2022 Formula One Miami Grand Prix

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The inaugural Formula One Miami Grand Prix takes place this weekend with Ferrari now just 11 points clear of Red Bull in the constructor's championship.

F1 takes on a brand new track this weekend with racing action taking place at the Miami International Autodrome in Miami, Florida. This street circuit is 5.412km long and has 19 corners. Overtakes will be most common near the end of the three DRS zones, particularly the second and third zones which end at turns 11 and 17 respectively.

The field enters Miami after a dominant Red Bull performance at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix two weeks ago. The result of that race was a 1-2 finish for Red Bull after a late mistake by driver's championship leader Charles Leclerc held him to 6th. Critically for the constructor's standings, his teammate Carlos Sainz was last in the race and earned the Ferrari team no points.

Max Verstappen climbed closer to Leclerc in the standings, though the gap between the top two point earners so far this season remains a sizable 27 points.

McLaren's performance after early season difficulties seem to be turning around, at least for one driver. Lando Norris finished third best in Imola, but his teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished third worst.

Another team currently experiencing notably varied results by driver is Mercedes. After many years of dominance the silver arrows have fallen off significantly, though George Russell has been impressively consistent and finds himself third in the driver's standings. His teammate Lewis Hamilton could only manage 13th at Imola, and the team hopes a new front wing will benefit the 7-time champion this weekend.

Each of the ten F1 teams have scored points this year after four races, which speaks to a more balanced field. In the middle of this are Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Alphatauri and Haas, who are separated from best to worst by just 11 points.

The Miami Grand Prix looks to be a hot, celebrity filled weekend. Has Verstappen found an answer for Leclerc? Will Red Bull further close the gap to Ferrari? Let us know on Twitter @RaceDepartment or in the comments below!
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From that "onboard lap", that chicane a little bit before the back straight looks painful. It's like someone has been to S3 chicane at Catalunya and somehow come to the conclusion of "Let's have another one of them".
 
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Mercedes WILL NOT solve their issues this year. There is a video a second about them bringing new parts to Miami to see if they are on the right track. They aren't. They built themselves a "Williams" and they need to just accept it.

Next year when they realize side pods are a necessity, they will become the best of the rest, nothing more.
 
Mercedes WILL NOT solve their issues this year. There is a video a second about them bringing new parts to Miami to see if they are on the right track. They aren't. They built themselves a "Williams" and they need to just accept it.

Next year when they realize side pods are a necessity, they will become the best of the rest, nothing more.
I love the way you talk.
 
Tried the track with the (excellent) mod available for Assetto Corsa. It's not that bad, even if it includes the now compulsory "we need DRS to artificially enhance the show" straight part. My only criticism is the much too tight series of corners (11-16), whose purpose, I guess, is to bunch up the cars prior to the long straight and the 2nd DRS zone. It does look like a Formula E sector, as Tsunoda said.
 
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Tried the track with the (excellent) mod available for Assetto Corsa. It's not that bad, even if it includes the now compulsory "we need DRS to artificially enhance the show" straight part. My only criticism is the much too tight series of corners (11-16), whose purpose, I guess, is to bunch up the cars prior to the long straight and the 2nd DRS zone. It does look like a Formula E sector, as Tsunoda said.

It's because they had to negotiate going under the highway there, and I guess they had to work around some already existing elements. Kinda like that horrible section in the Hungaroring when they first built it in the late 80's, they built that clumsy chicane to go around a water main or something like that.

Would be nice if Sky Sports would get their sound straightened out.
 
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From that "onboard lap", that chicane a little bit before the back straight looks painful. It's like someone has been to S3 chicane at Catalunya and somehow come to the conclusion of "Let's have another one of them".
I actually thought of Singapore... remember this one? I surely hope it doesn't deliver a pile-up crash.

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Last year it was the Haas car that was the reason for Schumachers poor results.
What is it this year.
Or is Magnussen just in another class than Schumacher?

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