The time has finally come. The much anticipated and long awaited Miami Grand Prix is finally upon us. The 5.41km circuit is due to make its debut this weekend. It’s exciting and anticipated as we now have a new track, with new cars and new regulations. The teams have literally zero data for them to go by as to how the cars will handle and react, how much and how fast the tyres will degrade and what effects they will have on the drivers. Set in the Miami Gardens complex, the Hard Rock stadium sits at the heart of the circuit, home of the Miami Dolphins football club. The semi permanent track features 19 corners and some heavy braking zones, some very technical and high speed flowing sectors which will catch out some of the drivers. Meanwhile, you should be catching out the best odds with the best bookmakers!
With speeds expected to reach well over 300kmph on the very long straights, the Silver Arrows drivers might not be looking forward to this one thanks to the continued trouble they’re facing due to porpoising. George Russell was commenting about how he’s starting to get some back and chest pains after driving the car whilst seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton not commenting on any form of pains but, if a twenty-four year old is complaining about back and chest pains we can only imagine what Lewis must be feeling. Although he’s as fit as anyone else, age does play a part with the seven time world champ being thirty seven years old. Their team boss Toto Wolff has commented that their car is not worthy of a World Champion and would very much like to get the car’s issues fixed as soon as possible. I would really not like Toto to be my boss.
After an unlucky and somewhat disastrous weekend, Ferrari would really like to get the best possible result, especially Carlos Sainz. Carlos wasn’t really involved in the last couple of Grand Prix’s having crashed out after coming together with the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo and forcing him to retire in Imola and retiring in Adelaide. It’s known for drivers to take more risks when they have a new contract lined up but Carlos was just unlucky. He needs to get back up with Charles and help the Scuderia collect maximum points if they want to win the constructors championship. Meanwhile Red Bull seem to have put their reliability worries behind them, or was it due to the cooler weather? It’s to be noted that the Red Bull power units experienced some reliability issues in hotter weather and, with air temperatures expected to reach in the high 20’s and even in the low 30’s centigrade, you’d think that they might be a bit nervous in regards to this. Charles is expected to get a fresh new engine for his Ferrari, will Red Bull respond? Before placing your bets, make sure you check out the best sportsbook bonuses first!
Something that’s really been hurting the team at Mercedes this year has been the competitiveness of the midfield. At this stage all 10 teams have scored points after both Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll finished in the top 10 for Aston Martin at Imola, and that leaves Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi as the drivers who haven’t scored any points so far in 2022. The close competitive nature of all of the teams behind the big boys this year, being Red Bull and Ferrari, can only mean that either McLaren, Mercedes, Alpine, Alfa Romeo or even Haas will stand a chance of being best of the rest and scoring points on any given weekend, whilst AlphaTauri, Aston Martin and Williams have shown that they’re more than capable of scoring points. So if a team or a driver struggles to get a good qualifying session at a circuit, even if they are out of position or on the back foot, such as Mercedes were back in Imola, they will find it tough to climb through the field against a number of cars that are so heavily matched in terms of performance. This, along with other reliability problems gives us fans and spectators wondering what the pecking order for the top 10 will be both for qualifying and the race on Sunday.