Inaugural Event at Miami Grand Prix
A spectacular event is set to race through Miami. For the first time, the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will take place just outside Hard Rock Stadium at the Miami International Autodrome. The best racers in the world, headed by Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc, will compete on May 8 at F1 Miami 2022.
Miami Grand Prix Information
- Game: Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix
- Location: Miami International Autodrome, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Day/Time: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET
- Television: ABC
Ferrari, Red Bull Resume Duel
This season has been an incredibly exciting one so far and it will only continue at a brand-new track in Miami. Verstappen, who is favored to win the race, has 59 points in the individual standings. Ferrari’s Leclerc is the second-favorite to win the first Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix despite leading Verstappen by 27 points in the standings.
Verstappen won circuit’s last race as a favorite in Italy and will be looking to become the first racer to win the Miami Grand Prix. Miami is the 13th different city in the United States to host an F1 race.
Ferrari leads the team standings and is followed by Red Bull. It appears it will be a two-team race for the Constructors Championship as Mercedes is close to 50 points behind Red Bull and Ferrari. We’ll see who can come up clutch in the inaugural Crypto.com Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022.
Russell, Perez Quietly Thriving
Despite Mercedes’ lackluster car, their youngest driver has been blazing through the field at an impressive rate. George Russell, who is Valterri Bottas’ replacement at Mercedes, has been tremendous this year, finishing in the top five in all of the races this season. He only has one podium on the season and is looking to add to that in Miami. Russell is -160 to finish top-six, which seems like a great line. Russell at -300 to finish in the top ten is another great line.
Another number two racer that has been impressing this season is Sergio “Checo” Perez. The Mexican driver has finished top-four every race that his car has made it to the checkered flag. If Red Bull can avoid engine issues and power failures, it could be an exciting one-two for them at the Miami International Autodrome. If Perez can finish in the top three, he’ll cash at +110 to podium at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.
Miami International Autodrome
The new track and grandstands in Miami Gardens, named the Miami International Autodrome, has finally been finished. Crews are still putting finishing touches down as far as paint and amenities go, but the track and grandstands are finished and look gorgeous.
The track without a doubt has a Miami feel with the bright blue coloring and extravagant displays of boats and fake beaches. The track has an incredibly long straightaway right before Turn 17, which teams are calling the “Florida Turnpike.” It’s a bit of an ironic name considering the track itself does cut off an exit of the Florida Turnpike.
The track should be fairly high speed and is built like a street circuit with a permanent feel. There are definitely some hairpin turns that will slow the field, but there is also a set of turns that drivers will be taking at roughly 160 mph. There’s no doubt we are all in for a show at the first Miami F1 race.Follow us on Twitter