2023 Formula One Miami Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2023 Formula One Miami Grand Prix?

  • Max Verstappen

    Votes: 332 53.0%
  • Sergio Perez

    Votes: 131 20.9%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Votes: 30 4.8%
  • George Russell

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • Charles Leclerc

    Votes: 39 6.2%
  • Carlos Sainz

    Votes: 4 0.6%
  • Fernando Alonso

    Votes: 57 9.1%
  • Lance Stroll

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • Lando Norris

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • Oscar Piastri

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nico Hulkenberg

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Kevin Magnussen

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Guanyu Zhou

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Valtteri Bottas

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Pierre Gasly

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Esteban Ocon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yuki Tsunoda

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Nyck De Vries

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Alexander Albon

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • Logan Sargeant

    Votes: 11 1.8%

  • Total voters
    627
Four down, nineteen to go and this week, it's a trip to the Hard Rock Stadium for the 2023 Formula One Miami Grand Prix. Here's all to look out for.

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Last weekend, the Formula One community saw what was perhaps the dullest Azerbaijan Grand Prix in history. That wasn't helped by the infuriating Sprint race format essentially spoiling the Grand Prix result 24 hours before it even took place.

But it's good news for fans looking for a more exciting race as the F1 paddock heads to the USA and Miami for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix... Oh wait.

Yes, Formula One is making a seemingly unnecessary trip across the Atlantic for a single race on the American continent before once again returning to Europe. All for the series' second time out at the Miami International Autodrome which runs through the car park of the Hard Rock Stadium.

Resurfacing complications​

As aforementioned, the 2023 Miami GP will be Formula Ones second visit to the Miami International Autodrome. Although it isn't entirely the same venue as it was last year. Whilst the location and layout remains unchanged, the entire track has been resurfaced since its last use. This new surface will provide plenty of unknowns to teams and should spice up the racing.

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The challenges of the new track surface will certainly be different to those of last year. Whereas the 2022 running of the event saw very bumpy tarmac accentuate the problems of the new cars, this new surface is supposedly much smoother. However, with brand new, unused tarmac comes the issue of asphalt oils leaking out and surface damage.

In fact, new track surfaces that haven't had much running prior to a Grand Prix weekend tend to deform under the load of F1 cars. Track damage comes in the form of intense tram lines that get more pronounced over a weekend and the extraction of oil from within the asphalt. A famous and recent example of this would be the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix in which damp running felt like ice to the drivers due to the presence of oil all over the racing surface.

Expect driver radios to constantly mention the track surface throughout the weekend.

Who looks strong after Baku?​

Leaving Baku, it seems Ferrari is once again closer to the Red Bull pairing. Charles Leclerc was able to snatch pole and keep Fernando Alonso from continuing his podium streak at the sea-front circuit. However, with much warmer temperatures announced for the Miami GP and a Ferrari that eats its tyres faster than you can say "Pirelli," an Australia-esque order may be on its way.


One driver that will be positive leaving Baku is Sergio Perez. The Mexican once again earned his "King of the Streets" title by dominating over his teammate throughout the weekend. And with a Miami layout that somewhat resembles that of a street circuit, chances are he will be looking to carry this momentum through the first quarter of the year.

Finally, McLaren seemed to get the handle of its 2023 car at Baku having brought a number of upgrades. They will hope to continue their run of form in the United States before embarking on a European leg through Imola, Barcelona and Monaco in coming weeks.

How to watch the 2023 Miami Grand Prix?​

Being a fly away event on the American continent, European Formula One fans will be staying up later than usual to catch all the action this weekend. However, it's nowhere near as late as many of us will be getting up for the Las Vegas Grand Prix later on this year. Here are all the Formula One session times for the weekend.
  • FP1 - 20:00 CET / 14:00 Local Time
  • FP2 - 23:30 CET / 17:30 Local Time
  • FP3 - 18:30 CET / 12:30 Local Time
  • Qualifying - 22:00 CET / 16:00 Local Time
  • Race - 21:30 CET / 15:30 Local Time
You can catch all of the action on the F1TV App. However, most countries also have a local TV channel that will broadcast the race.

