Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 223

Hamilton: 5%
Russell: 8%
Verstappen: 38%
Perez: 5%
Leclerc: 28%
Sainz: 4%
Norris: 8%
Ricciardo: 1%
Vettel: 1%
Alonso: 1%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,197 posts

162 months

Friday 29th April
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Hi all, I'm away for a few days so thought I'd get the thread up early.

Round 5 and we’re in Miami. A new experience for everyone, it’s a fast street circuit with a predicted average speed of nearly 140mph, so quick enough. Some commentators think it will be a Red Bull circuit as it’s fast, so perhaps another Max win? There are no DRS zones shown on the circuit map yet, don’t know why.

Ricciardo always seems to go well in the USA, and he badly needs a good race (again). Surely Sainz must be due some good luck, and Hamilton will be keen to show he’s still Number 1 at Mercedes.

Virtual lap: https://youtu.be/5ZQrprQNS-c

Here’s to another great race.

Date(s): Friday 6 May to Sunday 8 May 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and local time)

All sessions are live on Sky F1. Qualifying and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.





Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast:

https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/today/l/25.78,-8...

Tyre options:

Pirelli has chosen the middle range of tyres, so C2, C3 and C4. The old Q2 tyre rule is scrapped for 2022.



2021 race result:

N/A

2021 Race Highlights

N/A



Edited by Piginapoke on Saturday 30th April 04:43


Edited by Piginapoke on Thursday 5th May 12:00

InfamousK

632 posts

167 months

Friday 29th April
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Massive thanks for the threads that you do, all the information you need.

Let's go RBR!

PhilAsia

977 posts

52 months

Friday 29th April
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Thanks Piginapoke...

Someone eloquently stated that it was the "slots, sluts and skid marks" that he always enjoys... Each to their own!

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Friday 29th April
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Thanks pig

Voted for max on the basis it's a new circuit and Ferrari will probably make a complete hash of it one way or another.

Looking forward to this one only because it's a new circuit and it's bound to create drama as all new circuits do. Beyond that, it looks a bit turd to me!

The Moose

21,698 posts

186 months

Friday 29th April
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I think Ferrari will go well here. Looking forward to it although a shame that it's been basically impossible to get grandstand tickets for a reasonable price.

PhilAsia

977 posts

52 months

Saturday 30th April
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Merc and Lewis has some up updates...round tyres I believe.

I cannot imagine the RBR being beaten around here. They were 1.1 secs faster in Imola and appeared lighter on tyres.

Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Saturday 30th April
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The Moose said:
I think Ferrari will go well here. Looking forward to it although a shame that it's been basically impossible to get grandstand tickets for a reasonable price.
Looking forward to the challenge of a new circuit, but it does look rather boring.

What was the issue with the tickets? Not enough grandstands, or they all got bought up by the Miami Mafia for resale?

Tommo87

3,067 posts

90 months

Saturday 30th April
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I see the Red Ball official wife beating team are having another moment with the childish quotes, on social media.




PhilAsia

977 posts

52 months

Saturday 30th April
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Tommo87 said:
I see the Red Ball official wife beating team are having another moment with the childish quotes, on social media.
Surely not... That would be so, so, sooooooooooo uncharacteristic!

The Moose

21,698 posts

186 months

Saturday 30th April
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Sandpit Steve said:
The Moose said:
I think Ferrari will go well here. Looking forward to it although a shame that it's been basically impossible to get grandstand tickets for a reasonable price.
Looking forward to the challenge of a new circuit, but it does look rather boring.

What was the issue with the tickets? Not enough grandstands, or they all got bought up by the Miami Mafia for resale?
I was on all the lists for tickets and was ready as soon as they were released…on each release however nothing was available to a pleb like me through official channels. Everything was secondary market at $2,500 was the cheapest grandstand ticket I could find. That being said, I looked yesterday and the cheapest grandstand ticket is now $990. I wonder if I’ll be able to find one for sale for a lot less after qualifying?

paulguitar

15,548 posts

90 months

Saturday 30th April
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The Moose said:
Sandpit Steve said:
The Moose said:
I think Ferrari will go well here. Looking forward to it although a shame that it's been basically impossible to get grandstand tickets for a reasonable price.
Looking forward to the challenge of a new circuit, but it does look rather boring.

What was the issue with the tickets? Not enough grandstands, or they all got bought up by the Miami Mafia for resale?
I was on all the lists for tickets and was ready as soon as they were released…on each release however nothing was available to a pleb like me through official channels. Everything was secondary market at $2,500 was the cheapest grandstand ticket I could find. That being said, I looked yesterday and the cheapest grandstand ticket is now $990. I wonder if I’ll be able to find one for sale for a lot less after qualifying?
My best mate is there for the weekend, he and his Mrs paid about $700 each for their tickets, I think, but that was when they were first released.

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Saturday 30th April
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When does the build up for this weekend start? I'm guessing local networks will be all over it on Thursday when the drivers arrive?

I'm sure it'll be hyped 'because America'.

moorx

2,716 posts

91 months

Saturday 30th April
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Tommo87 said:
I see the Red Ball official wife beating team are having another moment with the childish quotes, on social media.
What's been said?

talksthetorque

10,298 posts

112 months

Saturday 30th April
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Looks like there's two decent enough straights for overtaking, one with a left right after it, so some potential front wing loss there, and another with a double left right, presumably the one where you make the pass stick.
Looks like a tricky uphill off camber chicane with bouncy kerbs on the inside to unsettle the cars as well.
They'll have to be careful not to overegg the DRS in my opinion.
Start times - I'm thinking can I stay awake if its a bit of a procession.......

Aids0G

336 posts

126 months

Saturday 30th April
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talksthetorque said:
Looks like there's two decent enough straights for overtaking, one with a left right after it, so some potential front wing loss there, and another with a double left right, presumably the one where you make the pass stick.
Looks like a tricky uphill off camber chicane with bouncy kerbs on the inside to unsettle the cars as well.
They'll have to be careful not to overegg the DRS in my opinion.
Start times - I'm thinking can I stay awake if its a bit of a procession.......
Really hope they get the DRS right, wonder if they haven’t put he jones on the map yet because they want to see the cars run in FP1 first?

Love the timings for this one, hopefully no toddler interruptions, coffee needed though for the race!

Don1

15,213 posts

185 months

Saturday 30th April
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If the car can get to the end of the race, Max wins (unfortunately).

MiniMan64

15,381 posts

167 months

Saturday 30th April
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Bit of a side bar question but why is Miami scheduled here in the calendar? Wedged between two European weekends, why fly the whole circus out to America and back?

WonkeyDonkey

1,872 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st May
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Don1 said:
If the car can get to the end of the race, Max wins (unfortunately).
That's the big if.

If Red Bull and Honda, sorry, red bull powertrains have sorted all their issues then this season is going to be a walk in the park for them.

RZ1

4,100 posts

183 months

Sunday 1st May
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Hope Sainz does well here. He needs a strong finish

talksthetorque

10,298 posts

112 months

Sunday 1st May
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MiniMan64 said:
Bit of a side bar question but why is Miami scheduled here in the calendar? Wedged between two European weekends, why fly the whole circus out to America and back?
Wasn't Imola meant to be China?