Small adjustments to DRS areas in Miami
No wheels have been run in Miami yet, but officials from the FIA have made changes to the three DRS regions once again.
– Zone 1: The measurement point after Curve 8 is returned by seven metres. The DRS can also activate before 37 metres, that is, shortly after turn 9.
– Zone 2: The measurement point after curve 16 on the straight back has been moved by three metres.
Zone 3: The measurement point in Curve 17 has been moved four meters forward.
The layout of the Mercedes circuit gives the impression of a new Formula 1 racetrack, as the three DRS zones are indicated.
And that’s it in Formula 1 Thursday from Miami. Stephen Ahlan Thanks for your attention today! As usual, my colleague Robin Zimmerman will take over at this point in the live tape tomorrow and I’ll be back in the live session for the rest of the action in Miami. Until then, have a nice evening!
Why drive a Mercedes with a colored rear wing
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are driving Mercedes in Miami with colorful rear wings, and there’s a reason for that: With sponsor FTX, the team wants to auction off the rear wings used in the USA Racing weekend and donate the proceeds to Laney.
The bright color design on the Mercedes’ rear wings comes from artist Mad Dog Jones.
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2023: How do you imagine the future Gasly
Pierre Gasly could change teams for the 2023 season and either return to Red Bull or turn his back on the entire energy drink company. He was asked if he had actually thought about this.
The elusive Frenchman answers and first addresses the current situation at AlphaTauri in the 2022 season. “The most important thing for me is to do my best with the car I own. I want to feel like I’m doing my best with the materials I have.”
Off the track, of course, he’s thinking about what his future might look like. “My situation is clear and I have ambitions,” Gasly says. “There is interest. There are talks with Red Bull and AlphaTauri about how to move forward.”
However, at the moment, he cannot say much about her, except: “The right decision comes at the right time.”
Gasly expects ‘many overtaking maneuvers’
My colleague Adam Cooper just spoke with Pierre Gasly. At first it was Miami Circuit, which Gasly says “sounds fast.” His verdict: “There are two very long lanes and that’s great because we’ll probably see a lot of overtaking.”
The biggest driving challenge is the first sector which has many fast turns. Gasly says the seventh shift in particular inspires respect. “There you go left almost endlessly. You can’t see the corner exit from the cockpit. The tires are suffering quite a bit at this point.”
According to Gasly, the question mark is the entrance to the hole at turn 19 (see photo). Chicane makes it difficult for drivers to get around there. “It’s tight,” Gasly says. “It all depends on how much corners you can cut. We’ve tried that in simulation. If you can cut corners a little bit, it’s easier. But if we can’t touch the white line, it’s very difficult.”
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As Bottas has gone astray
Valtteri Bottas didn’t have to go as far as McLaren coach Brown to get his own “date” before the Miami Grand Prix: He went to the Miami Dolphins of the NFL and got a taste of that football coaching slots.
McLaren boss Zak Brown takes off
Prior to the Formula 1 race in Miami, McLaren Team Principal Zak Brown took off – with US Navy pilots, the Blue Angels. He received a 45-minute test flight including a “screw” at an estimated speed of 650 km / h, and episodes were also included in the program. The highest payload for Griffin Stangl and Brown pilots is said to have been 7.4 grams.
It is not known how well the Browns coped with high-speed flight. However, in the majority of photos, the McLaren boss makes a happy impression…
Video: Countdown to Formula 1 in Miami
It won’t be long before the Miami International Autodrome is officially opened by Formula 1. And here comes the Sky TV “Countdown” with some updated information on the first American race of the year!
Final preparations: The countdown to Formula 1 is underway in Miami
For the first time ever, Formula 1 is competing this weekend in Miami. Final preparations are underway.
Pirelli announces choice of ‘Conservative’ tires for Miami
For the first Grand Prix in Miami, Formula 1 car supplier Pirelli has nominated C2, C3 and C4 tires, the mid-range vehicles. You can also say: these are the standard tires for Formula 1, because often C2 to C4 are used together.
