The Formula One Miami Grand Prix returns for the second year in 2023.
Racers speed around Hard Rock Stadium at a South Beach-inspired event that has drawn celebrities from every industry this weekend, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, tech mogul Elon Musk, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and rap superstars A$AP Rocky and Skepta.
“The vibe is pretty, pretty sick so far,” McLaren driver Lando Norris said taking in the electric atmosphere.
The Miami Grand Prix serves as a homecoming race for Logan Sargeant, who grew up in nearby Fort Lauderdale before moving overseas to pursue his racing dream. The Williams rookie is the first driver in the series from the United States since 2015. He joined the big leagues after becoming first American to win a Formula 2 race last year when he saw victory at Silverstone, one of the most storied tracks in the sport.
This is the first of three races in America with the United States Grand Prix in Austin in October and the Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.
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Here’s everything you need to know for Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix:
When is the Miami Grand Prix?
The starting lights will go out at the Miami Grand Prix at 3:30 p.m. ET in Miami.
What TV channel will the Miami Grand Prix be on?
The Miami Grand Prix will be nationally broadcast on television on ABC.
Where will the Miami Grand Prix be live streamed?
The Miami Grand Prix will be available to watch via live stream at ESPN+.
Who holds the lap record at the F1 Miami Grand Prix?
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen had the fastest lap at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix last year with a time of 1:31.361.
Who won the F1 race in Miami last year?
Verstappen won the inaugural Miami Grand Prix last year. He was joined on the podium by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The winners were given Pirelli-branded football helmets instead of the usual caps to celebrate the American football culture of South Florida. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino presented the trophy and an autographed Miami Dolphins helmet to Verstappen.
What is the starting grid for the 2023 F1 Miami Grand Prix?
Sergio “Checo” Pérez has pole position for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix after Saturday’s qualifying. He has won two of the four races so far this season and finished fourth at last year’s competition. The Red Bull Racing driver will be joined on the front row by Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso, who has been on the podium three times this year. Ferrari’s Sainz will start third after his teammate, Leclerc, spun out in Q3 to give an early end to the session.
“I’m feeling great. It’s been going really well so far, so I’m happy,” Pérez told USA TODAY Sports ahead of the weekend. “But I also know that we have to be really on it and now the target is to win this weekend.”
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South Florida native Logan Sargeant will start at the back of the grid in P20 after struggling in Saturday’s outing. The Williams rookie made it to his first Q2 round of qualifying last week at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Here is the starting grid for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix:
- (11) Sergio Pérez
- (14) Fernando Alonso
- (55) Carlos Sainz
- (20) Kevin Magnussen
- (10) Pierre Gasly
- (63) George Russell
- (16) Charles Leclerc
- (31) Esteban Ocon
- (1) Max Verstappen
- (77) Valtteri Bottas
- (23) Alex Albon
- (27) Nico Hulkenberg
- (44) Lewis Hamilton
- (24) Zhou Guanyu
- (21) Nyck DeVries
- (4) Lando Norris
- (22) Yuki Tsunoda
- (18) Lance Stroll
- (81) Oscar Piastri
- (2) Logan Sargeant