 8:30pm BST at the Miami International Autodrome, where our reporter Matt Majendie is on hand to provide expert analysis.
You can follow all the build, race action and reactions right here with our live blog!