Event: Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix
Track: Miami International Autodrome

Race Results 2022 Miami Formula One Grand Prix

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18, leads Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75 during the Miami GP at Miami International Autodrome on Sunday May 08, 2022 in Miami, United States of America. (Photo by Zak Mauger / LAT Images)

Weather: dry 29.9°C
Tarmac: dry 44.3°C
Humidity: 64%
Wind: 3.0 m/s SE
Pressure: 1009.0 bar

Max Verstappen scored his 23rd F1 race win today. The Dutch driver won the first Miami F1 GP. It was his third race win of the 2022 season. The Red Bull driver started from third place. It was the 78th race win for Red Bull Racing.

2022 Miami F1 GP Race Report

The top 9 started on medium tyres and both Aston Martin cars of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll had to start from the pit lane.

Right after the start Red Bull driver Max Verstappen who started from P3, overtook the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz in turn 2, to go after race leader Charles Leclerc. who had a great get away in the Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton had lost two places at the start and was driving on P8 after AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly and Alpine driver Fernando Alonso had past the Mercedes driver. Alonso had won four places in the first lap and was running on P7.

The other Mercedes driver George Russell also had lost two places on the hard tyres. After the first lap Verstappen was 1.2 sec. behind Leclerc

Leclerc drove the fastest lap of the race up till now in lap 2. One lap later Hamilton won back P7 from Alonso by using DRS on the 1st DRS zone. In lap 4 Verstappen drove the fastest lap and set it to 1:34.287 and now was 1.4s behind Leclerc.

Race Results 2022 Miami Formula One Grand Prix

George Russell leads Lewis Hamilton during the 2022 Miami F1 GP

Hamilton was going strong in the Mercedes and passed Gasly for P6 at start/finish straight at the end of lap 5. One lap later Guanyu Zhou already had to retire the Alfa Romeo and drove back to the pit box.

In lap nine the Red Bull team told Verstappen that Leclerc already had tyre problems and Verstappen got right into the DRS zone of the Ferrari and passes Leclerc on the start-finish straight for the lead.

Behind them Ricciardo already got back to P12. The Australian driver started from P14. One lap later in lap 12 Yuki Tsunoda was the first to do a pitstop and switched to a set of hard tyres.

In lap 13 Verstappen's lead to Leclerc had already grown to 2.7 sec when Magnussen did his pitstop with the Haas.

By lap 20 Verstappen was already 3.3 sec. in front of Leclerc. At the same time Perez said he was losing power and he was losing to Sainz, while Verstappen set a new fastest lap with a 1:33.249 min.

Leclerc did a 3.2 sec. pitstop in lap 25 to give the Monegasque driver a set of new hard tyres. The race leader got a new set of hard tyres in lap 27 which took 2.4 sec. One lap later Sainz and Perez did their pitstop to go to the get their new set of hard tyres.

Verstappen had build up his lead towards Leclerc by 7.5 seconds bij lap 29. The most battles now were around P12. Where a DRS train was going on with Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lando Norris.

In lap 38 Verstappen set the fastest lap towards 1:32.325 min, while a rain shower was building up 8 minutes from the track. Two laps later Alonso and Gasly made contact at turn 1 while battling for P9. The Spanish driver got passed his French rival and also Stroll got P10 from Gasly.

Race Results 2022 Miami Formula One Grand Prix

Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22, battles with Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

In lap 41 Gasly and Norris made contact and Norris right rear tyre came off and had to retire the McLaren. At first a virtual safety car was deployed and later on the real safety car was deployed to recover the McLaren of Norris and Russell got his free pitstop. Perez and Magnussen also got new set of medium tyres. Esteban Ocon, Ricciardo, Gasly and Tsunoda went in to get a new set of softs.

Alonso received a 5 seconds penalty because of causing a collision at turn 1 with Gasly. At the end of lap 46 the safety period ended and the race was restarted again. The drivers with fresh tires had a great advantage on the drivers who were still on the 'old' tyres.

It took 3 laps until the drivers were able to use DRS and some fears battles build up on the brand new track. Russell overtook Hamilton for P5, while Bottas made an error at the hairpin of the end of the last main straight and got passed by Hamilton and Russell.

