2022 F1 Miami Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (3)
1Sergio PerezMEXOracle Bull Racing1m30.304s
2Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m30.498s
3Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m30.649s
4Fernando AlonsoESPBWT Alpine F1 Team1m31.036s
5Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.049s
6Mick SchumacherGERHaas F1 Team1m31.050s
7Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m31.172s
8Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1m31.227s
9Alexander AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m31.501s
10Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m31.594s
11Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri1m31.659s
12Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.665s
13Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m31.728s
14Valtteri BottasFINAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m31.885s
15Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m31.890s
16Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri1m31.901s
17George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m31.924s
18Guanyu ZhouCHNAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m32.051s
19Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m32.376s
20Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 TeamNo 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 glamour on show.

The track layout is fast-paced and favours 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 has 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 jewellery.

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 physically be removed. 

The seven-time world champion arrived at the pre-event press conferences in Miami on Friday decked out in jewellery, 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 calendar

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