Miami Grand Prix 2022, F1 qualifying live: latest updates and lap times
Welcome to our coverage for qualifying for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome. It is the first of two races in the United States this year and will be one of three in 2023 with the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Has F1 finally cracked America? It looks like it, doesn't it?
Final practice finished a couple of hours ago and once again it was Red Bull and Ferrari leading the way. It was Sergio Perez who mastered the conditions, finishing just under two-tenths of a second ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Max Verstappen was another tenth and a half behind in fifth, with Fernando Alonso an impressive fourth for Alpine. Both Haas cars also made it into the top 10.
Mercedes had a more promising day on Friday with George Russell quickest in second practice and Lewis Hamilton in the top four too. Yet it was back to the problematic W13 in third practice with George Russell finishing 17th and Lewis Hamilton only two places higher. Both were at least 1.5 seconds off the pace. The porpoising also returned. So progress of sorts in one respect but it looks like another frustrating weekend ahead.
It has been a couple of days with many crashes. All street circuits carry some inherent risk, but the risk is not always equal. This track, new as it is, has carried a fair amount of danger and caused a decent amount of damage to cars over the past couple of days. Yesterday Ferrari's Carlos Sainz ended up in the wall - after earlier spinning and puncturing his front-right tyre - and in final practice this morning it was Alpine's Esteban Ocon who did similar and in a similar place.