F1 - Miami Grand Prix live: Verstappen in the lead, safety car race

F1 – Miami Grand Prix live: Verstappen in the lead, safety car race

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The classification before the relaunch of the race (46/57)

These ten gentlemen stop in 12 seconds behind the safety car:


2. Leclerc

3. Sainz

4. Perez

5. Boots


7. Russell

8. Alonzo


10. Ocon

The Safety Car is still running (43/57)

We should be back soon, once we’ve cleaned up Norris’s gum.

Five second penalty for Alonso (43/57)

The Spaniard is sanctioned for his clash with Gasly. Which undoubtedly led to the Gasly-Norris collision, moreover, since the Frenchman had the greatest difficulty in controlling his car.

Everyone gather behind the safety car (42/57)

The royal safety car is deployed. The gaps were naturally shortened and Esteban Ocon finally stopped to put on soft tyres. He starts 11th, with a good shot to play.

Norris loses a wheel! Virtual safety car! (41/57)

Collision between Gasly and Norris on this lap 41. The Briton lost his right rear wheel and found himself spinning, then immobilized in the middle of the track. Virtual safety car! Russell takes the opportunity to go to the pits.

Oh, the Alonso-Gasly clash! (40/57)

The Spaniard lightly hits the Frenchman at the end of the straight, and everyone passes the blame on him. Alonso is now 9th and Gasly 11th, as Stroll took advantage of the minor incident to get in the middle.

Russell still hasn’t stopped (37/57)

The Mercedes driver is fifth on his hard tires at the start and seems to want to time before stopping. In fact, he could be one of the big winners in case of rain.

The rain could come! (36/57)

Meteorologists evoke a rain in 8 minutes. Finally some entertainment in Miami?

Dirty Sunday for the McLarens (34/57)

Now that they have both pitted, Norris and Ricciardo are 15th and 17th. Orange tractors.

We are a bit bored, all the same (32/57)

Good start for Verstappen, yes, his overtaking of Leclerc a few laps later, but apart from that, nothing crazy to sink our teeth into at this Miami GP that we were looking forward to. Let’s hope for at least a good Sainz-Pérez battle for third place.

Tire overheating problem for Hamilton (30/57)

We ask the English to remove some rubber to cool everything down. A new complicated race for the seven-time world champion, who does not seem capable of risking the podium.

Sainz brakes, Verstappen takes the lead (28/57)

Endless stop for Sainz. Verstappen is a comfortable leader, Red Bull’s victory is shaping up little by little…

Verstappen in turn in the pits (26/57)

2.4 stop for the Dutchman. He is clean and allows him to start 2nd, behind Sainz who has not stopped yet. He even has a 7 second lead over Leclerc now. Losing strategy for Ferrari.

Leclerc recovers the best time… but complains (25/57)

“The car is so difficult to drive,” said the Monegasque on the radio. He immediately stops in the pits, to attempt the undercut of Verstappen. He still looks tricky on hard rubbers.

Still no breaks in Florida (23/57)

Despite the presence of a puzzle chicane, which caused some problems in practice and qualifying, no driver has tested the Florida barriers so far. Only Zhou gave up, but due to a technical problem.

New lap record for Verstappen (22/57)

The Grand Prix leader relegated Lerclerc to 4.5″.

Perez deadlock (21/57)

While putting pressure on Sainz 3-4 laps ago, Sergio Pérez (4th) is now more than 7 seconds behind the Ferrari driver. The Red Bull engineers watch lost in thought of him.

The Rising Fools (20/57)

Despite their setbacks, Ocon (9th), Stroll (12th) and Vettel (13th) have now returned to the battle for points. But they have not yet reached the pits.

3.5” lead for Verstappen now (17/57)

The Red Bull driver builds up a small margin before an upcoming pit stop.

Oh, Alonso’s bad pit stop (16/57)

The Spaniard was stopped for more than five seconds due to a problem with his right rear tyre, but still managed to get out to the front of traffic.

Verstappen widens the gap (13/57)

Helped by another minor braking error from Leclerc, the Dutchman now has a 2.5sec lead in the race!

