The primary of three U.S. races on the 2023 Method 1 calendar, the Miami Grand Prix, takes place this weekend. It is going to be adopted late within the season by races in Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas.
The Miami race is now into its second 12 months, and is as soon as once more being held on the Miami Worldwide Autodrome, a brief circuit situated in and across the Miami Dolphins’ Onerous Rock Stadium advanced.
The observe ranks excessive by way of high speeds in comparison with different circuits, with solely the Italian, Mexican, and new Las Vegas grands prix anticipated to see greater speeds.
It stretches 3.36 miles in size and options a mixture of 19 low- and high-speed corners, together with three DRS zones. It is also very slender in some locations in comparison with commonplace, everlasting racetracks, significantly across the third sector.
Miami Worldwide Autodrome, house of the Method 1 Miami Grand Prix
A brand new floor means grip ranges might be an unknown issue for groups. Pirelli has nominated its mid-range tire compounds to be used within the race: the C2 because the White arduous, the C3 because the Yellow medium, and the C4 because the Purple comfortable.
The positioning of a few of the limitations, together with rumble strips, has additionally been altered in comparison with final 12 months.
The climate on the coast of Miami may be very changeable, although at current the forecast is for nice situations all through the weekend. Ambient temperatures are anticipated to achieve greater than 86 levels.
Going into Saturday’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race, Purple Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with 93 factors. Fellow Purple Bull driver Sergio Perez is shut behind with 87 factors, and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso is third with 60 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Purple Bull leads with 180 factors, versus the 87 of Aston Martin and 76 of Mercedes-Benz AMG. Final 12 months’s winner in Miami was Verstappen driving for Purple Bull.