F1 is back this weekend, where racing fans around the world can enjoy with the best racing drivers on earth to adorn Miami for the very first time.
This weekend’s Grand Prix has been a long time coming and comes at a crucial time in the season with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc on par with two victories each so far.
And Lewis Hamilton will hope he can finish in a better position than he did at Emilia Romagna’s Grand Prix two weeks ago.
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Russel is faster than Hamilton
Russell’s choice to drive on hard tires may prove worthwhile.
He is up in 8th place now and driving faster than his teammate in front of him at the moment.
A long break at the pit of Alpine
Alonso stands waiting in the pit after the alpine engineers struggle with his left rear wheel. The Spaniard is back now, but it will hurt him.
Go for a walk up to 14
Lance Stroll gets his elbows out and overtakes Latifi smartly on the inside.
Verstappen sets the fastest lap
Max Verstappen has won at Leclerc since overtaking the Ferrari man in the 9th lap. There are three and a half seconds between them.
Russel bites back on Ricciardo
The Mercedes driver waits for his opportunity before overtaking the Australian on the outside.
Leclerc registers a lap over a second slower than Verstappen in front of him. A brief lock-up did not help the Monaco man.
The Japanese rider is the first to box in this race.
Elsewhere, Ricciardo has made his way past Russell up to 12th place.
Zhou out of the race
It is a premature end to Ghanyu Zhou’s race, which is forced to exit the car after just seven laps.
It is all the way down to Bottas for Alpha Romeo, who has had track placement in 5th place.
Verstappen up in first!
Just too fast!
On the last corner of the lap, Verstappen hovers past Leclerc to become the race leader.
Leclerc, however, agrees with him. What a struggle this turns out to be.
Verstappen wins at Leclerc
Max Verstappen is faster than Leclerc at the moment. There is less than half a second between them.
Hamilton gets revenge
Lewis Hamilton uses DRS to sweep past Alonso and then Gasly.
Back to where he started.
Schumaker passes Tsunoda
The German goes wheel in wheel with Alpha Tauri in a proper racing scrap.
He walks around him on the outside after the two cars touch each other.
Alonso against Hamilton
On the repetitions, Hamilton locks in before Alonso seems to give him a push.
Bono is on the radio saying there is no harm, but Lewis is not so sure.
Hamilton loses places
Lewis Hamilton has been on the radio complaining that Alonso got in touch with his car.
He has lost two places and is down in 8th place, after the alpine skier.
Leclerc releases well and holds on first. But Verstappen is aggressive and overtakes Sainz on the outside. The Red Bull driver is up on P2.
The drivers test their tires on the formation lap.
Here is the grid (Vettel and Stroll start from pitlane)
Aston Martin to start from the pit
a few drops of rain have been reported on the pitch. Nothing too serious, though.
The drivers take their seats.
It’s hymn time
Luis Fonsi exclaims the American national anthem to a warm applause.
The sun is on
It’s a hot day in Miami, made even hotter by the crowds hoarding the net at the moment. It’s packed!
Martin Brundle tries to have a polite conversation with some celebrities he has never heard of. He is mostly ignored in some pretty awkward minutes.
Bottas proves that critics are wrong
Valtteri Bottas qualifies both Mercedes cars for the second race. He starts as number five today.
However, we are not sure that he worries too much about it …
One last sip
The cars are out now.
The DJ has the floor
DJ Khaled hangs out in the McLaren garage.
Do you recognize anyone?
Just a few famous faces in Miami today.
One picture, four sports.