Tsunoda is the first to whistle (12/57)

Hard rubber for the Japanese from Alpha Tauri, which opens the ball for tire changes.

A gap between Pérez and Bottas (12/57)

Bottas is now 8 seconds behind Pérez in fourth place. The Red Bull-Ferrari race is ahead, and the others are behind.

And Verstappen taking the initiative!! (9/57)

Under pressure, Charles Leclerc made a small mistake in the last corner before the start straight, and was swallowed by the Dutchman on the line! Max Verstappen now leads the Miami Grand Prix with his Red Bull! What a start on the part of him!

Gasly in the hard (8/57)

Overtaken by Hamilton two laps ago, the Frenchman (7th) is now threatened by Alonso, less than half a second behind.

A first abandonment! (8/57)

The Chinese Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) returns to the pits, his Grand Prix is ​​over. Mechanical problem, a priori…

But Hamilton keeps doubling Gasly (6/57)

The Briton overtook Alonso and Gasly in just a few laps, here he is back in his starting position, ready to ram Bottas.

Hamilton is nervous (6/57)

The Mercedes driver, now seventh, complains of damage to his car. But his engineer assures him that the car is intact…

There was contact between Alonso and Hamilton at the start (5/57)

Perhaps that is why the English lost two positions. Fortunately for him and Alonso, the cars were not damaged.

The two Mercedes in trouble (3/57)

Hamilton and Russell had trouble getting started. The first city is always 8, the second 15! Note the start of the comeback for Esteban Ocon, now 17th, ahead of Latifi and the two Aston Martins that came out of the pits.

No break at the end of the first round (2/57)

A small qualifying point after the start, with Alonso’s big jump in the standings:

1. Leclerc


3. Sainz

4. Perez

5. Boots

6. gaseous

7. Alonzo




Oh, Verstappen’s magnificent flight! (1/57)

Excellent start by Max Verstappen, who manages to position himself 2nd between Leclerc and Sainz and therefore gets between the Ferraris when he goes out in the first corner. However, it is difficult for Hamilton, until the eighth.

The single-seaters are on the grid

A few more moments…

Let’s go for the formation lap

A warm-up lap and the first battle of Miami can begin.

Hamilton on the rough

Distanced in general, Lewis Hamilton will still find it difficult to compete with Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen this Sunday. He will already have to overtake Valtteri Bottas, his former teammate at Mercedes who set a fastest time in qualifying with… an Alfa Romeo.

Aston Martin hit

The two green cars have a temperature problem with their fuel, so they will start from the pits. A blow, as Lance Stroll had been ninth in the standings and Sebastian Vettel thirteenth.

Will it rain in Miami?

If it has been very hot in Miami since the beginning of the weekend, a light downpour hit the circuit this Sunday morning. And some clouds still lurk.

Ocon points to a comeback

Due to damage to his car shortly before qualifying on Saturday, Esteban Ocon was unable to take part in the session and will start from 20th position in his Alpine. But the Frenchman hopes to finish in the points. He will have to work hard for that, and also bet on favorable race circumstances.

A little tennis ball with Beckham for Leclerc

It’s something, warm-ups at Ferrari…

beautiful people in miami

Blaise Matuidi, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and David Beckham are present on the circuit. F1 is usually a place where people hang out, but in Miami it is even more evident.

Update on driver standings after four races

1. Leclerc (Ferrari), 86 points

2. Verstappen (Red Bull), 59 points

3. Perez (Red Bull), 54 pts

4. Russell (Mercedes), 49 points

5. Sainz (Ferrarri), 38 points

6. Norris (McLaren), 35 points

7. Hamilton (Mercedes), 28 points

8. Bottas (Alfa Romeo), 24 points

9. Ocon (Alpine), 20 pts.

10. Magnussen (Haas), 15 points

13. Gasly (Alpha Tauri), 6 points

A short description of the circuit.

If the fake marina has caused a lot to talk about and smile about, the Miami circuit around Hard Rock Stadium looks quite ripe for this Sunday’s show.

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