Leclerc was really giving all he got to try and get passed Verstappen for the win. Behind them Perez and Sainz also were battling for third position and even collided in turn 1.

In the final stages a lot of cars collided. Both Haas drivers collided with both Aston Martin drivers and both Haas drivers Schumacher and Magnussen were not able to finish the race.

After the race was finished the final classification changed when Alonso and Ricciardo received a 5 sec. time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

Classification 2022 Miami GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
11Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:34:24.25857
3
26
216Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:34:28.04457
1
18
355Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari01:34:32.48757
2
15
411Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull01:34:34.89657
4
12
563United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes01:34:42.84057
12
10
644United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:34:45.62657
6
8
777Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:34:49.33157
5
6
831France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine01:34:52.64457
20
4
923Thailand Alexander Albon
United Kingdom Williams01:34:56.62357
18
2
1018Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:35:01.28457
10
1
1114Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine01:35:01.38657
11
0
1222Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri01:35:04.40457
9
0
133Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren01:35:05.16057
14
0
146Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:35:14.19457
19
0
1547Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas01:35:37.56357
15
0
DNF20Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States HaasCollision56
16
0
DNF5Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston MartinCollision54
13
0
DNF10France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauriCollision45
7
0
DNF4United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLarenCollision39
8
0
DNF24China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa RomeoTechnical6
15
0

Penalties:

  • Fernando Alonso, Alpine #14 - 5 second time penalty - Causing a collision
  • Kevin Magnussen, Haas #20 - 5 second time penalty - Causing a collision
  • Fernando Alonso, Alpine #14 - 5 second time penalty - Leaving the track and gaining an advantage
  • Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren #3 - 5 second time penalty - Leaving the track and gaining an advantage

Fastest lap: 1:31.361 min by Max Verstappen, Red Bull (no.1) lap 54

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10 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2022 Miami Formula One Grand Prix

  1. Jax

    Driver of the day...Boy George. Dumbest driver of the day...Sir Lewis. Not Bono's fault this time. He foolishly refused to pit for softs not once...but twice! Only gifted 6th due to clumsy ass Bottas(no surprises here). Damn shame.

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  2. shroppyfly

    Heres the difference, LaLa whinging about having no luck, oh my heart bleeds..., and King George , Mr Professional on the cool down lap, the new team leader at Merc..?

    And that's why Max is WDC.. cool as a cucumber another class act, well done to Albon, another 1 pointer lol

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    • Donalf

      Georgie boy done well didn't he just, and I don't think sir Lulu's very happy doesn't he normally call the shots, like, leave it to me Guy's I'll sort it now its, you decide you tell me what to do, pathetic or what.

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  3. guttersniper 1

    quote of the day(shamilton the strategy didnt suit me man )tough toilet whinge whinge .great drive by max the man to beat the man

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  4. ReallyOldRacer

    Great Miami spectacle Two observations: first, Brundle's pre-race pit walks are an agonizing and embarrassing waste of time. second, maybe Miami could spend a few dollars less on the glitz and improve the track layout and surface for next year. Guys, we're here to race, not party.

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    • Brian T

      Thank you for that grid walk comment. I have found it utterly useless as it’s only him running/walking to talk to no one about anything interesting.

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  5. Jere Jyrälä

    Russell got lucky, but what was Gasly doing? Not as clear-cut as initially seemed, but still.
    Ferrari’s straight-line speed & consequently tyre wear were decisive.
    One full SC neutralization, although I was prepared for more.
    Still, quite a few incidents, especially post-SC.
    I'm surprised Stewards ruled the Mick-Seb collision as a mere racing incident.
    Mick attempted a divebomb that was doomed to fail from the get-go.
    Ricciardo would’ve gained a point with Alonso’s latter five-second addition, had he not picked up one himself, so unlucky coincidence.

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    • Nobodysperfect

      I would not be surprised a few drivers where running out of energy and focus at the end of this very hot race and therefore made those errors. Don't forget it's 60 degrees in that small cockpit with those ambient temperatures.

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