F1: Miami Grand Prix Preview

May 2, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

This weekend’s Miami Grand Prix will be the third installment of the stop in Miami marking the first of three stops in the United States on the 2024 calendar. Thus far championship leader Max Verstappen has won the first two and will try to repeat the result to extend his championship lead. It will be an interesting weekend for the Red Bull camp as this will be the first grand prix weekend after the announcement that legendary car designer Adrian Newey will be leaving the team next year.

While the impact of Newey’s departure might not be seen in Miami. The Red Bull camp is at a cross road where they will need to start building an identity as a team without Newey. The team has been the center of rumors, speculation and personnel changes. Miami will be the first weekend the team isn’t in the middle of a media frenzy.

Logan Sargeant’s Run Coming to an End?

Miami is Logan Sargeant’s home grand prix. However, Sargeant hasn’t performed well during his time with Williams. He has failed to become a regular points scorer and continues to keep pace with his teammate Alex Albon. Its rumored that Miami will be Sargeant’s last race with Williams base don lack of performance so it may be his last opportunity to showcase his skills on the world top racing stage. Racing prodigy Andrea Kimi Antonelli is set to take Sargeant’s place however, Williams faces a hurdle for moving the 17 year old into a seat. The FIA instituted an 18 year old age minimum for drivers in F1. Williams is seeking to appeal the rule.

Action kicks off tomorrow with practice session 1.

Weekend Schedule

Friday 3rd May 2024

  • Free Practice 1: 12:30 – 13:30 ET 
  • Sprint shootout: 16:30 – 17:14 ET 

Saturday 4th May 2024

  • Sprint: 12:00 ET 
  • Qualifying: 16:00 – 17:00 ET 

Sunday 5th May 2024

  • Race: 16:00 ET