Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Miami International Autodrome, 2022

2022 Miami Grand Prix race result

2022 Miami Grand Prix

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Position Number Driver Team Car
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull RB18
2 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75
3 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari F1-75
4 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull RB18
5 63 George Russell Mercedes W13
6 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W13
7 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
8 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault A522
9 23 Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes FW44
10 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
11 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault A522
12 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
13 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
14 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes FW44
15 47 Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari VF-22
16 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari VF-22
17 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
DNF 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
DNF 4 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
DNF 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42


Fernando Alonso – Two five-second time penalties
Daniel Ricciardo – Five-second time penalty
Kevin Magnussen – Five-second time penalty

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38 comments on “2022 Miami Grand Prix race result”

  1. Jesus, luck has to be started measured in units of Russells.

    1. You make your own luck. Russell kept those tyres going until he got the chance to ditch them under SC. Fifth was a deserved reward for a super drive – he was definitely best of the rest today.

      1. MaddMe (@)
        8th May 2022, 22:25

        @red-andy I fully agree with you about Russell. Driver of the day for me.

        1. The Skeptic (@)
          8th May 2022, 22:44

          Also… Albon!

    2. I’m a big fan of George, but dang he has been the luckiest man in the paddock for a few races now!

      To his credit, though, his pace on the Hards was really consistent after the warmup phase at the start of the race. He got up to behind Lewis on Merit, but would have finished behind Lewis had the safety car not come out at the right time!

    3. petebaldwin (@)
      8th May 2022, 22:18

      He’s got many years to go until he’s racked up as many Russells as his team mate….

      1. ThreePurpleSectors (@)
        8th May 2022, 22:31

        @petebaldwin, there it is again lol!

    4. Russells per square Albons.

      1. Yep. Those two was quite lucky and impressive today. Fully deserved.

  2. Barry Bens (@barryfromdownunder)
    8th May 2022, 22:16

    Where did they pick up the guy asking the questions on the podium? Good lord it’s cringe!

    1. That’s Willy T. Ribbs and I wouldn’t exactly brag about not knowing of him.

      1. The Skeptic (@)
        8th May 2022, 22:46

        Not knowing a guy who had an America only racing career with no wins, podiums or poles? That’s fair enough….

        1. Yeah he’s unknown to me as well!

      2. Never heard of him and pretty sure it’s the same for almost everybody from outside the US

    2. @barryfromdownunder:
      Well, he is first and foremost a world renowned interviewer.. according to his wiki page ;-)

    3. ThreePurpleSectors (@)
      8th May 2022, 23:03

      @barryfromdownunder, not as cringe as using cringe in 2022? Let it go bud, that word had its moment. Time to retire it.

      BTW, careful what you say about Ribbs. Show some respect!

  3. When will F1 learn that gimmick flag wavers and interviewers just does not work.

    1. The Skeptic (@)
      8th May 2022, 22:42

      They will never learn.

  4. Russell got lucky, but what was Gasly doing? Not as clear-cut as initially seemed, but still.

    1. petebaldwin (@)
      8th May 2022, 22:22

      He did get lucky but I think we all expected a SC at some stage during the race and his strategy was to stay out until it happened so you can very much argue that he made his own luck today.

  5. This was VER’s race to lose. Starting to feel a little bit like 2017-2018 already for Ferrari, hopefully it won’t end so soon for them too. They seem to have what it needs, but not really enough to get on top. The top speed difference is such a powerful tool for RBR, the DRS seem to make no difference for Ferrari against RBR. They must start working now to reduce this top speed deficit. Plus, it’s a must for them to win all downforce-tracks races, also keep the reliability intact all season long.

    1. The Skeptic (@)
      8th May 2022, 22:40

      The Ref Bull speed advantage is not clear cut. Sainz managed to keep the Perez behind despite the Red Bulls fresh tyres…

      1. @theskeptic Conveniently forgetting the engine problem Perez had throughout the race?

