ONEWelcome to our coverage of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix. It is very difficult to offer a verdict on the Autodromo Internacional de Miami at this point as there are no Formula 1 cars racing on it yet, but it is fair to say that the initial impression it’s from… well, let’s just say it’s been fine so far.
There were some bumps and bumps and a lot of spins. It seems to be a circuit that punishes mistakes, sometimes harshly, and it’s not so easy to drive. Some drivers criticized the track surface and the possibility of overtaking in the race, but we’ll have to see that, won’t we?
Still, what else can you expect from a track that was built in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium? That’s a fair question. But then another question is why build a racetrack there in the first place? And, when you see the promotion that’s been going on all week and F1’s attempt to finally break America, then you understand why. Money talks, doesn’t it?
Still, there is that race to do today. Charles Leclerc was the driver who managed the tricky track layout the best in yesterday’s qualifying, taking pole position and finishing ahead of his teammate Ferrari Carlos Sainz. Max Verstappen‘s (relatively) difficult weekend continued with a mistake in his last race in Q3. All to play for, but losing more ground to Leclerc at this point in the season is far from ideal.