What are you looking forward to for the 2023 Formula One Miami Grand Prix?
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One of the two races in my time zone (the other is here in my city, Montréal), so the weekend schedule is very convenient for me. I'll be watching with a cold beer instead of coffee, as I do when the race is in Europe.

Not too crazy about the track, I have to say, it's much too "bling" for my taste. I confess, I forgot all about last year's edition... I'm expecting another Red Bull domination.
 
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It's good for the sport to have more races in the US but this fake marina track does not do it for me unfortunately. There are so many great race tracks in the states, why pick this one for a F1 Grand Prix?

As for the predictions: I think an easy win for Max again. But I hope for a surprise by Alonso :)
 
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It's good for the sport to have more races in the US but this fake marina track does not do it for me unfortunately. There are so many great race tracks in the states, why pick this one for a F1 Grand Prix?

As for the predictions: I think an easy win for Max again. But I hope for a surprise by Alonso :)
Eh... same as all those other new tracks: $$$$$$$$ and $$$$$$$ only.
 
Go Kevin go for Q3 :laugh:

BæTheWay: Wondering what punisment the stewards will cook together because Hamilton accused him for wavering. Probably a 1 minutes penalty or disqualification:roflmao:

EDIT: OK a provisional #4 for Kevin. But thats before the stewards mandatory revenge on the dane:rolleyes:
 
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It's good for the sport to have more races in the US but this fake marina track does not do it for me unfortunately. There are so many great race tracks in the states, why pick this one for a F1 Grand Prix?

As for the predictions: I think an easy win for Max again. But I hope for a surprise by Alonso :)
Yes, watch for Verstappen to hit that DRS button and zooooom past everybody by lap 5 or 6...
 
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I dunno what damage Leclerc did to his car but if it's all good with no gearbox penalty then both he and Verstappen will likely move up to the podium slots within half a eight to ten laps.
But... Sainz is in their way, and he's binning it less (that will come back and haunt me) so Ferrari might just play sillybuggers with Leclerc protecting Sainz.

But I think ol' Freddie Vas is gonna get mighty sore if Charles can't buckle down and keep it together for the rest of the season... they have a budget ya know!
 
EDIT: OK a provisional #4 for Kevin. But thats before the stewards mandatory revenge on the dane
Kevin Magnussen retains P4 after stewards rule on Lewis Hamilton incident

Hehe the only reason Kevin was not penalised was because another slow car was in front of him - otherwise...:roflmao:

Kevin Magnussen: “Pole position feels better, but I’m absolutely delighted with the results today,” said the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix pole-sitter.:thumbsup:
 
Kevin Magnussen retains P4 after stewards rule on Lewis Hamilton incident

Hehe the only reason Kevin was not penalised was because another slow car was in front of him - otherwise...:roflmao:

Kevin Magnussen: “Pole position feels better, but I’m absolutely delighted with the results today,” said the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix pole-sitter.:thumbsup:
Well, to be honest it was a far call Lewis/MercedesGP calling it, IMO.
Both drivers being on the warmup lap.
And Lewis being able to identify Kevin on the distance, almost "parked".

Had Kevin made a quick, dangerous last second move or similar, the story for the jury would've been quite different, but this was an easy pick.
 
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Well, to be honest it was a far call Lewis/MercedesGP calling it, IMO.
Both drivers being on the warmup lap.
And Lewis being able to identify Kevin on the distance, almost "parked".

Had Kevin made a quick, dangerous last second move or similar, the story for the jury would've been quite different, but this was an easy pick.
Lewis Hamilton has a brake pedal, they're both on slower laps... it's down to him not to hit the car in front.
 
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Max is just a machine. Whilst people will moan at a boring race, Max just shows what an amazing driver he really is.
But yeah, lap 45 it's been a dull one.
It was good great, Checo couldn't do anything because there was no SC/VSC, Max gave it the lot and won with the best drive and strategy, George had a good one too, and Hamilton had some great overtakes, as did KMag... well his were re-takes.
Perhaps next year there'll be more usable real estate (racing line) and the strategies will vary a bit more.

PS: that introducing the Drivers was F****** embarrassing.
 

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