        1. ThreePurpleSectors (@)
          8th May 2022, 22:59

          Perez to RB: “Why don’t you love me?”

          They sound so annoyed when Perez does well or reports anything with the car.

      2. @theskeptic:
        Horner claimed a sensor fail accounted for a 20kW power loss. We won’t know if that figure is even remotely accurate, but it would seem obvious he was managing an issue after that.

    2. This was VER’s race to lose.

      He hardly had FP-running on a new track, so it wasn’t that clear cut either.

    3. @mg1982 – He started as third it was Charles race to lose as he started as first. The race was decided ude tyrewear Ferarri can use their tyres right away but eat them a bit faster then Red Bull who hd problems to warmup the white tyre but when on temperature just a bit fast and beter tyrewear.

  6. ThreePurpleSectors (@)
    8th May 2022, 22:34

    Boys, it’s ok to admit luck. George was lucky. It doesn’t discount his drive. But his whole you make your own luck drivel? Come off it.

    1. You make your own luck in Formula One. George is an exceptional driver.

    2. The Skeptic (@)
      8th May 2022, 22:42

      It’s both. George did an excellent job with an offset strategy. He gained places in the first stint – and was ready to rumble when the Safety Car came.

      The only surprise is that it took so long to get a safety car!

    3. @threepurplesectors well, part of making his own luck was him asking Mercedes to delay his stop and wait for an SC to happen.

      Of course there was luck involved to actually get that SC, but still, he did have the foresight to influence his strategy that way.

    4. if you are willingly waiting to pit, postponing the tire change until a safety car eventually comes out, it’s not really a shot of luck when you pit the moment the safety car happens. of course it’s a bet, the safety car might never come and you are stuck there, but wouldn’t be unlucky anymore than this isn’t lucky

    5. He did make his own luck. He chose the hard tyres to start on and then nursed them to last long enough until there was a safety car. I mean its a street circuit so the chances of there being on e is high

  7. Issue for discussion during the weel: Has Pirelly been too conservative on compound choices?
    Ok, tyres failed on the last years and the new wheel might created some unknowns, but Albon went the full distance on hards in Australia and Russell was set to do the same today. Furthermore mediums today went half the distance alllowing for VER and LEC to exchange fastest laps on the later part of the stint.
    If we have the same selection for Barcelona, we will se more drivers starting on hards and trying to pull a full race on them.

    1. Not sure if you’re aware but you cannot do a full race on one compound. It’s forbidden.

      1. What I think he means is that Albon only stopped in the last lap because he had to. Otherwise, he would’ve done the full race on a set of hard tyres with neither a significant performance cliff nor reaching the wear limit.

        I’ve been checking the regulations:

        Unless he has used intermediate or wet-weather tyres during the race, each driver must use at least two different specifications of dry-weather tyres during the race, at least one of which must be a mandatory dry-weather race tyre specification as defined in Article 30.2c)ii). Unless a race is suspended and cannot be re-started, failure to comply with this requirement will result in the disqualification of the relevant driver from the race results.

        If the race is suspended and cannot be re-started, thirty (30) seconds will be added to the elapsed time of any driver who was unable to use at least two (2) specifications of dry-weather tyre.

        Unless I’ve missed something, there’s nothing in the rules preventing a driver whose pitbox is before the finish line from pitting at the very last lap, change tyres and then finishing the race in the pit lane (thus losing much less time than with a regular pit stop).

  8. Red Bull’s superior speed, relatively minor loss of time in the twistier sections, and their impressively consistent tyre management has to be a concern for Ferrari. It’s been a trend at most races so far, and it’s only really in Australia that Ferrari had the clear upper hand. At this rate Leclerc’s already significantly decreased championship lead is going to erode within a few races. Also, the difference between Leclerc and Verstappen and Sainz and Pérez was somewhat reminiscent of the Häkkinen/Schumacher and Coulthard/Barrichello days. The way the former pulled away from their teammates was quite impressive.

  9. Glad I didn’t bet the over/under on red flags for this race, as I was thinking it would be more red flag than racing.

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