Why also in Miami? Pirelli Director of Sports Mario Isola explains: “With the new track we always tend to be on the conservative side. It will be exciting to see how well the real data matches up with our simulations.”
Since the Miami International Autodrome was previously covered with high-pressure jets, the track should “provide good grip from the start,” Isola says. “And because the cars are probably running at low to medium power, we might see some slides in fast cornering, especially in the hard compound.”
Even without Ferrari’s help: Ilott is back at Alfa Romeo
Former Ferrari youngster Callum Ilott has made a re-appearance on the Formula 1 circuit at Alfa Romeo, where he was already active as a test and reserve driver in Ferrari’s times. Ellot plays the same role in Miami, but this time Ferrari is no longer dedicated to doing so. “He’s just one of us,” said team boss Frederic Vasseur when asked.
In the 2022 season, Ilott will be there as a replacement driver when Robert Kubica is unable to be active due to other commitments – such as this weekend, as he drives Kubica in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa. “We don’t even need a contract for that,” Vasier continues. “Callum is family, after all.”
The Briton actually had a very different direction for 2022: Ilott drives into the IndyCar series in the US and isn’t currently pursuing any Formula 1 plans. “At least I’m not actively looking for a spot. I have a good career ahead of me at IndyCars, but if something happens I’m not actively looking for a spot. What [in der Formel 1]Good then.”
Down Mercedes W13
Our Formula 1 Technical Editor Giorgio Piola was busy again and gave us detailed photos from the pit lane in Miami. Also included: A picture of the Mercedes W13 underbody with Venturi ducts. Other shots show the rear wing in a Red Bull RB18 or the front wing in a Ferrari F1-75. The same is true here: we will be regularly updating our tech photo series with new decorations over the course of the weekend!
Photo Gallery: Formula 1: Technology Detailed images of Miami Grand Prix 2022
Goat meeting in Miami
Two goats meet in Miami – at least the title of “greatest of all time” is sometimes brought to F1 driver Lewis Hamilton and NFL star Tom Brady. Before the first US race of the year, the two met to play golf. We don’t know if they understand golf as well as their normal trade…
Not everyone runs the Miami Trackwalk
At nearly 30 degrees Celsius and 5.4 kilometers long, not every Formula 1 driver encounters a lane on the road in Miami. Valtteri Bottas has switched to cycling, just like Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez. However, the majority of drivers have so far walked the circuit to get a detailed picture of the temporary track. and still The weather is perfect in Miami, but that could change (selectively) in the next few days…
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Formula 1 and Netflix continue
We just got the message that the ‘Driving for Survival’ Formula 1 series will continue. Formula 1 and streaming provider Netflix have extended their agreement for two more seasons (fifth and sixth numbers). Season 5 will be filmed in the 2022 season and will be released in Spring 2023.
The Drive to Survive format first aired in 2019 and brought many new fans into Formula 1, especially in North America, but not just there. Season 4 of the 2021 season has had the biggest hit yet, and according to Formula 1 information, it’s ranked in the top ten on Netflix in ten countries.
Slightly different helmet design for Miami
It was already a topic today: some drivers created a special helmet design for the first Miami Grand Prix. Take a look at this gallery, we’ve put together some pictures!
Gallery: Formula 1 helmet designs for the Miami race
More impressions on site from Miami
Our gallery of the Formula 1 race in Miami is full. In the meantime, we’ve added other existing items, including the first drivers to walk the new track on the new track. And as the evening progresses (and the next few days), of course, more and more recordings are being added. So it is worth visiting regularly!
What’s happening in Miami – and how Formula 1 deserves it!
belongs in this edition of Formula 1 podcasts start the grid! Our editor-in-chief Christian Nimmervall is also at the start as he talks to the moderators about the upcoming race in Miami, among other things.
Also a big topic is: how the new financial situation in Formula 1 is below the budget line and why a group like Volkswagen sees this as an ideal starting point for 2026 with two brands – Audi and Porsche – in the “first class” of motorsport. to enter