Miami GP Preview – Miami Grand Prix Odds & F1 Betting
We have a Miami GP Preview for you along with all the betting odds ahead of the latest F1 spring action this weekend over in the states.
The Formula 1 is back for the second weekend in a row and the fifth race of the season following last weekend’s superb performance by Sergio Perez in Baku taking victory in both the Sprint and the Grand Prix itself.
How To Watch The Miami GP
When? Qualifying coverage starts at Saturday, 8pm, 6th of May on Sky Sports F1. Grand Prix coverage begins at 7pm on Sunday, 7th of May also on Sky Sports F1. The Miami Grand Prix itself starts at 8.30pm on Sunday.
Where? Miami International Autodrome, Miami, USA.
Formula 1 Standings
Max Verstappen holds a 6-point lead in the Driver’s Championship after the first four races of the season with Sergio Perez just behind him following his two victories last weekend. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton round out the top-4. Red Bull also holds a 93-point lead over Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship, with Mercedes third and Ferrari fourth.
We're going to Miami… 🌴😍#MiamiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/T9APdsUwRY
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 3, 2023
Miami GP Preview
The Miami Grand Prix is one of the newer races on the calendar with the race debuting only last year. Miami is fast becoming a key event for F1 as they try to continue their growth in America.
The weekend’s racing is being held at the Miami International Autodrome which is a purpose-built temporary circuit around Hard Rock Stadium. The track is 3.363 mi (5.412 km) long and features 19 corners with an anticipated average speed of around 140 mph.
Max Verstappen – 4/9 Favourite
The Red Bull driver leads The Driver’s Championship by six points closely followed by teammate Sergio Perez following his double last weekend it is looking like an intriguing battle from the teammates for the title this year.
Max can consider himself unlucky not to have won last weekend after hitting George Russell in the sprint made him unable to challenge Leclerc for second. On Sunday a Safety Car prevented his challenge as he dropped to third, he was able to pass out Leclerc but could not catch Perez. Following the race he stated that he learned a lot from the weekend. Max won the first edition of this race last season.
Only one driver could ever be the first #MiamiGP winner… 🏆🌴@Max33Verstappen claimed that title with this impressive move on Charles Leclerc! 💪#F1 @redbullracing pic.twitter.com/yr5EPOehV1
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 3, 2023
Sergio Perez – 29/10 Second Favourite
Perez is coming into this weekend following victory in both the Sprint and the Grand Prix in Baku the only thing he didn’t achieve was the fastest lap qualifying third for the race and second in the Sprint shootout. This double took him to only six points behind his teammate in the Driver’s Championship
Perez can perhaps consider himself fortunate that his teammate Max Verstappen pitted before the Safety Car to gain the lead. However, even before that he was the faster Red Bull and had looked in a prime position to challenge his teammate. Perez finished fourth in this race last year, but he will fancy his chance of success at the weekend. He believes he is in a championship battle, and he certainly is.
Sergio Perez, the streets of Baku belong to you ✨#AzerbaijanGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/GFnFsSwrqG
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 2, 2023
Charles Leclerc – 12/1
The third favourite for this weekend is Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who has had a turbulent start to the season. In the Bahrain Grand Prix he had a DNF, at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix he finished seventh in Australia he retired.
Last weekend he had his best result of the season, Leclerc qualified on pole for both the race and the Sprint but finished second in the 100km dash and third on Sunday.
In the improved SF-23, Leclerc twice beat both Red Bulls to qualify in P1, despite losing out to them in the end he was praised for how he drove to fend off Alonso Ferrari on their first podium of the year in the Grand Prix.
Following the race Leclerc said that Ferrari ‘absolutely maximised’ Azerbaijan weekend after claiming the first podium of the season. Leclerc came second in this race last season.
Charles Leclerc's responses to the Red Bull drivers getting all the post-race questions 😅🤷♂️
(h/t @leclercsletters) pic.twitter.com/8e3Kd2YOH5
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) May 1, 2023
Fernando Alonso – 14/1
The oldest F1 Driver on the grind at 41 years of age. The 2005 and 2006 Drivers Championship winner is still competing at the very top of the F1 Table.
Last weekend was the first time that Alonso has missed out on podium this season but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Following DRS issues last weekend he qualified sixth for the Grand Prix, and eighth in the Sprint Shootout.
During that race he performed excellently finishing sixth in the Sprint and getting up to fourth in the Grand Prix. Alonso produced arguably the highlight of the weekend with an opportunistic overtake on Carlos Sainz but was unable to chase down Leclerc for third. He was eleventh at this event last season.
"I think they got lucky" ☘️
Fernando Alonso gives his honest assessment of the race ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/QyKBbYrnwL
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) April 30, 2023
Lewis Hamilton – 25/1
Lewis is coming into this race following a sixth-place finish for the seven-time world champion in Baku. Following the race he was critical of the safety car which “kicked me in the teeth” which resulted in him dropping from P5 to 10th.
Hamilton did showcase the tremendous driver craft he still has as he overtook Nico Hulkenberg, Esteban Ocon and teammate George Russell during the restart before capitalising on a Lance Stroll mistake to get up to sixth.
He could not get past Sainz for fifth and was forced to settle for his lowest finish of the season, although it was arguably one of his most impressive performances of the season so far.
Hamilton 🆚 Russell
Neither Mercedes driver wanted to give this one up 😤#F1 #MiamiGP pic.twitter.com/Fpl6pC51eR
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 4, 2023
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